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  • What to Really Watch on the Japanese Yen Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    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.

  • How Natural Gas Helps the Dollar Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    The dollar stands to gain from exports of petroleum products, these strategists say.

  • Cashin's Market Wisdom     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 9:41 AM ET

    Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, reflects on his time at Paine Webber, as it celebrates its listing 40 years ago.

  • Chinese yuan coins on China's flag

    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.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar Lifts, Yuan Slips, Myanmar Loosens Up Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Yen Steadies, Euro Holds on Tight Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    The yen's slide stops and all eyes are on the European Central Bank - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Chinese shipping containers

    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.

  • How to Trade the Upcoming Jobs Report Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 9:11 AM ET
    Canadian flag

    A new employment report is on the way, and this strategist sees a trading opportunity.

  • The Support That Fell Out of the Yen Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.

  • How to Trade the GDP Report Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 1:13 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    New GDP data will be released on Friday, and this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Euro Steadies, Pound Slips, Hungary Talks to the IMF Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    British trade data disappoints and Fitch offers tough love for the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Positive Thoughts About The Economy? Really? Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
    What's Next?

    “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.”

  • The euro zone agreement underwhelms and the Australian trade surplus slips — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • October Trade Balance Deficit     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the details on October trade, which came in at $43.5 billion.

  • A worker operates machines for making yarn at a textile factory in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.

    The U.S. economy may still be struggling to recover from a recession that began three years ago, but there is a silver lining. According to business consulting firm AlixPartners, a weak dollar and rising wages in China have helped U.S. manufacturers close the competitiveness gap with their Chinese counterparts for the first time since 2007.

  • Tough Decisions Face China as Global Woes Grow Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 10:25 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).