*Russia's ruble at all-time low vs dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 29- The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data, while the steadily sliding euro won a reprieve on diminished expectations the European Central Bank will soon ease monetary policy.» Read More
The euro has had a nice move up on reports of actual progress by European leaders on the debt crisis. But this strategist has other ideas.
After the euro zone, the most common topic of this column has been the labor market. Unemployment is the biggest single issue for developed economies, now and for the next several years at least, and it has been disappointing, to say the least, to see the lack of effective response from policymakers so far.
Europe is in crisis mode, China cuts reserve requirements, and business is up down under - it's time for your FX Fix.
Amid the discussions of a euro breakup, the single currency is stubbornly strong. Here's how to trade that risk appetite away from the euro zone.
The price of gold is due for a correction and this could be used as an entry point by investors eager to get exposure to the precious metal, while the dollar is likely to strengthen as there has been too much pessimism about it, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.
Jim Cramer has brilliantly posed the most important question facing the markets today when thinking about the impact of Europe: "Is there too much hope here?"
With companies testing out plans for a euro collapse, here's one take on how things could play out.
Short euro positions hit a high and the Australian dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
The outlook for currencies, commodities, and futures, with Scott Bauer, SIB Equity Options; Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks and Opinions; David Woo, Bank of America; and Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley Asia.
New technologies, open platforms, and better governance are helping to create cities that are both environmentally responsible and economically attractive. We are increasingly witnessing the growth of intelligent cities - cities which increasingly deliver services with the aid of so-called smart technologies.
Here's how to keep your trading focus between the upcoming European government bond auctions and meetings.
The euro got a bit of a lift on talk of a new grand plan, but this strategist says it's an opportunity to sell the single currency against another.
Alessio De Longis, OppenheimerFunds, discusses volatility in the currency markets and also answers to whether the euro will exist a year from now.
Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.
The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.
With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.
Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, discusses the state of UK and European banks as Italian bond yields rise to worrisome levels. "Banks will be pressured to raise capital," he says.
Italy's bond auction is a flop, and human currency traders haven't done much better - it's time for your FX Fix.
More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.
The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.