*Money printing in U.S., Japan piles pressure on euro. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 16- Many of the factors driving the euro exchange rate to levels that have set off alarm. bells at the European Central Bank are unlikely to go away on.» Read More
When central bankers speak, markets listen. That's why we're all waiting for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the economy at 1 p.m. today. But it looks like European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet beat him to the punch.
The euro climbed across the board Thursday, after European Central Bank President Jean Claude-Trichet flagged more interest rate increases in the euro zone, citing lingering inflation pressures.
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday amid continuing uncertainty regarding the outlook for the economy.
The European Central Bank seems to have little choice but to keep rates on hold this time as well, despite rising inflation. Money markets are still not back to normal and there are signs of a weakening economy.
The dollar climbed Wednesday following comments from a Federal Reserve official who said it would be a mistake to say a U.S. recession is at hand.
An evocative smell from childhood can quickly trigger the realization that cost cutting is not a strategy, but a reaction that, without corresponding investment, will doom industries.
The yen retreated across the board Tuesday as investors waded back into risky carry trades, sparked by gains in global equities and a rise in commodity prices.
The dollar edged upward against the euro and the pound Monday as markets pondered whether rising inflation in the euro zone and Britain may bring interest-rate changes later this week.
Major central banks are satisfied with joint efforts to tame money market tensions around the turn of the year but will remain in close contact, policymakers said on Monday.
Euro-zone investors are the gloomiest in 2-1/2 years and their expectations for the next six months are the most pessimistic on record as the credit crunch continues to depress sentiment, a survey showed on Monday.
With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight we turn our attention to some of the big predictions of 2007 and whether investors might have been better off just rolling the bones.
The dollar fell Friday after a December report showing the weakest jobs growth since August 2003 fueled fears of a recession and increased the likelihood of an aggressive rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month.
High oil prices, driving up the cost of transportation and other services, as well as spiraling food prices contributed to euro-zone inflation staying well above the target while Swiss inflation came in at a 12-year high, data showed on Friday.
The dollar was largely unchanged against the euro and yen Thursday, erasing overnight losses after a report showed enough U.S. private sector job growth to ease fears about Friday's payrolls data.
The dollar fell Wednesday, hitting a one-month low against the yen, after a gauge of the U.S. manufacturing sector last month tumbled to its lowest level since April 2003, increasing expectations for more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
The dollar rallied against the euro but slipped against the yen in the final trading day of 2007 Monday, though dealers resisted making big bets until volume increases after New Year's Day.
The dollar fell across the board Friday as data showing a 9 percent decline in sales of new U.S. homes last month heightened concern about the economy, putting the greenback on track for its worst week in more than a year.
The U.S. dollar slid against the euro in thin trade Wednesday while the yen traded near seven-week lows as investors continued to fund carry trades by borrowing the Japanese currency.
Western Europe has long been the most popular getaway for U.S. tourists, but rising airfare and the weak dollar may have Americans traveling to more exotic destinations in 2008.
The dollar fell against the euro in thin trade Wednesday while the yen remained near seven-week lows as investors continued to fund carry trades by borrowing the low-yielding Japanese currency.