Friday, July 1, 2016

Analysts have warned Brexit

Analysts have warned Brexit could diminish the pound's prestigious status as a reserve currency for central banks and governments. Fiera Capital's Jonathan Lewis the likes of the New Zealand, Canadian and Australian dollars--which have risen in the vote's aftermath--could be the main beneficiaries if sterling does fall out of favor. He notes those countries have strong balance sheets and free markets, which will make them an attractive alternative to sterling. Central banks hold assets denominated in reserve currencies--most often the dollar and euro--that they can use to protect their own foreign-exchange rates