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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 - Make a comment

If you could ask any question about how foreign exchange hedging can support business growth what would it be? Please ask your questions by posting comments at the bottom of this page.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 - Make a comment

Business is war and for those who operate in the global marketplace, the battlefield topography keeps changing rapidly.  To succeed in this environment requires strategic vision, new and creative thinking and the ability to nimbly negotiate new challenges. Less than a quarter of SMEs involved in exporting engage in any kind of currency hedging. A key element that separates the successful globally focused entrepreneur from his less successful counterpart is the management of currency fluctuations.  In a recent Austrade-DHL survey published in July 2007, figures showed that less than a quarter of SMEs involved in exporting engage in any kind of currency hedging.  ...

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 - Make a comment

For too many years, there has been a belief that fluctuating currency markets can only be detrimental to SMEs and as a result are an “after the fact” consideration. This viewpoint has often resulted in an ad hoc and fearful approach to currency markets. Typically SMEs have been at the forefront of economic developments and expansion within Australia and the current revolution is no different. The limitations of a small domestic market combined with ever advancing technological enhancements have contributed to the considerable increase in offshore activities. According to a recent report by HSBC Economist John Edwards for the Committee for ...

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