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Uncertainty about the single currency and a lack of volatility keep business slow

Hopes for a return to fundamentals

Illustration of a forest with the dolar symbol casting a shadow over it, by Øivind Hovland
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Uncertainty about the single currency and a lack of volatility are keeping business slow, says Alice Ross

Swiss franc: Sheltering from the storm no longer a necessity

James Shotter looks at ways in which the SNB could drop its euro buying policy

Renminbi: Offshore hubs to improve liquidity

The internationalisation of the currency is moving faster than expected, writes Jeremy Grant

Japan: Investors look abroad for returns

‘Uridashi’ bonds rise as Mrs Watanabe looks for foreign opportunities, reports Ben McLannahan

Latin America: Mexico gains favour over weaker Brazil currency

Central bank action undermines real but US ties may hurt peso in the end, says Vivianne Rodrigues

Carry trades: Market stalls as interest rate differentials fall

Investors shy away from euro-funded transactions despite lower volatility, writes Alice Ross

Brazil: Real struggles to keep afloat

The idea of free convertibility for the currency may be just a pipe dream, says Joe Leahy

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