Getting Started with International Finance

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What Is an Exchange Rate?

An exchange rate (or the nominal exchange rate) represents the relative price of two currencies. For example, the dollar–euro exchange rate implies the relative price of the euro in terms of dollars. If [more…]

Which International Monetary System Is Better?

Economics is all about tradeoffs, and there’s no such thing as a flawless international monetary system. All systems have their benefits and costs. Any variety of a metallic standard, such as the gold [more…]

The Do’s and Don’ts of International Finance

Some absolutes and some falsehoods arise in the subject of international finance. You definitely need to know that macroeconomic fundamentals such as inflation rates, exchange rates, and growth rates affect [more…]

What the Terms Revaluation and Devaluation Mean

The terms revaluation and devaluation are used instead of appreciation and depreciation,respectively. When you read any financial newspaper, you note that a weakening in the dollar is reported as depreciation [more…]

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