Close-up on the currencies of the BRICS

In last week’s article we looked at who the BRICS countries are and why they are considered the world’s most significant upcoming economies.  They all have high levels of productivity, large relatively young populations and are often manufacturing or production powerhouses.  This week we’ll look at these countries’ currencies, how strong/weak they are and any […]

Currency Unions outside of Europe

When you hear the term ‘Currency Union’ you probably think: Euro. Most people would. It’s by far the most high profile and successful monetary union. However what surprises many people is the fact that: a) it’s not the only one currently in existence and; b) it’s not the first one either. In fact there are […]