The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving.
Australia's Labor government delayed its promise to return the country to a budget surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports live from Canberra.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking says higher yields in U.S. Treasurys are very supportive of the greenback.
David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.
As markets await Treasurer Wayne Swan to unveil the country's budget later on Tuesday, CNBC's Matthew Taylor investigates why its unlikely for the government to deliver a surplus this year.
The dollar gained for a third straight session against the yen and euro on Monday as data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales assuaged fears of an economic slowdown.
The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.
The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge says the Bank of Korea rate cut was not really a surprise considering previous easing from other major central banks. John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank joins in the conversation.
Nathan Bell, Research Director at the Intelligent Investor says Australian investors are facing a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in overseas assets with much cheaper valuations than domestic assets.
The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.
MBIA has settled with Societe Generale for $350 million, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.
Thomas Averill, Managing Director at Rochford Capital says it is only a matter of time for the USD/JPY to break through the 100 level and meanwhile there will be some consolidation. Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments joins in the conversation.
Ray Barros, CEO of Ray Barros Trading Group, gives us his fundamental and technical analysis on U.S. stocks and takes a look at the impact of China on the AUD.
The euro firmed across the board on Tuesday after data showing German industrial orders beat forecasts, but the prospect of further monetary easing could limit its gains.
Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets, takes a look at global economies, as the dollar-yen trades edges closer to the $100 mark.
Ivan Colhoun, chief economist for Australia at ANZ, describes the Australian central bank's rate cut as an "insurance move" meant to weaken the currency and offset mining sector weakness.
The U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session against the yen on Monday and looked set to make another run at the 100 yen level on renewed optimism about the U.S. economy.
Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at FOREX.com says it is more prudent for the RBA to postpone a rate cut to next month.
The dollar surged more than 1 percent against the yen on Friday after strong U.S. April jobs data fueled optimism the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some had feared.