Dollar currencies around the world
When you think of a Dollar, you probably think about the USA. Upon independence, the US Congress established the US Mint and declared the Dollar as the national currency in 1792. The Dollar is not an English term though, it’s actually the anglicised version of the German word ‘Thaler’ which was a coin first issued in […]
Which are the world’s most valuable currencies?
On a daily basis a currency’s value will change against another. When looking at their relative strength, it’s common to compare them against one of the major reserve currencies like USD, EUR or GBP. Using data from Nov 2022 , we’ve compiled a list of the world’s ten most valuable currencies and explained why they have […]
Interest rate rises in the Eurozone & Canada
It has been a big week in the EU with plenty of data and political action. The ECB has increased interest rates by 0.5%, the first rate rise in the Eurozone since 2011. It comes at a time when inflation has hit record highs of 8.6% and the economic gulf between member states is widening. […]
Platinum Jubilee Special: The Queen’s portrait on the world’s currencies
In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this week, we thought we’d take a look at which other countries (besides the UK) feature portraits of Her Majesty the Queen on their currency, both coins and banknotes. To begin with let’s remind ourselves of the countries where the Queen is the Head of State. Besides […]