Emerging Market Currencies

Commonwealth Bank Exchange Rates – How do they compare?

We are starting a review of banks for sending money back to emerging markets and found this useful resource: CBA Exchange Rates Compared from the site Best Exchange Rates. Quoting from this article… The exchange rates for CBA foreign transfers are generally poor compared to using an FX specialist However for those interested in CBA currency exchange and buying foreign… Read more →

I’m ashamed of Britain’s aid pledge to Nepal – just 12p each

I should be having a there-but-for-the-grace-of-God moment right now. Exactly one week before the earthquake struck Nepal, I was in Kathmandu. Exactly two weeks before, I was at Everest base camp, standing next to my team mate Dan Fredinburg, the Google executive who was tragically swept to his death in the avalanche that followed. And I am. But not in… Read more →