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  • The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.

  • International Monetary Fund Warns G7 on Debt Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:34 AM ET

    The world’s most developed economies, which have been racking up spending since the mid-1960s, face record levels of debt as a result of the 2008-9 financial crisis and have little room for maneuver, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. The New York Times reports.

  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.

  • Chandler: What to Expect—And Not Expect—From G7 Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse The G7 meeting begins shortly.  Although often little more than photo opportunities, this meeting is attracting some attention.  The risk, however, is disappointment to anything but the most base expectations.

  • All Roads (And Trades) Lead To Rome Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Yesterday's late-day spike as Mr. Lockhart floated a trial balloon of help for home owners is, according to the few bulls around, a sign that there is just as much risk on the upside as the downside.

  • G20 Sees More Action, China Moves to Boost Economy Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    China launched a huge stimulus plan worth nearly $600 billion, kicking off what could be a round of big spending or interest rate cuts by leading economies to stave off a recession in many countries.

  • Busch: Arresting Developments Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    The weekend was extremely busy in the world of finance. Starting in South Korea, this nation cut its overnight interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.25%. Genuflecting at the altar of low rates/high liquidity, the Bank of Korea cut rates for the 2nd time this month and by the most ever in one move as the country is experiencing drastically lower growth (0.6% GDP) and a shut off of lending to smaller firms.

  • The Light at the End of the Crisis Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Fear and panic have taken over the stock market, the banking system, and the economy. It is one of those moments in history when people feel helpless, frustrated, and bewildered about what’s going on and why it’s happening.

  • Busch: Failure Not An Option As World Awaits G7 Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    As an example of why credit remains locked, overnight Japan's Yamato Life Insurance failed with debt of about 270 billion yen. Moody's has downgraded both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

  • G7: Can It Do Anything To Stop Global Credit Crisis? Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    Many strategists and analysts do not expect much to come from the G-7 meetings, underway in Washington tomorrow, but nonetheless markets, desperate for progress, are rife with rumors that something will happen.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:54 PM ET

    GE and the G7 -- two big stories for the markets Friday with the dollar as a common theme. First, General Electric releases earnings before the open.

  • Japan Wants Clear G7 Message on Financial Stability Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Japan wants the Group of Seven rich nations to show a clear determination to ensure financial system stability as global markets remain turbulent, Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Thursday.

  • G7 Leaders May Demand Overhaul of Bank Model Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

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  • Zoellick Wins Backing for New World Bank Strategy Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 8:38 PM ET

    World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Sunday won support from bank member countries for his strategy to lead the poverty-fighting institution for the next five years, including plans to give the private sector a bigger role in poor countries.

  • G7 Agenda: Cheap Dollar, Pricey Oil, Tight Credit Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 3:30 PM ET

    Some G7 meetings have come and gone entirely under the radar, but this weekend's meeting of the Group of Seven's (G7) finance ministers is getting lots of attention because of recent market turmoil and the weakening dollar.

  • European Markets End Lower, Banking Stocks Slip Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    The major European indexes closed in the red Friday as fresh record highs in the price of oil and a soaring euro versus the dollar gave rise to economic concerns. Banking stocks were among the worst performers, with the Dow Jones STOXX banking index down 1 percent.

  • Dollar Rises Above 123 Yen to 4-1/2-Year High Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 2:24 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a fresh 4-1/2-year high against the yen for a second straight day ahead of a Bank of Japan policy meeting and a report on U.S. consumer inflation that could determine whether U.S. Treasury yields extend a six-week climb.

  • Dollar Rallies Broadly on Strong Retail Sales Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 3:31 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to a 4-1/2-year high against the yen, helped by data indicating U.S. retail sales growth in May was the highest since January 2006 which many investors took as a sign of a pickup in U.S. economic growth.

  • China's yuan jumped against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday to its highest since its 2005 revaluation after the central bank set a much higher reference rate for the Chinese currency.

  • Dollar Climbs to 2-Month High Against Euro Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 5:00 PM ET

    The dollar climbed against the euro Tuesday to two-month highs as rising U.S. Treasury yields lured investors.