Worries about the impact on the euro zone's fragile recovery of the crisis in Ukraine also weighed on the currency, which fell as far as $1.3119 in Asia, lows not seen since Sept. 2013. Data on Monday showed factory activity across the euro zone cooled in August as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine took its toll.» Read More
As the sovereign debt crisis worsens, there is still a lack of a long term solution. Current rumors center on Europe extending their ability to bail out periphery economies.However, politics and implementation issues pose a significant challenge.As Greece has shown, so far these bailouts haven’t worked, and with debt burdens rising and problems spreading to the core, the situation is only getting tougher.
The U.K. deputy prime minister said on Thursday that any solution to the euro zone crisis must not lead to some member states dictating terms to other European nations—such as the U.K.—that are outside the currency union.
Hungary's decision to help its citizens pay back the foreign exchange loans they took at the height of the economic boom a few years back has sparked outrage among banks and spooked foreign investors.
Germans vote yes on bailout powers, commodity prices bite - it's time for your FX Fix.
Germany's parliament has approved reforms to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) that would allow the fund to participate in the primary market and to recapitalize European banks in a much-anticipated vote in the Bundestag.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, joined CNBC to take a look at the British pound and New Zealand dollar currency markets.
Hungary's government is taking steps to pull the country out of the difficult economic conditions it still faces but needs to ensure predictability, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, US Ambassador to Hungary, told CNBC.com.
Just when you thought it might be safe to tiptoe back into risk-on currencies, along comes Wolfgang Schauble to trash the European debt plan.
Looking for a euro-dollar trading strategy among the torrent of European news reports? Here's an idea.
The European Commission is out with a proposal today that would tax any financial transaction where at least one party involved is located in the EU. According to the proposal, the tax would go into effect in January 2014 and could raise $57 billion euros each year. Rich Repetto, of Sandler O'Neill, weighs in.
Encouraging comments from a top EU official lift the euro, but all eyes are on the "euro-skeptic" Finns — it's time for your FX Fix.
Since it was elected last year, Hungary's government has aggressively aimed to cut the country's debt burden, through raising taxes and nationalizing private pension assets, amongst other measures.
"I think there are people out there in the real economy who think the financial markets are giving them a real opportunity," David Bloom, head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC.
Investors worldwide are taking fright at significant downside risks they perceive on both sides of the Atlantic, aided and abetted by what they deem to be ineffectual and directionless policy-making from Western governments.
Fear of another downturn in the world economy lurks behind the smiles and relaxed atmosphere; the Czech Republic is heavily reliant on exports to the euro zone, especially Germany, for its economic growth.
Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic told CNBC.com in an interview in Prague that the "safe haven" label looks rather scary for a small, open economy that needs a stable exchange rate to function properly.
Readers have been asking about the outlook for the Iraqi dinar. The short answer: not good, in every sense of the word.
How to play big changes at the Kremlin, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com
Think the potential European debt plan will give the euro a significant lift? Think again, this strategist says.
The price movements that have emerged over the past two months in gold (and silver) prices have proved fascinating, writes Simon Derrick, head of currency research at Bank of New York Mellon.