Money Mover Country Report - Canada

Posted on the 27th April 2017 in Country Reports

USD to CAD is a popular currency exchange currency pair

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year and the entire nation is gearing up for a party. Lonely Planet has declared Canada as the number one destination in the world for 2017 and it is little wonder why. With 18 UNESCO world heritage sites, Canada is quite simply, breathtaking. From the Rocky Mountains in BC to the freshwater fjords in Newfoundland, the second largest country in the world is 9.984 million square kilometers of Instagram posts.

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Money Mover Country Report - United Arab Emirates

Posted on the 23rd March 2017 in Country Reports

AED is strong due to oil and gold

The UAE is the second largest economy in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and had a GDP of $570 billion in 2014. The UAE’s Free Trade Zones offer 100% foreign ownership and zero taxes and are highly attractive to foreign investors and international businesses, while its economic and political stability and modern infrastructure attracts both low and high skilled workers.

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Money Mover Country Report - China

Posted on the 10th March 2017 in Country Reports

The Great Wall of China, China

5,000 years of continuous civilization gives a country certain bragging rights. Ancient Chinese inventions, philosophies and discoveries have shaped the world as we know it: the abacus, the compass, gun powder, silk, paper, porcelain, alcohol, paper money, Confucius… the influence of Chinese culture on modern society is incalculable.

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Money Mover Country Report - Japan

Posted on the 23rd February 2017 in Country Reports

Japanese gaming industry help forge an economic superpower

From the frenetic pace and bright lights of Shinjuku in downtown Tokyo, to the serene, contemplative nature of one of its many Zen gardens, Japan is a study in contrasts. It’s a country that has over 1500 earthquakes a year, yet built the world’s tallest broadcasting tower and quake-proofed it using a design inspired by a 1400 year-old pagoda. It’s a country that can set off an international gaming craze where people of all ages race through cities and countrysides looking for creatures based on Japanese mythology. In Japan, ancient traditions and modern technology can blend as harmoniously as matcha and water in a tea ceremony.

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Money Mover Country Report - Germany

Posted on the 21st February 2017 in Country Reports

99 percent of German companies are SMEs

Dating from the Holy Roman Empire in the year 962, few countries have a history as complex - or conflicted - as Germany. Determined to overcome the legacy of WWII and drop the shackles of its past, Germany shifted its famous efficiency into overdrive and emerged from the rubble of the Berlin wall to become an economic powerhouse and a guiding force for political security in Europe. With its rescue of Greece from financial crisis and its commitment to replacing nuclear and fossil fuels with clean energy, to its large-scale acceptance of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, Germany’s new legacy as a global leader proves the old German adage: “to change and to improve are two different things.”

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Money Mover Country Report - Italy

Posted on the 10th January 2017 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

Italy began using the Euro in 2002

Since the official unification of Italy in 1861, the country has experienced a tumultuous period that saw a mass exodus of her people and the disastrous consequences of two World Wars. Yet over the past 60 years the country has reclaimed its status as a major social and cultural player in world affairs.

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Money Mover Country Report - France

Posted on the 3rd January 2017 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

France replaced the Lira with the EUR in 2002

In ancient times France was part of the Celtic territory of Gaul, becoming an independent country in the 9th Century.  Since the 1600s, the country has played a major role in European and world events.

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Money Mover Country Report - Switzerland

Posted on the 6th November 2016 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

International trade is crucial with CHF 750 billion of internatioal investment

Covered by glaciers during the Ice Age, Switzerland was colonised relatively recently compared to its neighbours. The first group to identifiably inhabit what is now Switzerland being the Celts in around 100 BC. Since then, until its independence in 1815, it has been fought over by the Romans, ‘Barbarians’ and French.

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Money Mover Country Report - Sweden

Posted on the 3rd November 2016 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

SEK is the eleventh most traded currency in the World

From the all-conquering Vikings, to becoming one of the most democratic and liberal countries in the world, the history of Sweden is long and varied. In more recent history Sweden has developed into a strong, advanced country in both economy and civil liberties - ranking exceptionally for metrics of national performance. For example, Sweden has the lowest income inequality in the world as well as the smallest gender employment-rate gap, with only 4% more men in employment than women.

Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995 however has never joined the Euro currency, which it voted against in a referendum in 2003.

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Money Mover Country Reports - Romania

Posted on the 26th October 2016 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

Romania started using the RON over the ROL in 2005

Up until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, Romania spent more than 40 years behind the closed doors of the “Iron Curtain”. However since then it has thrived. With a large natural resource base and the Black Sea in the east driving a lot of tourism to the country, Romania has grown rapidly in the last few decades.

Following the Cold war, Romania’s ties with Western Europe have significantly strengthened, joining NATO in 2004 and subsequently the EU in 2007.

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Money Mover Country Reports - Hungary

Posted on the 22nd October 2016 by Emily Keates in Country Reports

Hungary blog

Following the end of World War II, Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union under communist rule. During this period there were a number of nationwide revolts and revolutions against the soviet controlled government, but it wasn’t until 1989 with the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe that Soviet troops started to leave Hungary. The last troops left the country in the summer of 1991.

In the wake of the departure of Soviet troops and the collapse of the USSR, Hungary developed close political and economic ties with Western Europe, joining NATO in 1999 and then EU in 2004.

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Money Mover Country Reports - South Africa

Posted on the 4th November 2014 by James Teale in Country Reports

Money Mover Country Reports - South Africa

The Republic of South Africa, also known as the “rainbow nation”, is a country with deep historical roots with the establishment of the country’s earliest settlers including the San and the Khioikoi people over several thousand years ago.

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Money Mover Country Reports - Spain

Posted on the 15th July 2014 in Country Reports

Money Mover Country Reports - Spain

Spain – the Euro

Back in 1492 the modern united state of Spain was created, ending nearly 800 years of Muslim rule in the south. Spain is now composed of 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities with varying degrees of autonomy thanks to its constitution. It now has a population of approximately 47 million.

Spain signed up to the Euro in 1999 and in 2002 the Peseta was replaced by the Euro as the only currency of Spain.

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Introduction to Money Mover Country Reports

Posted on the 6th June 2014 by Rosemary Fallows in Country Reports, News

Introduction to Money Mover Country ReportsWe’ve decided to put together a series of country reports which will feed into our risk analysis. This is a bit more in depth than deciding where to go on holiday! We will take a look at each country’s political situation, the type of businesses run there and the risk of corruption, amongst other things.

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