Global Investing

Paid for the risk? Egypt’s tempting pound

May 23, 2013

Surprising as it may seem, the Egyptian pound has got some fans.¬† The currency has languished for months at record lows against the dollar and the headlines are¬†alarming — the lack of an IMF aid programme, meagre hard currency reserves, political upheaval. So what’s to like ?

Is the rouble overhyped?

October 4, 2012

For many months now the Russian rouble has been everyone’s favourite currency. Thanks to all the interest it rose 4 percent against the dollar during the July-September quarter. How long can the love affair last?