The euro raced to a near six-week high against the dollar and scaled a fresh five-year peak versus the yen on Monday after strong U.S. payrolls data boosted risk appetite.» Read More
The dollar slipped on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month, with dealers wary of adding much to extended bets against the greenback with so much uncertainty surrounding the credit market.
Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!
The euro zone's unadjusted trade surplus rose in September despite the single currency's steady climb as annual export growth still outpaced imports despite a sharp slowdown from August, data showed on Friday.
Italian super car maker Lamborghini is on track for record sales in 2007 and sees no threat from a stronger euro or a downturn in the U.S. economy, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.
Wall Street has little to look for in terms of economic data Friday, but there could be spillover from Thursday's scaredy-cat markets.
The dollar rose against the euro but slipped against the yen Thursday as fears about the credit crunch's impact and falling equity markets led investors to pare back on profitable but extended trades.
Stocks will be challenged Thursday to shake off the crankiness that gripped the market late in Wednesday's session. Inflation data, a light flow of earnings and some regional economic surveys are on the calendar.
The dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday as continued worries that a struggling U.S. housing sector and lingering credit problems weighed on sentiment and left intact a long-term declining trend.
Inflation and retail sales data, plus a speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are the big before-the-bell events that could sway market direction Wednesday.
Euro zone growth rebounded more strongly than expected in the third quarter thanks to its three biggest economies, data showed, but economists said a looming slowdown would help keep ECB interest rates on hold.
Many Americans are opting for French foie gras instead of a traditional Turkey drumstick this Thanksgiving holiday, even if the dollar doesn't go as far in Europe these days.
The dollar slipped against most currencies Tuesday, resuming a long-term decline after a brief respite on Monday as investors expected further signs of housing weakness and sluggish consumer spending that could hurt U.S. growth.
Origination of European securitisations will probably slow for the full year versus 2006, the first time this has happened since 2000, as credit market turmoil bites, the European Securitisation Forum said on Tuesday.
German investor morale worsened in November to its weakest since February 1993, weighed down by worries about financial market turmoil and the impact of the strong euro, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.
Guarded optimism poured into the stocks of two major retailers Monday, lifting them ahead of earnings reports that could impact Tuesday's trading day. Other stories to watch Tuesday include the big Merrill Lynch financial services conference, energy options expirations, pending home sales data and the NFIB small business survey. Currency and commodities are markets to watch.
Financial stocks today mirror the schizo nature of the stock market. There are a few big winners, and some really big losers. Speculation of a breakup of Citigroup is driving that stock higher and is drawing money into the financial sector.
Why is a dollar worth more today against the euro than it was last week? Does it have anything to do with the fundamentals of the US economy?
The dollar rose against the euro on Monday, as the European currency backed off all-time highs set last week.
The euro has not risen to an uncomfortably high level and the dollar is still overvalued, particularly against Asian currencies, Michael Deppler, head of the IMF's European Department, told Reuters on Monday.
The dollar fell to one-and-a-half-year lows versus the yen Friday, as fears of wider credit-related losses at U.S. financial institutions had investors dumping risky assets and anticipating more Federal Reserve rate cuts.