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  • Swiss franc soars, stocks tank as euro peg scrapped Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Switzerland's franc soared by almost 30 percent after the Swiss National Bank abandoned its cap against the euro.

  • Dollar falls vs yen on lackluster US retail sales Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen following after newly released data showed retail sales fell 0.9 percent, its biggest drop since January 2014.

  • Sterling struggles after UK inflation drop Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Sterling fell towards an 18-month low against the dollar, after data showed British inflation at its lowest since 2000.

  • Yen near 1-month high vs dollar; oil sours sentiment Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:06 AM ET

    The yen hit a one-month high against the dollar on Tuesday, buoyed by steady demand for safe-haven assets against a backdrop of plunging oil prices.

  • Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation

    Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.

  • US jobs data helps pound bounce after rough week Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    Sterling recovered some ground on Friday, pushing back above $1.51 as the dollar retreated broadly.

  • Scandinavian economies face triple threat Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    Falling oil prices and deflation are weighing on Norway and Sweden respectively, while Finland has been hit by the recession in Russia.

  • Euro hovers near 9-yr lows, undermined by ECB QE bets Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:27 AM ET

    The euro extended losses into a sixth straight day to trade near a nine-year low, as investors bet the ECB was getting closer to adopting QE.

  • Euro hits fresh 9-year low after euro zone data Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    The euro hit another nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, after data for the euro zone revealed that prices were falling in the region.

  • Sterling is at 17-month low, but has it bottomed? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Markets volatility charts graphs

    The U.K. pound hit a fresh 17-month low against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and currency experts are split on which way the currency will head next.

  • Yen in vogue as oil rout sparks risk aversion Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
    10,000 Japanese yen and 100 U.S. dollar notes arranged for a photograph.

    The safe-haven yen rose as investor risk aversion mounted following a sharp drop in crude oil and stocks.

  • Euro near 9-year low on Greek worry, easing bet Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    A clerk handles dollars and euros at a money exchange office in Paris.

    The euro fell to near a nine-year low, hit by concerns that Greek elections will result in a government that will aim to cancel austerity measures.

  • How to invest in Russia   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    How to invest in Russia

    With Russia being a risky country to invest in, Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group discusses the strategy she gives to her clients.

  • Will Russian sanctions be lifted?   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Will Russian sanctions be lifted?

    Lifting sanctions imposed on Russia as soon as this month or the next would be "premature" but they will eventually be lifted, says Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group.

  • Russia is in 'distress'   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:35 AM ET
    Russia is in 'distress'

    Discussing the outlook for Russia, Benoit Anne, head of EM strategy at Societe Generale, says that things for Russia could well get worse, and a sovereign rating downgrade may be the next "bombshell."

  • Euro drops to 4-1/2 year low on QE bets Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The euro fell to its lowest in 4-1/2 years against the dollar on Friday after the head of the ECB fanned expectations of QE later this month.

  • The U.S. dollar hit its highest level since March 2006 on Friday, as the euro fell on speculation about imminent monetary easing tactics.

  • The Russian ruble in 2015   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    The Russian ruble in 2015

    The factors behind the decline in the Russian ruble - including sanctions and low oil prices - are likely to stay put for now, says Carlo Gallo, founder & director at Enquirisk.

  • Dollar set to rack up strongest year since 2005 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The dollar was set to end 2014 with a gain of more than 12 percent against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday.

  • Safe-haven yen surges amid investor nerves Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    The yen gained sharply against both the dollar and euro on Tuesday as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency.