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    How Today's Currency Symbols Originated

    Today's currency symbols have more unique stories than you may have thought.

    ... width: 100%; height: 100%; } Source: en.oxforddictionaries.com The Japanese Yen In Japanese, the word “yen” is pronounced as “en.” The “Y” used as the basis for the symbol is possibly due to this foreign pronunciation, “yen”. The w...

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    The Inclusion of the Yuan Currency in the Special Drawing Rights

    Introduction of the Chinese yuan into the SDR is the first currency addition since 1999.

    ...asket are the following: US dollar - USD Chinese yuan - CNY European Central Bank euro - EUR Japanese yen - JPY British pound sterling - GBP “As of September 2017, 204.2 billion SDRs had been created and allocate...

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    5 Best Travel Photos of 2017 Announced By National Geographic

    Here's an insider look at some of our favorite breathtaking destinations.

      National Geographic just recently announced the winners of their 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. From observing wildlife in Costa Rica to Marble Caves in Chile, every photograph contains a breathtaking view. If these pictures do...

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    Top 10 Most Traded Currencies in the World

    The Japanese yen comes in 3rd among the world’s most traded currencies.

    ...al currency of Japan, it is also Asia’s most traded currency. Just like the U.S. dollar serves as a reserve currency, the yen acts very similarly for many Asian countries. According to financial sense, “During times of uncertainty, such as...

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    Currency Market Trend Analysis: July 11, 2016

    These are the market highlights for some foreign currencies.

    ...- Japanese Yen An election win on Sunday from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has the USD trading at about 102.60 to the yen, showing a 2 percent currency gain since January 29, according to MarketWatch. The question that takes center stage is what ...

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    Japan's Economy Bounces Back Into Recession

    Abenomics plan might have hit rock bottom for the second time.

      Japan's economy contracted in the third quarter as business investment fell, confirming what many economists had predicted: The nation fell into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012. Gross domestic ...

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    Fed Outlook: European Shares Freeze As U.S. Dollar Dips

    Currencies struggle as hopes of a Fed rate rise this year grows dimmer.

    ...rges, managing director and member of the investment committee at Carmignac. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.1380 and the yen was 0.1 percent stronger at 120.11 to the dollar. "We could get some further weakness in the dollar versus the euro and ...

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