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Money 101: Tips for Exchanging Currency Before a Trip

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.

The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

Emerging Markets Sell-Off: What's Next?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The last weeks of summer have been marked by renewed pressure of capital outflows and exchange rate devaluations in several systemically relevant emerging markets. This is just the latest round of a global portfolio rebalancing that has been in motion since May 22.

G20: 'We Refuse To Enter Any Currency War'

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

* Underlines need to restore growth over cutting debts * Japan escapes criticism over currency policy * Communique harde...

EIU Global Forecast: On Course for a Mid-year Recovery

Kevin Dunning | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Kevin Dunning

Congress was able to avoid the "fiscal cliff" -- a sharp fiscal consolidation at the start of 2013, which threatened to push the economy back into recession. Nonetheless, taxes are set to rise on workers (a temporary payroll tax cut was not extended) and high incomes will be taxed more heavily.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Price Of Pints Around The World

Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel

From Lonely Planet's new book, How to Land a Jumbo Jet, a visual exploration of travel facts, figures and ephemera. Available now from Lonely Planet. ...

Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Asia's Supply Chain and Global Rebalancing

Anoop Singh | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Anoop Singh

Much of the debate over global rebalancing has focused on the U.S.-China trade imbalance. But that's missing the bigger picture.

NY Fed Decides To Intervene In Currency Markets

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The New York Federal Reserve Bank confirmed that it intervened in currency markets on Friday for the first time in more than a decade. ...

A Stronger Financial Architecture for Tomorrow's World

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Reform of the international monetary system is wide-ranging and complex. Global debate is only just starting. But we must all recognize that this is not something academic or abstract. We need concrete ideas.

Are Fixed Exchange Rates Coming Back?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Fixed exchange rates are quite likely America's best bet to avoid being victimized by exchange-rate manipulation on the part of other nations.

Managing Large Capital Flows

Marek Belka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marek Belka

In our highly globalized economy, large and rapid flows of money across borders are here to stay. The challenge for emerging economies is to find ways to manage these flows so that they don't exacerbate boom-bust cycles.

"Euros Accepted" Signs Invade New York

Reuters Via USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the latest example that the U.S. dollar ain't what it used to be, some shops in New York City have begun accepting euros and other foreign currency...