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  • Commodity Currencies On Watch     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist at UBS Investment Bank warns that commodity currencies are set to suffer on further investor risk aversion.

  • What Investors Need to Hear From Bernanke Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    Investors are hungry for good news from today's FOMC meeting. Here's what Ben Bernanke can — and can't — deliver.

  • Yen

    International intervention in foreign exchange markets may only give brief respite to countries that are fighting an "unwinnable war" against currency appreciation, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Yen Interventions Will Not Stop     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Mark Hibbs, MD & Porfolio Manager at Gen2 Partners Japan KK, expects the Japanese government to keep on interneving in the currency markets in order to lessen pressure on the Yen.

  • Japan Determined to Beat Tsunami Crisis: Analyst Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 7:56 AM ET

    The Japanese people are fighting hard to get the economy out of the slump that has followed the devastating earthquake and tsunami that blasted parts of the island nation in March, a Nomura analyst told CNBC Monday.

  • How China Could Yet Fail Like Japan Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Until 1990, Japan was the most successful large economy in the world. Almost nobody predicted what would happen to it in the succeeding decades. Today, people are in awe of the achievements of China. Is it conceivable that this colossus could fail? The answer is: yes, according to FT's Martin Wolf

  • Bank of Japan Holds Fire, Unfazed by Recession Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 3:55 AM ET

    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.

  • Ten Scapegoats for Japan's Crisis Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
    Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio of 225 percent is the worst in the developed world. Standard and Poor’s has already downgraded the country’s credit rating, Moody’s has said it might follow suit.The country, which has suffered nearly two lost decades, saw first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) decline by 3.7 percent on an annualized basis.Current Prime Minister Naoto Kan narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, but he has promised to quit as soon as the current crisis is over. If he does, the countr

    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.

  • IMF Chief's Woes = Buying Opportunity, Pro Says Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Are Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles creating a buying opportunity? This pro says yes.

  • Greenback Has the Blues, British Pound Has a Bounce Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Five Things to Watch: Earnings Stampede and More Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 9:07 PM ET
    Netflix

    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…

  • Could Japan Save the Bulls From US Debt Woes? Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    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.

  • Word on the Street Now     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    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.

  • ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    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.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Yen Droops, Swiss Franc Climbs Higher Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    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.

  • Busch: Your Next Move With the Yen Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    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.

  • VIX Shows Investors Are Upbeat; But They Shouldn't Be Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    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?

  • Picking a Winner When Everyone's 'Ugly' Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?

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