*Safe-haven bids on yen unwound on hopes for Ukraine initiative. TOKYO, April 18- The yen slipped to 10- day lows against the dollar on Friday after speculators unwound some safe-haven trades following upbeat U.S. economic data and on hopes for a diplomatic initiative seeking an end to violence in Ukraine.» Read More
The euro rises on happy talk, GDP hangs over the dollar - it's time for your FX Fix.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street despite signs the month long rally was beginning to stumble as weaker than expected home sales and mixed earnings reports tempered investor sentiment. European shares are steady on hopes that there may soon be a resolution to the Greek debt talks.
US futures pointed to New York starting the final session of the week in a cautious mood ahead of the US GDP data. European shares are starting to push into the green following a panel in Davos which hinted that Greek talks are close to a conclusion, analysts say stocks still remain on course for their sixth week of gains. Asian markets ended mostly higher as investors awaited the outcome of the Greek debt talks and U.S. gross domestic product data due out later today.
European investors fled a range of long-term investment funds in December 2011, capping a bad year for the fund management industry as a whole, research published on Thursday revealed.
Gabriel De Kock, Head of U.S. FX Strategy, Morgan Stanley is cautious in the near-term that some BOJ support will be seen before the end of Q1.
New GDP data will be released on Friday, and this strategist has a trading plan.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the U.S. markets pare early gains. Weekly jobless claims up but still under 400,000. Netflix surges following blowout quarterly earnings. Caterpillar profits jumps 58 percent. But AT&T posts a quarterly loss of $1 billion even though revenues beat the Street.
European markets close higher on the heels of yesterday's Fed announcement. Miners lead the markets higher. Talks between Greece and private sector debt holders resume today. The euro touches a five-week high against the U.S. dollar. Italy sees solid demand at auction for 2-year debt. Lagarde says that if necessary, the public sector should participate in debt reduction. With Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann.
With the Federal Reserve vowing that interest rates will stay low through 2014, this strategist sees a risk-on trade.
Fed interest-rate plans hit the dollar and Iran reverses course - it's time for your FX Fix.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street today which will add about 0.2 per cent, reaching its highest point since July, after the Federal Reserve indicated on Wednesday that interest rates were likely to remain at near zero until at least 2014. Europe is following a 1 per cent gain for the FTSE Asia-Pacific index, where trading was again thinned by holidays in China, Australia and India, and the FTSE Eurofirst 300 is up 0.8 per cent.
US futures point to Wall Street opening higher. European shares rose today halting two days of losses, after the U.S. Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerably longer period than expected and it was ready to offer additional stimulus to boost economic growth. Asian shares firmed on the same news.
Hamish Pepper, FX Strategist, Asia Pacific, Barclays Capital expects the RBNZ to start increasing rates in the second half of 2012.
The Mexican peso has been on a tear, and this strategist thinks it still has room to rise.
Nasdaq gets an Apple boost, as investors react to Apple earnings. The Dow and S&P are down on the day after the President's State of the Union. Apple surpasses ExxonMobile as the world's most valuable company. Boeing beats estimates but offers weak guidance.
European markets close mostly down over ongoing concerns over a Greek debt deal. Billionaire George Soros says we need to strengthen Italy & Spain. Telecom shares fall after Ericsson misses sales and profit forecasts. German business sentiment rises for the third straight month. Treasury sells $35 billion in 5-year notes at yield of .899 percent.
When Federal Reserve officials provide a glimpse into their interest rate plans, it could mean tough sledding for the dollar.
Europe needs "massive monetary easing" to get out of its debt crisis, otherwise Greece will likely abandon the euro in a year and a half, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC on Wednesday.
Japan has a trade deficit and Australia has inflation - it's time for your FX Fix.
US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street today as corporate and political leaders began a three day summit in Davos, Switzerland and after US President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union speech to paint himself as the champion of the middle class, by demanding higher taxes for millionaires and tight reins on Wall Street. European shares fell, weighed down by the tech sector after a sharp post-results decline for World No.1 mobile gear maker Ericsson, and as investors worried that Greece may face a disastrous default.