By contrast, Japanese data released earlier on Friday showed Japan's core consumer prices barely rose and household spending unexpectedly fell in the year to April, casting doubt on the Bank of Japan's view that a steady economic recovery was lifting inflation toward the central bank's 2 percent target. A warning from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso...» Read More
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.
Everything seems to have gone wrong for the nuclear industry, which a few years ago was seen as a potential competitor to fossil fuels and was gearing up for a renaissance.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, Head of FX Research at Commerzbank says the BoJ's expansionary moves will inevitably mean high yields for Japan.
Paul Gruenwald the Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services says the Japanese currency's decline over the past 6 months is just a retracement of what happened in 2008-2009.
Group of Seven nations finance ministers agreed to tackle the issue of how to deal with failing banks and gave gave a green light to Japan's efforts to galvanize its economy.
The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.
Why Japan's yen and stock exchange matter to the U.S., with Michael Vogelzang, president and CIO at Boston Advisors, and Kathy Lien, CNBC contributor.
Regulators used sharp words to accuse JPMorgan Chase of manipulating energy markets, in language similar to that which buffeted -- and eventually took down -- bankrupt energy giant Enron.
Daniel Morris, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, and Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discuss the USD/JPY exchange rate.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports the FTSE 100 still up to its best 5-year levels, and yields continue to go lower at Italy's T-Bill auction.
Harry Ida, Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters says the Dollar-Yen has ratcheted up to a fresh trade range of 98-103 that could go as high as 105-110. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors joins in the conversation.
The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks were flat on Thursday, as investors react to the the Bank of England's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.
Asian stocks fell on worries over rising inflationary pressure in China, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
Hans Redeker, global head of FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, says the U.K. environment still points to weaker British pound, and explains how it would boost the economy.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge says the Bank of Korea rate cut was not really a surprise considering previous easing from other major central banks. John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank joins in the conversation.
The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as the risk-on rally continues.
Sir Alex Ferguson, legendary manager of Manchester United will retire after the club's final match on Sunday, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate.
Thomas Averill, Managing Director at Rochford Capital says it is only a matter of time for the USD/JPY to break through the 100 level and meanwhile there will be some consolidation. Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments joins in the conversation.