*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
A Swiss rate cut dents the franc and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.
Events on Wednesday could prove crucial to attempts to again come to grips with the European debt crisis, after Italian borrowing costs hit a 14-year high on Tuesday.
The economy is in big trouble, and the world’s central banks may be running out of ways of turning it around, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.
As other currencies look more risky, could the yen become a safe haven? Simon Smith, chief economist at FxPro thinks not. "Things turn quite quickly when investors lose confidence... you know that that's coming at some point (in Japan) and do you want to be in front of that steamroller when it happens?" he told CNBC.
Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS talks about the forex markets.
The debt ceiling debacle and the latest Greek bailout deal are almost behind us, but euro and dollar investors still aren't happy.
South Korea diversifies reserves away from the dollar, and Australia's central bank stays pat — it's time for your FX Fix.
As jittery markets pushed the euro below the 1.10 level against the Swiss franc for the first time ever on Tuesday, the headache for the Swiss National Bank (SNB) over its limited options to fight the strong franc is turning into a chronic migraine.
Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.
As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.
Timothy Connors, Director - Sales, Asia Pacific at Western Union Business Solutions talks about the forex markets.
Nick Verdi, VP, FX Strategy at Barclays Capital, says the weak U.S. dollar continues to give more strength to Yen.
The Australian dollar is trading at record highs but whether the currency will keep its momentum going depends crucially on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raises interest rates in the coming months.
Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says Asian currencies, especially Yen, benefit from the weak U.S. dollar.
Gary Halverson, Australia-Pacific Regional President at Barrick Gold, believes that hedging their production and operation costs against the Australian dollar will continue to help the company remain profitable.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist, says what is happening in the U.S. will weaken the dollar and might force Beijing to de-link Chinese yuan with the dollar in five years.
A few weeks ago, investors seemed clear on the Royal Bank of Australia's intentions for its August 2 meeting. Now, it's anyone's guess where rates are headed.
The debt deal's all well and good, but the dollar is still on track to weaken, this strategist says.
Pffffft! Even a deal on the debt ceiling only lifts the dollar briefly - it's time for your FX Fix.
As August 2 nears, a debt-ceiling deal appears to be receding. Here's how to hedge against the Washington cacophony.