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  • Are the Days of a Strong Japanese Yen Numbered?

    The dollar edged down from a near four-year high against the yen on Tuesday as traders booked profits on its sharp rally, but the yen's weakening trend remained intact.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Boosted by Resources

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks rallied, helped by central bank money printing.

  • Does the Yen’s Pullback Take the Heat Off Bank of Japan?

    The yen plummeted to its lowest against the dollar in nearly four years and reached a three-year trough versus the euro on Monday after the Bank of Japan kicked off its aggressive monetary easing program in an attempt to beat persistent deflation.

  • Before the Bank of Japan announcement, I believed that the dollar-yen pair would stay in a range of 91-96. Clearly, I was wrong, Andrew Busch says.

  • U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.

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    Anthony Grisanti of GRZ Energy looks at what's moving gold.

  • European Markets Close Off Highs

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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    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

    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

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

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    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'?

    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.