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  • Global Update: Sec. Lew Kicks Off Two-Day Trip to Europe

    This is the Treasury Secretary's second international trip, reports CNBC's Kelly Evans, as European shares rebound and investors look ahead to a week of high profile meetings between European leaders and officials.

  • Yen's Safe-Haven Status Called Into Question Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:16 AM ET
    Does the Yen’s Pullback Take the Heat Off Bank of Japan?

    The safe-haven status of the Japanese yen is being called into question after it hit fresh multi-year lows on Monday.

  • Will Asian Currencies Forever Disappoint? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:14 PM ET
    Why Asian Currencies Should Celebrate Obama's Win

    Most Asian currencies have found it impossible to carve out any sort of trend, regardless of a country's underlying fundamentals. A forex manager looks at the result.

  • Low-Cost Funding Main Driver of Japan M&A: Pro Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Low-Cost Funding Main Driver of Japanese M&A: Analyst

    Tou Chen Chang, Managing Director and Head of Global Banking, South East Asia at HSBC, explains why he doesn't believe a weak yen will reduce outbound M&A activity from Japan.

  • US Dollar Stumbles After Dismal Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, hitting nearly two-week lows against the euro, as weaker-than-expected jobs data raised concerns that the pace of recovery in the American labor market has slowed.

  • Bitcoin Great for Narco-Dollar Traffickers: Pro Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:58 AM ET

    Digital currency bitcoin has seen a spike in interest coinciding with a huge rally, but it has divided opinion greatly with analysts differing on whether it's an advancement in the monetary system or just a large ponzi scheme that should be avoided.

  • Global Markets Update Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.

  • Why Finland Leads World in Bitcoin Search Traffic Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    Tram in downtown Helsinki, Finland.

    Interest in bitcoins has reached fever pitch around the world helping the price soar to an all-time high earlier this week, and Finland is firmly tuned into the zeitgeist more so than even the U.S. or Japan.

  • Why FX Investors Should Ask About Regulation Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Why FX Investors Should Ask About Regulation

    Brendan Callan, CEO of FXCM Europe, says there is a disproportionate number of foreign exchange firms in Cyprus, because it's easy to get registered there due to relaxed regulations.

  • Japan Needs Economic Reform Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Japan Needs Economic Reform

    Matt Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research at Perpetual says Japan's market rally could fade if the government does not implement economic reforms.

  • Won Drops to 7-Month Low, Socked by North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:36 PM ET
    Korean Won.jpg

    The South Korean won dropped to a fresh 7-month low against the dollar early on Friday as investors remained wary of more bellicose rhetoric from North Korea and with inter-Korean tension escalating.

  • Is Bitcoin Just a 'Ponzi Scheme'? Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Is Bitcoin Just a 'Ponzi Scheme'?

    Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, describes the virtual currency Bitcoin as a "ponzi scheme" and something "narco-dollar traffickers" would love.

  • Audacious BOJ Policy Sends Dollar, Euro Soaring Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    The dollar and euro made their largest percentage gains against the yen since late 2008 after the Bank of Japan surprised the markets with an ambitious plan to fight deflation in a radical overhaul of policy.

  • Why Strategists Are Bullish on the Buck Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    With the divergence widening between U.S. economic prospects and the outlook for Britain, Japan, and the euro zone, experts see dollar strength ahead.

  • Global Markets: Europe Awaits Rate Decisions Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    Global Markets: Europe Awaits Rate Decisions

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.

  • Bitcoin Hacked: Price Stumbles After Buying Frenzy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.

  • Japan's QE Will Work Better Than US: Stiglitz Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    An effective formula of combining monetary and fiscal policies means Japan is in a better position to benefit from quantitative easing compared to the U.S., says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.

  • Dollar Falls Across Board on Sobering US Jobs Data Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The dollar fell across the board on Wednesday after a report showed the US private sector created fewer jobs than expected last month, raising concerns that recovery has stalled.

  • Bitcoin Bubble: How 'Geeks' Sent Prices Parabolic Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    With the price surging more than 50% in just a few days, even Bitcoin supporters acknowledge that the digital currency is unofficially in bubble territory.