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  • How to Trade the Central Banker Meetings Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | 10:02 PM ET

    Seven central banks will meet in the next week. Here's a trade that can take advantage of  unanticipated comments or interest rate moves.

  • Money Match Up     Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    How currency traders are playing the economic recovery. And a look at the peso/yen trade, as well as the euro and the British pound, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Central banks added reserves in dollars and more, and British manufacturers need to crank it up again. It's time for your FX fix.

  • Expand List of 'Systemic' Banks: HSBC Chairman Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    HSBC

    Regulators should include more than 80 banks in their list of global financial institutions of systemic importance that need tighter regulation and higher capital requirements, Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC, has urged, reports the Financial Times.

  • Forex Gaining Currency With Retail Investors Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    It's looking like an especially dynamic year for the currency market, so you might want to check out a new generation of low-cost, online foreign exchange trading platforms.

  • Picking a Winner When Everyone's 'Ugly' Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?

  • Tax Cuts for Rich Divide UK Government Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s Budget brought to the top of the political agenda the question of how Britain taxes its wealthiest people – and simultaneously exposed tensions in the coalition.

  • Using Currencies to Play M&A Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Want to use currencies to trade on pending deals? Here's how.

  • It's a rough day for the British pound, but the sun is shining down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Scots Incensed at 'Raid' on North Sea Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

  • Troubles in Portugal and Spain aren't keeping the euro down, but anemic retail sales are doing a number on the British pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Sterling Outlook for the Pound, Strategist Says Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    The British pound is weaker today, but watch out: an interest rate hike is still likely, and the pound will eventually rise, says this strategist.

  • Busch: What the US Can Learn From the UK Budget Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    The budget presented by George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is pro-growth and the closest to a "free lunch" available to create jobs, which will help the pound.

  • Euros Are Sagging and Finland Is Foot-Dragging Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    The euro's rise has stalled as traders focus on the roadblocks in front of a resolution to the debt crisis - including, yes, Finland. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Dollar is Flailing, but Euros are Sailing Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    The dollar's in the dumps again, but euros are on a roll as the leaders' meeting nears. Here's your daily FX fix.

  • The Yen Calms Down, but Action Continues Elsewhere Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The yen is settling into a range after coordinated intervention by G-7 countries, but there's plenty of excitement elsewhere — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • British Rate Hike in May Highly Likely, Strategist Says Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    The Bank of England held interest rates steady on Thursday, but consensus is building that a hike will come in May, says this strategist.

  • Europe Is Gloomy and the Land Down Under is Down, Too Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Euro traders are glum ahead of the EU summit, and rate cuts sting in New Zealand. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Happy Days Are Here Again in Europe Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    The euro is up on rumors of possible central-bank buys, and the Swiss franc and British pound are up on actual news. It's time for your FX Fix.