The euro wallowed at its lowest in over 11 years as investors waited for the ECB to announce more details of its bond-buying program.» Read More
Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.
A jump in homebuilder Kaisa's debt levels has left investors worried that leverage at other Chinese developers could be much higher than estimated.
French PM Manuel Valls declared he would ram a flagship economic reform bill through parliament by decree, exposing his government to a no-confidence vote.
A BNP Paribas credit trader died while hiking in extreme cold over the holiday weekend in the mountains of New Hampshire.
The dollar hit a fresh one-month high versus the yen on Wednesday, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept the euro under a cloud.
Oil rose on Thursday after China took steps to pour liquidity into the world's second-biggest economy.
Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, stressed that the company has good operating profit.
Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says there are tailwinds such as "lackluster" European growth and headwinds such as the low euro.
Japanese banks are being helped by stimulus efforts, but analysts warn that weak demand and stiff competition drive mortgage rates to record lows.
US crude closed oil nearly 3 percent, rebounding from falls in the previous session as more energy firms cut investments and the dollar weakened.
BOJ's asset purchase program has put Japan's government bond yields on a relentless slide, dividing opinions on a trend reversal or further slides.
Brent spiked above $50 on Wednesday, before paring gains on a strengthening dollar and global economic woes.
Switzerland's franc soared by almost 30 percent in value against the euro after the Swiss National Bank abandoned its three-year old cap.
The dollar fell against the yen following after newly released data showed retail sales fell 0.9 percent, its biggest drop since January 2014.
Ahead of today's U.S. jobs report release, Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says that continued strength in U.S. non-farm payrolls is the "key release" that the Fed is looking out for.
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.
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.
Hong Kong's derivatives market is thriving as foreign funds prevented from using the HK-Shanghai trading link look for a back door to access China stocks.
Australian dollar hit a 4-1/2-year trough against its U.S. counterpart as prices of iron for construction fell in China amid weak demand.
Where does oil head from here? Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, sees a further drop after the start of 2015, but there will be a improvement, after the "greatest period of stock-building is over" in 2015.