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  • 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.

  • The dollar rose to 3-1/2-month highs against the Swiss franc on climbing U.S. Treasury yields, while investors for the moment brushed aside implications of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's first market intervention in 22 years.

  • Dollar Climbs to 2-Month Peaks as U.S. Yields Soar Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 10:30 AM ET

    The dollar rose broadly to a two-month high on Friday as surging U.S. Treasury yields widened their advantage over other major government bonds and amid sharply reduced expectations for interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve.

  • Dollar Advances Broadly as Treasury Yields Rise Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:49 PM ET

    The dollar strengthened broadly as a rise in U.S. Treasury yields above 5% boosted demand for the U.S. currency, while news that North Korea fired short-range missiles off its coast hurt the yen.

  • Australian Dollar Soars to Fresh 17-Year High on Data Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:53 AM ET

    The Australian dollar rose to a fresh 17-year high on Thursday after the second straight month of stronger-than-expected domestic jobs data fuelled concerns the central bank might increase interest rates in the near term.

  • Dollar Rises Against Euro on Dovish ECB Comments Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    Fading prospects of a rate cut by the Fed and no signs from the European Central Bank that it would continue to tighten monetary policy beyond 2007 lifted the dollar against the euro.

  • The dollar  fell against the euro and yen on Tuesday, dipping below key technical levels after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the ailing U.S. housing sector may remain a drag on economic growth.

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