Foreign Exchange


  • Why a Financial Transactions Tax Is Bad for Everyone Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 6:47 AM ET

    Amid the wailing and gnashing of teeth that are governments’ attempts to confirm the long-term viability of the euro project, we are also witnessing an attempt to introduce a financial transactions tax (FTT) or “Tobin Tax” in the European Union.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate has an update on European markets, including pessimistic outlooks for Philips and Siemens.

  • How to Handicap a European Central Bank Rate Cut Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    The European Central Bank is meeting on Thursday amid a wave of grim economic data. Here's one expert's take on what will happen.

  • Euro Rises, Merkel and Sarkozy Do Lunch Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

    The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Germany paid negative-yield for the first time ever on a bond auction, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate. "Germany is making money out of borrowing," he says.

  • Euro Heading Lower in Q1: Analyst     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 4:00 AM ET

    The euro is heading lower versus the US dollar in the first quarter of the year, Stephen Gallo, head of market analysis, Schneider Foreign Exchange, said. "But I think the size of the short positioning in the euro is going to keep market participants cautious," he added.

  • Can 'Super Mario' Save the Euro? Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 7:23 PM ET

    The euro is getting pummeled, and the upcoming European Central Bank meeting is unlikely to change its course. 

  • Money In Motion Web Extra     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:59 PM ET

    Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • The Buck Stops Here     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    The final word from the currency pits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Euro Decoupling?     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    Will the euro decouple from the U.S. equity markets, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Willie Williams, Societe Generale, and the Money In Motion traders. And is there a new risk-on trade in the currency markets?

  • 'Strait' Talk     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Will Iran ratchet up the rhetoric on the Strait of Hormuz, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey,and the Money In Motion traders. Crude prices rally as Iran threatens to close the Strait.

  • Money Match Up     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Looking at the "Eastern" front of the euro zone debt crisis, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, George Goncalves, Nomura, and the Money in Motion traders. Also, the latest hurdles for the euro and expectations for the ECB meeting, as well as how to make money off it.

  • Euro Dips Below $1.27     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing continued uncertainty over Europe and the euro dropping below $1.27 for the first time since September 2010, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Athanasios Orphanides, Central Bank of Cyprus governor.

  • Markets in Europe are mostly down even after positive U.S. jobs report. Euro zone inflation eases to a 14-month low in November, according to ECRI. The Swiss National Bank chairman says he will not resign over the recent currency scandal. Record overnight deposits at ECB, again. The euro dips below $1.27 for the first time since September 2010. And EU governments consider delaying their Iran oil ban.

  • Euro Slips, Loonie Descends Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    The euro is under pressure and Switzerland's top central banker is under fire - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Stocks Higher     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    European stocks are higher ahead of the U.S. jobs report. Insight on how the European markets are faring, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

    Creating a stronger currency union will take time, and the two leaders should concentrate on putting out the immediate fire first, by finding ways to boost growth, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Where the Euro Is Headed Now Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 4:07 PM ET

    The euro is having a rough ride, and this strategist sees more trouble ahead.

  • How to Use the Euro to Play Oil Prices Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:08 PM ET
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    If oil prices resume their climb, this strategist says you can profit from a euro trade.

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Bank Shares Slump     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    European bank shares slump on concerns about capital raising abilities, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs & Carl Quintanilla.