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  • Crowds crossing the famous Shibuya Crossing intersection at the centre of Shibuya's fashionable shopping and entertainment district, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

    A territorial dispute with China, which has disrupted Japanese firms operating on the mainland and hurt exports, is expected to deal a significant blow to Japan’s economy, which is already losing its momentum and could contract in the fourth quarter, JPMorgan said

  • Euro Hangs In, Rand Takes a Hit Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    A jobs report looms and South African unrest weighs on the rand — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Japanese Recovery Hinges on BOJ's Efforts     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:30 PM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute explains why he thinks the Bank of Japan is the only institution that can take action to boost the economy amid the current slump in Japan.

  • What a Romney Win Would Mean for the Dollar Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:01 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    With the election just weeks away, this strategist has ideas about where a President Romney would take the dollar.

  • Euro Lifts, Yen Dips Amid Central Bank Meeting Blitz Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    Central banks hold steady and Spain manages a sale — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Glory Days of Currency Trading Are Over: HSBC Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:49 AM ET

    Once upon a time, the foreign exchange (FX) markets enjoyed a clear framework for trading and were seen as a reflection of the health of global economies. But as central bank programs of quantitative easing have been introduced, currency market trades are not so clear cut, according to analysts at HSBC.

  • Jun Okumura, Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's picks for his new cabinet shows his confidence in Japan's bureaucracy.

  • Business Sentiment in Japan     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:30 AM ET

    Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore says tankan results could have been worse considering the China-Japan dispute. He also expects the BOJ to stay put when they next meet.

  • Good Cause for Optimism in Japan: Pro     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 9:30 PM ET

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management explains why there is room for optimism in Japan despite its sluggish economic recovery. He further discusses the political situation in the country and its effects on the country's economy going forward.

  • Rebuilding Japan's Economy     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan breaks down the BOJ's tankan survey. He thinks the increased capex figures have to do with firms upgrading their facilities to prepare for a natural disaster.

  • Economic Fundamentals to Drive Yen's Moves     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior VP, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie thinks any intervention will only impact the JPY temporarily. He also explains why he thinks the BOJ has been ineffective in generating inflation.

  • QE3 Triggers Fear of New Currency Wars Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:38 AM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of U.S. monetary easing could trigger another clash in the “currency wars”, the FT reports.

  • Those Central Bank Moves Are Taking a Toll Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.

  • A reported German challenge to European bond-buying dents the euro and commodity prices hit the Aussie - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Trading Easy-Money Currencies Just Got Harder Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    London Bridge

    Risk appetites are getting sated, and this strategist is wary of currencies from countries with stimulus programs underway.

  • How to Trade Currencies' 'Ugly Contest' Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.

  • Where the Currency Bargains Are Now Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.

  • Euro Slips, Yen Recovers, China Data Is a Downer Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    The euro takes a hit and investors ready for more central bank moves — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Now the Time to Short the Euro? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan's easing move is leading this strategist to look for a sell sign for the euro.

  • Japan Eases, Euro Slips, Iceland Steps Back Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan eases, euro traders take profits, and Iceland says later for the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.