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  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The yen dipped to a six-week low against the dollar Monday and fell against the euro as a pre-Christmas equities rally boosted investors' risk appetite.

  • Well, I Never … Readers Respond on the Euro Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 8:39 AM ET

    Instead of beating the drum for the greatness of the single European currency, the last missive was a demand for European companies to quit blaming the strong euro for what are their own mistakes. But some readers took umbrage.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Yen on Credit Worries Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:44 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The yen rose broadly on Thursday on worries that the worst from the U.S. subprime mortgage market fallout was yet to come after Bear Stearns recorded its first-ever quarterly loss.

  • Strong €uro, Bad €uro? Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 5:04 AM ET

    Hedge wise and sleep well. Or, as they say in German: Gut gehedged ist halb gewonnen! Silvia Wadhwa gives her take on the single currency.

  • Merrill Lynch says fund managers it surveyed in December are more pessimistic about corporate profits than they have been in nearly a decade. Seventy-four percent believe we are in a late cycle phase of business expansion while four percent believe the economy has already entered global recession, the firm says.

  • Dollar Up on Year-End Buys, Europe Slowdown Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 3:23 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros
  • Dollar Gains Versus Yen on Rising Stocks Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:43 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as a modest improvement in risk appetite encouraged investors to buy stocks, but it consolidated versus the euro after recent hefty gains.

  • Dollar Up vs. Euro on Year-End Deals Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro Monday, boosted by year-end transactions and speculation of less aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts after last week's strong U.S. inflation numbers.

  • A Summit Lacking Controversy Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 7:53 AM ET

    This could be one of the least controversial EU summits in recent memory. With the Treaty signed in Lisbon Thursday European leaders seem to have very little left to fight about. Indeed, rather than hanging around until 5:30 this evening, when the Brussels summit was due to wrap, they seem ready to head off for the weekend early.

  • Banks: Need Help? Help Yourself Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 6:14 AM ET
    Silvia Wadhwa

    The same banks that demanded market forces be allowed to work in other indutries are now begging central banks for help.

  • European Leaders Finally Sign Treaty Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    So they have finally done it! European leaders gathered in Lisbon on Thursday to sign the new European Treaty, which it is hoped will streamline the EU's decision making process.

  • Dollar Rises vs. Yen on Global Central Bank Action Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:31 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The yen tumbled and high-yielding currencies posted sharp gains as carry trades regained popularity Wednesday after Federal Reserve and other major central banks announced coordinated measures to ease the money market's liquidity crunch.

  • ECB, BOE Join Fed Effort to Ease Market Stress Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Several top central banks including the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank  announced plans to address elevated pressures in short-term funding markets.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:01 AM ET

    Wall Street's post Fed selloff could spill into Wednesday morning as the Street continues to debate why the Fed didn't deliver more interest rate relief, particularly when it's becoming increasingly glum on the economy.

  • Welcome to €urocentric! Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET
    Silvia Wadhwa

    "Drat!" you say. "Yawn! Not more morning notes. Not another string with market pearls of wisdom I might have to read."Fear not! I threaten you only with idle thoughts and random contemplations from the other side of the Big Pond (from beyond the Channel even). In other words, from parts of the world where a Hamburger doesn't necessarily come as a snack between two bits of a soggy roll, where a Frankfurter might well eat a wiener, and where cars -- oh, bliss! -- generally have a stick shift and a clutch!It's also from a part of the world -- eat your heart out, friends from the British Isles -- where you can travel from country to country without ever showing your passport and, more to the point, never have to change your money.OK, that also means the land where battalions of politicians argue passionately over the size, color and bending-angle (seriously!) of bananas, about what exactly passes for a standard-size €uro condom and acceptable work practices for a €uro chimney sweep. If that doesn't justify the title of this blog -- €urocentric -- then I don't know what does.

  • Dollar Rises Against Euro After Modest Fed Cut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:48 PM ET

    The dollar rose slightly against the euro but fell against the yen on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, less than what some had expected.

  • Weak Dollar, High Oil Have U.S. Over A Barrel Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:31 AM ET

    The two negative market trends are feeding on each other and creating double trouble for US consumers and the economy.

  • Dollar Slips Ahead of Fed Rate Decision Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    The dollar retreated against most major currencies Monday, reversing some recent strong gains ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut this week.

  • Dollar Climbs vs. Yen on U.S. Jobs Data Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 4:32 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the yen Friday, as a slightly-above-forecast jobs report eased was seen reducing the chance of an aggressive interest rate cut.

  • Dollar Extends Slide vs. Euro on Trichet's Comments Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 2:30 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates on hold but President Jean-Claude Trichet warned of "strong upward pressure" on inflation.