TOKYO— Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. But thanks to lower oil and gas prices, the deficit fell more than forecast, nearly 94 percent from April 2014, when the deficit was 825.5 billion yen, the Finance Ministry reported Monday.» Read More
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Fed officials rattle the dollar and Australians get to work - it's time for your FX Fix.
The Aussie dollar surged on Thursday, rising one percent versus the U.S. dollar on strong jobs data, but one strategist is calling for a sharp correction - forecasting the currency will fall as low as 70 cents against the greenback over the longer-term.
The Bank of Japan stays pat and a trade surplus grows in China - it's time for your FX Fix.
If you want to know where the yen is headed, go beyond Japan's current account.
Globally central banks are increasingly diversifying their foreign exchange reserves away from the U.S. dollar and the euro, according to latest data from the IMF’s Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER), and forex analysts tell CNBC the Australian dollar could be among the main beneficiaries.
The dollar stands to gain from exports of petroleum products, these strategists say.
Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, reflects on his time at Paine Webber, as it celebrates its listing 40 years ago.
China needs to allow the value of its currency to appreciate but its financial regulators should do so at a pace that will not hurt its economy, according to Pascal Lamy, Director-General of World Trade Organization.
Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
The yuan slips and Myanmar gets ready to float - it's time for your FX Fix.
Despite recording the largest monthly trade deficit in two decades, Uwe Parpart, MD & head of research at Reorient Financial Markets says the pick up in China's imports reflects strength in its domestic economy.
Francis Lun, Managing Director, Lyncean Holdings, is bearish on the Chinese economy and says the trade data shows a continued shrinking of the manufacturing sector. However, Dariusz Kowalczyk, Chief Investment Strategist, Credit Agricole, thinks China's growth is still strong, supported by rising domestic demand.
The yen's slide stops and all eyes are on the European Central Bank - it's time for your FX Fix.
Friday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $47.8 billion in December, unchanged from November.
A new employment report is on the way, and this strategist sees a trading opportunity.
The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.
New GDP data will be released on Friday, and this strategist has a trading plan.
British trade data disappoints and Fitch offers tough love for the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.
“Part of the problem is people think we’re not back to where we were before the crisis," says one economist. "I think we’re working through this. There’s no pushing us off the recovery track.”