Apr 01, 2020 | Risk Management

Risk Events Calendar - April 2020

The key events and market trends influencing global currency markets

Written by George Vessey, UK Currency Strategist 

Looking forward into currency markets – the backbone of overseas trade – is a major challenge for international companies. Our research* tells us that 66% of people who are responsible for currency decisions say their biggest issue today is market volatility and/or understanding geopolitical developments like US-China trade wars or Brexit.

More recently though, we now have the coronavirus crisis contributing to the type of market turbulence not seen since the Financial Crisis in 2008. Is this really the next ‘Black Swan’ event with widespread consequences for the world in 2020, or are fears of a new global crisis being overblown?

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*Source: UK FX Barometer 2019 – Western Union Business Solutions