Freya Beamish, economist at Lombard Street Research, believes the Chinese trade data was inflated and that the picture is "tight" with property and asset prices beginning to overheat.» Read More
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.
"The WTO dispute settlement system has been created to avoid trade wars (and) since its inception, in 1995, there has been no trade war," Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization, told CNBC. "I am not sure (the Chinese financial system) is solid to the point of opening in one day or in one night its foreign account," he also said.
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.
President Obama announced that the U.S., Europe, and Japan are bringing a trade case against China on rare earths. Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, weighs in. "We are hopeful that China will engage with us and correct its behavior," he says.
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.
Brian Jackson, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, Royal Bank of Canada Hong Kong, explains why he thinks the U.S. trade bill only highlights the potential of an escalation between Beijing and Washington ahead of the U.S. elections but will not drive yuan currency moves.
The yen's slide stops and all eyes are on the European Central Bank - it's time for your FX Fix.
The international trade data for December shows a deficit of $48.8 billion, with CNBC's Rick Santelli; Drew Matus, UBS senior U.S. economist/managing director.
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.”