*Canadian dollar settles at C $1.3191, or 75.81 U.S. cents. The Canadian currency settled at C $1.3191 to the greenback, or 75.81 U.S. cents, just weaker than the Bank of Canada's official close of C $1.3189, or 75.82 U.S. cents on Tuesday. "It's a bit of a nod that things have improved," said Mazen Issa, senior foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities. » Read More
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.
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.
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.
Matt Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research at Perpetual says Japan's market rally could fade if the government does not implement economic reforms.
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.
Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, describes the virtual currency Bitcoin as a "ponzi scheme" and something "narco-dollar traffickers" would love.
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.
With the divergence widening between U.S. economic prospects and the outlook for Britain, Japan, and the euro zone, experts see dollar strength ahead.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online currency bitcoin has surged in value since the Cyprus bailout saga sparked global interest in alternatives.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares are trading lower on Wednesday as political uncertainty in Italy continues to shake stocks.
South Korea's leading manufacturers are seeing their exports and profits undermined by the yen's decline and want more government help to deal with the problem, a survey by their lobby group showed.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says the markets are expecting aggressive easing from the BoJ but there might be some disappointment.
The dollar rallied from one-month lows against the yen on Tuesday, benefiting from a rally in U.S. stocks and investor caution ahead of a Bank of Japan meeting this week.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European stocks shrugged off weak economic data and marched higher in today's market action.