Peso currencies around the world

The origins of the Peso date back to the early Spanish Empire when the 8-real silver coin became known as a Peso.  The word literally means ‘weight’ in Spanish. The Peso is the name for many historic and current currencies in parts of the world that were once colonised by Spain. The most significant being Mexico and the […]

Close-up on the currencies of ‘The Next Eleven’

In last week’s article we looked at ‘the next eleven’, those countries who are predicted to be the global economic leaders of the future. These are Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam.  Each of these eleven countries has their own independent currency which we’ll take a brief […]