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  • How to Trade the Dollar's Dive Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 8:41 AM ET
    Canadian Loons

    Fed comments about monetary easing may have hurt the dollar, but they also lifted hopes for the economy. Here's one strategist's plan.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar-Yen Trade to See Further Upside     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 7:34 PM ET

    Sean Callow, Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank, says the dollar-yen trade is gaining momentum and is likely to hit the 83 level.

  • For Big Returns, Think Small Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

  • BoJ to Ease Policy Further     Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | 8:36 PM ET

    Christian Carrillo, Head of Asia-Pacific Interest Rate Strategy, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, says the Bank of Japan will increase its asset purchase program and inject more liquidity into the Japanese economy as the country fights persistent deflation.

  • Why the Yen's Star Is Fading Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    The yen was the top performing major currency in 2011, but what a difference a year makes.

  • Japan Logs Record Trade Deficit, Recovery Seen Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Japan logged a record trade deficit in January, government data showed on Monday, the clearest evidence to date of pain from a firm yen, a global slowdown and rising fuel imports needed to offset declining use of nuclear power.

  • Low Wages Compound Japan's Grim Prospects Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Woman on Escalator at Midtown Tokyo

    Workers around the developed world have been complaining of a squeeze on incomes over the past 20 years, but in Japan, thinner pay packets fuel wider deflation — making it even harder for the government to rein in its debt and for the BOJ to boost growth. The FT reports.

  • BOJ Eases Policy, Sets Near-Term Price Goal Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    A bank teller counts 10,000 yen (118 USD) bank notes in Tokyo on September 22, 2010. The USD tumbled against the yen in Asia after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was prepared to take further measures to boost a faltering economic recovery. The USD fell to 84.80 yen in Tokyo morning trade, down from 85.15 yen in New York.

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday eased its policy by boosting asset purchases and defined 1 percent consumer inflation as a near-term goal in response to growing calls for more action to help the economy mired in deflation and weighed down by a strong yen.

  • Cloudy Outlook for Japan's Economy     Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Following Japan's disappointing GDP data, Dan Slater, Director, Economist Corporate Network, says the country needs to liberalize its economy further and allow more foreign money to come in.

  • Japan will not rule out taking any measures to battle speculative moves in currency markets, Finance Minister Jun Azumi said on Tuesday, after data showed Tokyo spent roughly 1 trillion yen ($13 billion) in November last year on intervention it had not previously announced.

  • Japan’s Companies Shun Low Borrowing Costs Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:32 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Central bank interest rates may be at historic lows but in many loan markets around the world companies are paying more to borrow, the eurozone debt crisis blunting lenders’ appetite for risk. Not so in Japan.

  • The Support That Fell Out of the Yen Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.

  • Minister Urges Japan to Use Strong Yen Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    Japanese companies should take greater advantage of the strong yen to increase overseas investments and buy natural resources, according to the country’s economy minister. The Financial Times reports.

  • QE to Be Implemented by Central Banks Soon     Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says that he sees both the ECB and the Federal Reserve coming out with quantitative easing this year, with the BOJ and Bank of England doing so in the next few months.

  • Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda and President Hu Jintao

    China’s surprise currency deal with Japan does little to chip away at the dollar’s reign as reserve currency, but it could foreshadow an era when the yuan becomes more influential, first in Asia, then around the globe.

  • Euro Slips, China and Japan Make a Deal Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Euro worries persist, the pound is weighed down, and the Swiss are shopping overseas - time for your FX Fix.

  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Globe wrapped in barbed wire

    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

  • Looking to Japan for Growth     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    BlackRock's Russ Koesterich says that while a recession is likely to hit Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia could offer investors great opportunities in the new year.

  • Central Bank Moves a Good First Step, Pros Say Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    Efforts to improve liquidity in the world's financial markets 'psychologically' important, Louise Cooper of BGC Partners says.