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The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday in a sign that a first-quarter economic slump did not change the central bank's view that growth will pick up late this year when the wounds from the devastating earthquake begin to heal.
Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio of 225 percent is the worst in the developed world. There is plenty of blame to go around for Japan’s dismal state. Click ahead to find out who the scapegoats are.
Are Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles creating a buying opportunity? This pro says yes.
The British pound is prancing, the dollar's in a funk, and the loonie is on a downdraft - time for your FX Fix.
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Saturday that the country's economic outlook was very severe and that the central bank would take appropriate action to support the economy.
The anticipation of Helicopter Ben's date with the press, the waiting game for Raj Rajaratnam's verdict and the speculation surrounding Japanese recovery. Here's what we're watching…
The bears are talking up the chances of a major sell-off when the Fed removes its quantitative easing program in June, yet one analyst tells CNBC that the bears could be in for a nasty surprise when the end of QE2 actually happens.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's market activity, including reaction to the most recent Japanese earthquake. Also, a look at the currency markets and the yen, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets. And gold futures are near flat after hitting a record.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the ECB's decision to raise rates a quarter point, which some say was long overdue and others say could seriously endanger the recovery. Simon Hobbs & Rick Santelli weigh in.
Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.
The yen is continuing its slide as the Bank of Japan meets, but an expected European Central Bank action is having the opposite effect. Time for your daily FX Fix.
On March 18th, I put out a recommendation for a US dollar against Japanese yen trade and the reasons for it. Now that the yen has weakened, here's your next move.
Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?
What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?
The current market environment reminds me of the movie “Wayne’s world” that I saw longer ago than I care to remember. The party mood on the markets just continues in the face of clear and present dangers.
Reserves injected by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are going to gold and equities, rather than being used for timber, steel and copper down the road. Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why it's happening.
The yen may regain its status as a carry trade of choice now that the G7 has intervened to halt its rise. Is another rush into global assets coming?
The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.
The G7 intervened to weaken the Yen last Friday in an attempt to stabilize the Japanese currency’s dramatic rise since the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Europe’s central banks, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada followed the Bank of Japan’s Yen sales, pushing it down against the US dollar.
Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.