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  • 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.

  • ECB Stays on Hold, Bucks Global Easing Trend Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    The European Central Bank kept rates on hold at 4 percent as expected on Thursday, bucking a global trend of monetary easing amid increased turmoil in the financial markets.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 8:04 AM ET

    The Bush Administration's plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure is the big item on the agenda for Thursday. The plan, already drawing criticism, will be announced by the president in the afternoon and is expected to include a five-year freeze on the resetting of some of the low introductory, teaser rates that drew in many of the weakest borrowers.

  • Dollar Gets Lift From Strong U.S. Jobs Report Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a one-month high against a basket of currencies Wednesday after reports showing robust job growth and productivity gains suggested a milder slowdown in the U.S. economy than many had thought.

  • ECB May Get Lonely Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    With major central banks cutting rates right and left, the European Central Bank risks being the only one fighting the monetary-easing trend. But there seems to be no other option for the ECB.

  • Talk of Euro Intervention Intensifies Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    Verbal intervention to try to stop the euro's advance is all that exporters will get for the moment, but if the going gets tough things may change, analysts say.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:53 PM ET

    Selling in the financial sector bit into Tuesday's stock market performance and could do the same Wednesday. After the bell Tuesday, Fannie Mae announced that it was issuing $7 billion in preferred stock and chopping its dividend by 30 percent.