Ten Months Down, Two More to Go: 2020 Extremes in Fixed Rate Exchange

Expat Academy Ten Months Down, Two More to Go: 2020 Extremes in Fixed Rate Exchange

Pegged Exchange Rate Regimes Rocked by Recession

2020 has been a devastating and unpredictable year for the global economy as we wade through the deepest global recession since the Second World War. Widespread lockdowns, the oil price war rolling into the collapse of demand, and the devastation of hospitality and tourism industries have all created an unprecedented and uncertain start to the second decade of the 21st century.

Some of that economic turmoil is reflected in exchange rates, and we’ve seen some significant extremes this year. The depths of the crisis have pushed some countries with fixed (pegged) exchange rate systems to make dramatic devaluations or abandon their pegs altogether, while others have resisted and seen widening gaps between official and parallel market rates. Read our latest round-up below.

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