Despite the economic troubles in Russia, Conrad Saldanha of Neuberger Berman, is bullish on a few Russian stocks.» Read More
The dollar edged down against the yen Janet Yellen suggested the Fed won't be rushed into kicking off the U.S. interest rate tightening cycle.
The Swiss franc shed over 1 percent against the dollar, dropping towards five-week lows as some of the Greece-related safety flows waned.
Is Russia's strongest card the fact that its economy is stronger than Ukraine's? Timothy Ash, head of Emergind Market research at Standard Bank, weighs in with his thoughts.
Tomas Fiala, chief executive at Dragon Capital, told CNBC that there is still a chance to reinvigorate the economy in Ukraine, despite the ongoing conflict there.
The euro jumped against the dollar in midday trading on reports that a deal had been reached between Greece and the European Central Bank.
Dr Samuel Greene, director at King's Russia Institute, says that the situation with Ukraine is not the cause for Europe's conflict with Russia, but a symptom to understanding Russia.
Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, discusses investing in ruble assets amid the ongoing instability between Russia and Ukraine.
The dollar recovered on talk the Swiss National Bank was buying the greenback.
Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, says that Poroshenko and Putin's cease-fire agreement is a start, but it's not yet time to get bullish on Russian equities.
The euro recovered from initial losses, helped by a bounce in German investor sentiment.
The euro inched higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that investors expect will find enough common ground to support Greece.
Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that both Ukraine and Russia are a long way off a sustainable solution, and sanctions will remain for some time to come.
The euro edged higher on Friday, putting it on course for a third straight week of gains, its best performance in just under a year.
The dollar dropped across the board on Thursday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.
Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman, shares his thoughts on Russia's economy and whether sanctions are working to keep Putin in check.
The yen surged against the U.S. dollar following a report that the country's central bank is cooling on the idea of adding more stimulus.
It appears that Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko have reached an agreement on peace in Ukraine. Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, discusses.
Discussing the agreement between Russia and Ukraine, Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec says "it's a long way before we get a permanent ceasefire," but it's a step toward easing markets' concerns.
The dollar hit a fresh one-month high versus the yen on Wednesday, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept the euro under a cloud.
At the G-20 get-together, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov tells CNBC that Moscow has received no request from Greece for aid as yet.