The French election: How Australian businesses can prepare for a fresh round of uncertainty
In recent times, Australian businesses with global ties have experienced a prolonged period of uncertainty, riding out everything from Trump’s unpredictable administration to Theresa May’s shock call for a snap election. The French election for presidency is no exception, with Marine Le Pen now through to the second round of voting. The far-right candidate is […]
The American question for small businesses
There has never been a more eagerly awaited election in living memory. American voters will line up on November 8th to cast their vote, most will be for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Their decision will not simply affect political change in America, it will have far reaching global effects that will reverberate all the […]
Everything your ecommerce business needs to know about accepting foreign currency
Thanks to the rise of powerful and affordable ecommerce tools, Australian businesses can easily go global from day one. [Note: This article is the fifth in a multi-part series by Chris Dahl, providing guidance on setting up an ecommerce business. Read Part 1: Commerce Success Begins With Laying Solid Foundations, Part 2: Commerce partners: who’s right for you?, Part […]
Value exchange: the rapid growth of the intellectual transaction and skills as currency
Competition is no longer linear. The ‘unknown unknowns’ are waiting around every corner. Every industry, every sector, is suffering from the competitor they didn’t realize they had.
Over $800 million in foreign currency left by Aussie travellers
Australian travellers are sitting on over $800 million in foreign currency, according to the MasterCard Money Management Index.
5 steps to start currency hedging
Well, 2012 is done and dusted. We survived the fiscal cliff, the end of the world, and currency volatility continued to be the norm. During the Christmas and New Year period alone, currency markets rode a roller coaster up and down a 200 point range.
Aussie dollar slips below parity against US Greenback
The Australian dollar has slipped below parity with the US dollar overnight, trading as low as US 99.961c overnight, remaining below parity in morning trade.
How exporters can soften the blow of a high Aussie dollar
There has been much talk and speculation recently with the Australian dollar hitting parity twice with the US dollar in the last month alone (the last time parity occurred was in July 1982).