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Nina Nilsson
Costa Women Meet ... Nina Nilsson
Leaving her family in Sweden and deciding its time to take up a dare... meet Nina Nilsson. Nina believes you 'take the risk, or lose the choice - you decide'.  Read her story.
Central bank policy bets boost Euro and dent USD
Central bank policy bets boost the euro and dent the US dollar - Central bank dynamics have driven the currency markets over the last fortnight.
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USD returns to strength at start of 2023
After ending 2022 on the back foot, the US dollar starts 2023 with a bang. Soaring more than 1% as currency markets reopened after the new year. 
Costa Women 2022 Review
“Or the year that flew by” Ali Meehan What’s been happening? Everyone I talk to seems to be saying the same thing – 2022 was a year of big changes and a year that flew by in a flash.  As we get more stuck into our routines, its good to think about doing something slightly different as there is research that suggests when we have new experiences then life appears to slow down (ever so slightly!)   Costa Women continues to grow and expand.  This was a year of consolidation – of getting more comfortable with the community website and APP which I launched at the end of last year, finding some new hosts and relaunching in various locations.  REGISTER Costa Women Community Welcomed New Arrivals REGISTER NOW Firstly feeling thrilled to have welcomed an incredible 1284 new members from all corners of the globe to the Costa Women community! Since 2010 we have welcomed 13,800 women from 137 different countries to be part of our growing community; there’s never been a better time to join us. We are dedicated to fostering a sense of inclusivity and belonging, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our diverse group of women. 0 Where we meet and connect 0 Members since we started 1284 New Arrivals New members registered in 2022 203 Events Local and online meet ups hosted thanks to our amazing team of 38 volunteers around Spain & the islands 46 Circles We created circles for local areas, business, hobbies and interests.  Join as many as you like to start connecting 103 Businesses Enjoyed our 9th Annual International Women’s Day Conference in Marbella – join us in 2023 on 8th March – information to follow 36 Told their story Shared interviews with Costa Women members about their lives in Spain, charity work, hobbies and businesses. Tell us yours! 39 Podcasts Recorded our 39th Podcast episode about Women who have made it happen in Business or in life. JOIN US Giving Thanks Whether you’re on the Costas, in Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona and many places in-between, OR planning the move, Costa Women is the perfect way to meet new friends and connect with like-minded women. Our dedicated volunteer hosts work hard to bring the community together, but sometimes life gets in the way. If you don’t see your location listed and you’d like to host or co-host an event in your area, don’t hesitate to reach out! From coffee mornings to chats over cava, every event is an opportunity to make new connections and have fun. Email me at and let’s chat. Social Groups Meeting & connection in 38 locations Some of our 2022 events Our Business Community Grow your business and yourself Expanding our business contacts internationally in 2022, we are thrilled with our monthly collaboration with B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) Network from New York City, as well as the joint events we have hosted with communities including Jackie Groundsell of 1230 The Women’s Company, and Sue France with Creative Connecting in Cheshire.  Whether you have a business or are just thinking about starting one, our community is here to support you. Join us for local meet-ups and online Zoom calls where you can connect with other women in business, share tips and advice, and participate in workshops and discussions. And for even more resources and support, join our VIP circle for exclusive events, accountability, and training. We also have a free Facebook business group which is open to all. Become a part of something special! In addition to our supportive community and wealth of resources, we also offer business promotion opportunities on our website. If you’re interested in boosting your business in 2023, send me a message at for more information about our advertising packages and take the next step towards success. We can’t wait to help you reach your full potential and achieve your business goals. JOIN US Shared our Story And we were featured in the press You may have seen, read news articles, or listened to interviews about Costa Women which appeared on  RTV Marbella Now with Nicole King Strategy & Tea with Reme Jackie Groundsell’s 1230 TWC show on Beat Radio Corporate Expat Mum Summit MumAbroad  Grow your Audience Summit with Anke Herrmann Lizzie Phillips IWantToNetwork Costa Connection, Sur in English, Euroweekly News and Shaw Marketing  – thanks so much to all our media supporters Put Fun in Fundraising Helped others At Costa Women, we believe that it’s important to make a positive impact on the communities where we live. That’s why we’re dedicated to using our platform and resources to make a difference. From charity events to supporting the local community, we’re committed to being a force for good and creating a brighter future for all:- hosted a fundraising lunch at PLAY in El Faro for a children’s foundation in Ukraine and were able to donate 2,500€  Though our summer party you raised 900€ for Cudeca Hospice Our Torremolinos circle raised 100€ at a Christmas party for Cudeca Hospice Collective Calling benefited from various events including our 162,50€ donation at the Conference plus from events organised by the Estepona and Marbella circles including wrapped gifts at Christmas for children And our Mallorca group raised 350€ for Cat’s Protection League, 245€, for The Allan Graham kids charity and 515€ for Animal refuge in Pollença. Thank you for making a difference. JOIN US And 2023 How can you get more involved? Check out the welcome post on the website for ways to get the most out of being a member of our community  We loved meeting you at events, on the website, via social media   Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram JOIN US Sponsors Shoutout Costa Women continues to be a free platform thanks to the support of our sponsors – My Lawyer in Spain who offer a free 30 minute consultation at one of their 12 offices around Spain, including the new offices in Ciudad Quesada and Javea.  Get peace of mind with Avalon Funeral Plans who for the 4th year running won the Personal Finance Awards for ‘Best Funeral Plan Provider’ Need independent financial advice? Blacktower Financial Management Group had been provided support since 1986 Find your ideal property Spain Right Now, check out events and info (events and information) and download free magazine Spain Property Guide And do you want to try some Spanish wines?  Get a delivery to your door (currently with free transport) from the beautiful unique selection at Simply Spanish Wines AND THANK YOU! As a member of the Costa Women community, you’ve helped to create thousands of meaningful connections and happy memories. Here’s to making even more in the year ahead! We hope that 2023 brings you joy, friendship, and a sense of belonging. Be part of our community Click on the button for more information or to join us! FIND OUT MORE
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Dovish Fed pivot weakens the US dollar
Economic uncertainty has continued over the past fortnight, with recession fears and central bank dynamics causing turbulence in the currency market.
Cooling US inflation triggers USD sell-off
A slowdown in US inflation hammered the US dollar over the past two weeks, while prompting a risk-on rally in markets. However, downbeat economic and geopolitical news caused some turbulence.
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