*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
CNBC's Patricia Szarvas reports on today's sell-off in European markets.
Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.
CNBC's Guy Johnson takes a look at the sharp drop in European markets.
European banks are the focus of today's sell-off. Insight on whether this will be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, with Christopher Wheeler, Mediobanca bank analyst.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on the impact of higher margins on the precious metal but says it will go dramatically higher because it is a currency, and Art Cashin, UBS with an outlook on European banks.
The euro zone is stressing and central bankers are talking - it's time for your FX Fix.
Investors were hoping for more than they got from the meeting between Frances's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel. Here's what to do now.
"Short term what we have done is to suggest to cover all short positions and get ready for a potential bounce in the market because of the incredible oversold conditions," Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global. "But the parallels between 2007 and 2008 are absolutely compelling for me," he added.
"We have talked about this before and we could be talking about it [a Tobin tax] for years to come. We don't know if this is going to gain momentum but if it does the presumably the Swiss will have to follow suit," Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank told CNBC. "The UK would almost certainly follow but this is early days," she added.
Singapore dollars get snapped up and European officials underwhelm - it's time for your FX Fix.
Financial stocks are under pressure this morning on worries of a transaction tax.. A check on European market action and where the euro is headed, with CNBC's Julia Chatterley.
Despite what happens in the eurozone, the euro still traded up. CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports on the latest market activities overseas.
"Everything (Merkel and Sarkozy) talked about has been in place since 1999. This is a play for the gallery to buy more time," Steen Jakobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank, told CNBC in a discussion on the meeting between the French and German leaders on Tuesday.
"It has been only Germany in the driving seat for a long time. Now it seems as if the balance of power is shifting a little bit towards the rest of the European countries," John Hydeskov, senior analyst at Danske Bank, told CNBC.
The Swiss franc is sliding on worries it will be pegged to the euro. But whether a peg is really feasible is unclear.
Debating the direction of global markets and where investors can find the best investment opportunities, with John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf, and George Greig, William Blair International Growth Fund.
Euro zone countries pledged in July to obtain parliamentary approval for key Stability Fund powers. It's taking a dangerously long time for the markets.
Stocks are poised to open sharply lower on worries over Europe's debt crisis, with the "Squawk on the Street" team.
German growth disappoints, British inflation rolls on, and Sarkozy and Merkel are set to meet - time for your FX Fix.
The euro's prospects right now aren't bad, but the longer term outlook is a lot less rosy, this strategist says.