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Forex trading strategies for risk management

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Read Halo Financial’s guide to minimising risk with forex trading strategies to help protect your business against currency trading losses.
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What is the best way to make an international money transfer?

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There are many reasons why you might need to make an international transfer, whether you're paying for overseas property, paying overseas tuition, or sending money to family and friends. There are a few different ways that you can send money overseas, however, some methods are better than others. 
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How to Register as Self Employed

Europe is the ideal region for companies looking to expand outside of their home market, offering a wealth of opportunities to expand your reach and increase profits. You’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to be a big corporation to consider European expansion.
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How long does an international bank transfer take?

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Whether you're an expat, international student, or business owner, we know how important it is for international payments to arrive promptly. Sending money overseas is less complicated than it may initially seem however, there are a few factors that determine the processing times of your transfers.
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How do exchange rates affect businesses?

To compete in today’s economy, international expansion is often a necessary step for a business. With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to do business overseas, however, international expansion is still a huge undertaking for any company, especially if you’re a small business owner.
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6 Tips for Expanding Your Business Internationally in 2022

In today’s global economy, expanding your business to an international market is appealing for many reasons especially when it comes to increasing profit margins. Recent studies show that 45% of middle-market companies make more than half of their revenue overseas.
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Benefits of global expansion in 2022

In today’s global economy, expanding your business to an international market is appealing for many reasons especially when it comes to increasing profit margins. Recent studies show that 45% of middle-market companies make more than half of their revenue overseas.
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Top Tips for Importing and Exporting for Start-Ups

If you’re thinking about buying a property within an EU country post-Brexit, here are some potential restrictions to be aware of.
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Spike in oil prices boosts Shell’s profits and dividends

Shell boosts dividends and launches share buybacks after a spike in oil prices sends the company’s Q2 profits soaring. Stock markets are also enjoying “Super Thursday” but Bank of England (BoE) risks pose a threat to UK stocks. Pound Sterling’s rally also risks slowing down in the wake of next week’s BoE event...
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Facebook confirms release of Ray-Ban smart glasses

Facebook has cashed in on coronavirus lockdowns with its latest earning report showing that quarterly growth surged to USD 110M a day. Although the Californian tech titan has warned of a slowdown in revenue growth in the forthcoming quarters, Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitions to build a “Facebook metaverse” will create a new wave of growth opportunities...
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Is risk management essential for driving business growth

A new EY survey of board members has explored whether risk management has become essential to strengthening resilience against future disruption in the current uncertain environment. The board members believe that risk management will be critical in enabling business growth over the next five years...
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UK supermarkets warn of pingdemic impact on food supply

British supermarkets have warned of the “pingdemic” threat to food supplies and business. Some of the UK’s supermarket chains, including ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have reported staff shortages amid rising COVID cases, as in-store employees and delivery workers are being forced to self-isolate after being “pinged” for being in close contact with someone that’s tested positive for the virus...
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A guide to business risk management

Risks are present within every industry and can create catastrophic consequences if not managed accordingly. Although all businesses are subject to a degree of risk, it is particularly prominent within the financial services industry. Identifying the risks within forex trading can be a complex topic but is essential for those in the industry to master to become a lucrative FX trader.
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Accelerating business growth during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic proved to be a make or break moment for thousands of businesses worldwide, with many forced to make quick pivots to align with changing economic climate. With coronavirus forcefully disrupting global economies, businesses have had no choice but to accommodate new trends and best practices to avoid being outdistanced by their competitors.
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UK government borrowing falls as economy reopens

UK government borrowing fell year-on-year during June 2021 by GBP 5.5 billion following the reopening of the UK economy. UK borrowing levels hit record highs during the pandemic, with billions spent on support measures such as the furlough scheme. The rise in borrowing has pushed UK government debt to over GBP 2.2 trillion, equating to 99.7% gross domestic product (GDP)
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Rishi Sunak could delay the Autumn budget to next year

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UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering delaying the Autumn 2021 budget to next year to allow him to assess further the economic impact of the UK government's business support schemes. The potential delay follows news that many Conservative MPs are anxious that the end of the furlough scheme could impact the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19.
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UK and EU clash over Brexit divorce bill valuation

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The UK and the EU are on a fresh collision course over the value of the Brexit divorce bill. Britain’s estimate of the Brexit divorce bill is GBP 3BN lower than Brussels approximation, with the UK insisting that there is only GBP 37BN to be paid and the European Union claiming that GBP 40BN is outstanding...
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UK inflation rises to 2.5% in June 2021

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New data reveals that UK inflation increased to 2.5% in the 12 months to June 2021, surpassing the Bank of England's (BoE) 2% target rate for a second consecutive month. The US has also experienced a surge in inflation, rising to a 13-year high of 5.4% during the same period. However, central Banks have labelled the rise as transitory and believe inflation rates will return to normal levels in 2022.