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Money flowed out of the dollar into safe havens, such as the Swiss franc and, for the first time, the euro. The central banks tried to calm the markets and interest rates were cut across the globe. Many observers believe it may have marked the coming of age of the euro as an international currency. Euro became cash currency. On 1 January 2002, the euro became a reality for approximately 300 million citizens of the 12 countries in the Eurozone. The arrival of the euro as a cash currency may foster closer integration and greater price competition within the Eurozone.

There is, of course, a variation to the rule. For currencies like the euro and sterling, it is market practice to multiply the respective currencies against each other. 53 yen. This is the only way it is expressed. 6 PRICE DETERMINANTS Exchange rates (or prices) in the foreign exchange market are driven by the laws of supply and demand. The supply and demand for specific currencies change, given the amount of trade and investment being done in that currency. If there is a high demand for a currency, its value increases.

4 CALCULATIONS Forward rates are not determined by where the market expects the currency to be in the future, but rather by the interest rate differential. Also, the forward exchange rate is fixed at the time of the transaction, but no accounts are credited or debited until the maturity date. The forward pips are calculated in the following way. 4400/10, but the interest rates in sterling are 4% per annum for a three-month deposit, while in dollars they are 2% per annum for Forward Contracts 49 the same deposit, investors would sell their dollars and buy sterling spot for the higher yield.

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