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Updated 14:24 17/09/19

Currency wars continue

By Duncan Richardson, News Editor

12 Mar 2015

The global currency wars continue as the Bank of Korea unexpectedly cut interest rates overnight to a new record low of 1.75%.

The move looks like a deliberate attempt to weaken the currency and to ensure the export led economy remains competitive. Korea has been losing market share to its main export competitor, Japan, whose currency has been purposefully debased by one of the biggest quantitative easing programs ever implemented.

So far in 2015 the following central banks have lowered key interest rates in an attempt to bolster their economies. It looks like the race to the bottom is in full swing.

Thailand

Romania

Switzerland

Egypt

Turkey

Canada

Albania

Sweden

Indonesia

Botswana

Israel

India

Poland

Denmark

European Central Bank

Pakistan

Singapore

Albania

Russia

Australia

Sweden

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