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  • Dollar Falls Below 100 Yen, Hits Record Low vs. Euro Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    The dollar plunged below 100 yen Thursday for the first time in more than a decade and hit a record low against the euro as worries deepened on Wall Street that the United States had entered a recession.

  • Australia's Hiring Surge Takes Jobless to 33-Year Low Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 10:18 PM ET

    Australian employment growth blew past all expectations in February while the jobless rate hit fresh 33-year lows, reviving speculation that the drum-tight labor market might yet spark another rise in interest rates.

  • Euro Hits Record vs Dollar as Fed Euphoria Fades Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    The dollar tumbled to a record low against the euro Wednesday as doubts grew about the long-term impact of recent Federal Reserve efforts to pump money into cash-starved credit markets.

  • Dow Jumps 1%; Caterpillar, Bear Climb Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a broadly flat open for Wall Street Wednesday, following the previous session's huge rally, as investor enthusiasm at the prospect of more liquidity and looser collateral rules by the Federal Reserve started to dwindle.

  • Jim Rogers: 'Abolish the Fed' Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    If investor Jim Rogers woke up as Ben Bernanke, he'd quit and close up the Federal Reserve for providing 'socialism for the rich,' he told CNBC Europe.

  • Australia Consumer Sentiment Slumps as Rates Rise Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 1:30 AM ET

    Australia's trade deficit ballooned 41 percent in January as strong domestic demand sucked in imports while bad weather and supply bottlenecks crimped export growth. 

  • China Retail Sales Robust, Inflation a Factor Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 12:25 AM ET
    China Retail

    China's retail sales grew by 20.2 percent in January and February from a year earlier, supported by strong consumer spending but also propped up by the highest inflation in nearly 12 years.

  • Japan Opposition Vetoes BOJ Governor Nominee Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 9:28 PM ET

    Opposition lawmakers vetoed the Japanese government's pick for central bank governor on Wednesday, leaving the Bank of Japan in the middle of the global credit crisis with no successor to Governor Toshihiko Fukui one week before he retires.

  • Dollar Rebounds on Central Bank Moves Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar rose sharply Tuesday after the Federal Reserve announced new measures to inject liquidity into the financial system, easing concern about a deepening credit crisis and a U.S. recession.

  • Treasury Official Predicts Second-Quarter Rebound Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    The U.S. economy could start to see a recovery as soon as April, despite current conditions indicating a greater risk for contraction, a senior U.S. Treasury official told CNBC Europe Tuesday.

  • China Feb Inflation Leaps to 11-Year High Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 11:03 PM ET

    China's consumer inflation jumped in February to an 11-year high of 8.7 percent, presenting Beijing's stability-conscious leaders with a big economic headache in the run-up to the Olympic Games.    

  • The GOP, McCain & the Economy Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    Recession or not, the economy is definitely in a significant slowdown. This poses a daunting challenge for the Republican Party. Not only could it make Senator McCain’s election tougher, but it’s going to affect House and Senate races as well.

  • Dollar Falls vs Yen, steadies vs Euro on Trichet Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    The dollar tumbled against the yen Monday as fears of a U.S. recession hit stock prices but steadied versus the euro after Europe's top monetary official said he was worried about recent exchange rate moves.

  • Weak Dollar - Why You Should Care Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Last week, the dollar fell to new lows.  Looking back at the past 30 years, the dollar seem to be moving in pattern with its historical cycles.  So should we be concerned?  Here is a look at how the weaker dollar relates to other economic indicators.

  • Wholesale Inventories Climb, But So Do Sales Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.8 percent in January, while sales leapt 2.7 percent, thelargest increase in nearly four years, the Commerce Department said.

  • Goldman Sachs Doesn't Rule out Fed Rate Cut Today Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 9:06 AM ET

    An emergency interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve is possible ahead of its March 18th policy meeting, according to a Goldman Sachs research note on Monday.

  • Japan PM Says No Plan for New BOJ Chief Candidate Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 2:10 AM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on Monday said the government had no plans to put forward a different candidate for the next central bank chief, despite resistance from opposition parties towards current nominee Toshiro Muto.

  • If Recession Is Now Here, When Is It Going to End? Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    A second straight month of job losses all but ended the debate over whether the U.S. economy has slipped into recession. Now the question is how to get out.

  • Pimco's Gross: Fed Should Buy Mortgages Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve needs to take a more active role in stemming the housing crisis, possibly by exchanging Treasury notes for mortgage notes, Pimco Bonds Chief Information Officer Bill Gross said on CNBC.

  • Dollar Rebounds as Fed Liquidity Steps Eclipse Jobs Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    The dollar rebounded from record lows triggered by a surprise contraction in U.S. payrolls for a second straight month as attention shifted to moves by the Federal Reserve to ease tight liquidity conditions.