Posts Tagged ‘trade’

Forex market

Forex market

Forex market

The foreign exchange market (also known as forex) is one of the largest markets in the world. With a daily turnover of $4 million is easy to see that. Products traded on forex include currencies, currencies future, currency swap and forex swap. The daily turnover is mostly based on foreign exchange swaps (around $1.8 million daily) and on spot transactions (about $1 million daily). (more…)

Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

One of the most important features of the internet is the globalization of local markets. Conservationists say that due to this fact internet threatens rare species of animals that now are sold with no restrictions all over the world. The number of internet users has grown continuously and in the last couple of years the internet expansion has been extremely fast. In 2000 there were 360,985,490 internet users, while in 2009 the number of users reached over 1,733,994,000.

Because of the internet, now is easier than ever to buy and sell animals, insects and plants. Everyone who has internet access can find online auction sites and chat rooms that sell various species of animals, including endangered ones. Conservationists say the size of this problem is almost impossible to estimate. (more…)