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  • One euro and U.S. dollar

    Investors are so focused on the troubles in Japan and Libya that the euro is just strengthening on the sidelines, this analyst says. But for how long?

  • European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Business and consumer confidence, the result of an improved attitude toward business coming from the Obama administration, will result in good growth here in the US. Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, told CNBC Friday.

  • As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

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    European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday, as Group of Seven countries agree to joint intervention to stem the yen's gains.

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    While we await the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan, we could be witnessing a structural change in the global financial markets.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to open higher on Thursday even as the nuclear crisis in Japan worsened and yen surged to a record high against the dollar.

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    After two days of heavy selloffs instigated by the disasters in Japan, European shares look set open higher at the start of trading Wednesday.

  • The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky on November 16, 2009 in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    European Union governments should consider the possibility of "stress tests" on European nuclear power stations to check they meet safety requirements, the EU's executive Commission said on Tuesday.

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    Stocks across Europe are indicated to drop sharply when trading starts Tuesday pulled down by a major selloff in Japan and weakness across the rest of Asian markets.

  • Japanese markets are behaving consistent with recent post-disaster pattern: a lower stock market, lower government bond yields and a mixed outcome for the currency. 

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Markets have cheered a surprisingly broad European package of measures to tackle the government debt crisis that has over the past year threatened the existence of the euro currency.

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    The yen is stable for now after moves by the Bank of Japan, and the dollar is depressed by OPEC selling — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Friday night’s deal in Brussels was only made possible by sovereign downgrades and skyrocketing bond yields that still have the potential to push the periphery countries over the edge.

  • European shares are seen opening lower on Monday as markets continue to look at the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.

  • Soldiers pull a boat across floodwater as they help to evacuate residents of Tagajo city, Miyagi

    Traders went home Friday thinking about Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami, more possible unrest in the Middle East, and Europe's sovereign debt problems.

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    Euro zone leaders have agreed to coordinate their economic policies more closely — more or less. 

  • Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares look set for a lower open on Friday ahead of Saudi Arabia's "Day of Rage" and the European Union Summit in Brussels.

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    Debt crisis? What debt crisis? The EU leaders want to work on their competitiveness pact at their March 11 meetup. Expect the euro to continue slipping.

  • Euro traders are glum ahead of the EU summit, and rate cuts sting in New Zealand. It's time for your FX Fix.