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  • Was the Post-Japan Fall in Stocks Rational? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    Looking at the pure economic ties between Japan and the UK for instance, it's hard to justify why UK stocks should fall so heavily.

  • How to Trade the G-7's Yen Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:07 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.

  • Quick Fix or Real Remedy? How to Read the G-7's Move Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    The yen is trading within range of its pre-crisis levels hours after G-7 countries intervened in the markets. Will it last?

  • Explaining Japan's Yen 'Repatriation Trade' Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yen

    In the wake of the crisis in Japan, the yen has strengthened dramatically, which is counterintuitive. Usually, when a country's economy is expected to weaken, so does its currency, but  Japan is a unique case.

  • Yoshikami: Devastation and Hope in Japan Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Fukushima nuclear power plant shown on March 15, 2011 following earthquake and tsunami, Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Co.

    There is no way to underscore the depth of the tragedy we see playing out before us as the potential of a nuclear nightmare of unprecedented proportions unfolds before our eyes. And while it pales in comparison to the human toll, the Japanese economy is also surely facing a period of great challenge.

  • 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.

  • Today, All About the Yen Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    The G7 gang is moving in and markets are reacting.

  • Backroom Talks, Secret Protocol Mark G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The Group of Seven nations have agreed to a secret protocol to guide their coordinated intervention and won’t reveal it in order to keep currency markets guessing, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Can Yen Intervention Work in the Long Term? Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 4:21 AM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    The G7’s agreement on joint action to push the yen lower has, so far, had the desired effect, reversing much of this week’s gain for the yen and boosting equities in Tokyo.

  • Nikkei Losses to Double: Economist Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 18, 2011 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:04 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Here's what you should be watching Friday, March 18.

  • Hope from Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:11 PM ET
    Japanese Self Defence Force's CH-47 Chinook helicopter holding more than seven tons water each with large buckets from the sea

    Better news from the Japan crisis today, as the nuclear power company Tepco appears to be on track to complete a power line to the Fukushima nuclear power plant this afternoon Tokyo time.

  • Your Move, G-7 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Ahead of the teleconference of G-7 finance ministers and central bankers on the yen, traders wait to see who will intervene in the markets.

  • G-7 Ready to Help Japan But Isn't Sure What Tokyo Wants Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Japan will get what it wants from the Group of Seven teleconference of finance ministers and central bankers Thursday night, but G-7 sources say the group is still waiting for Japan to ask.

  • After G-7, Which Way for the Yen? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:44 PM ET
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    Many players are convinced that this evening’s conference call of G7 finance ministers and central bankers will set the stage for major selling of the yen by the Bank of Japan in order to weaken it. But the market is divided on whether other major central banks will join in with coordinated intervention.x

  • Global Tumult Sends Many Investors Back to Sidelines Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    "Until investors know the extent of the damage and nuclear fallout in Japan, the only certainty in the capital markets is that uncertainty will prevail," one strategist says.

  • Busch: Risk-Off Revisit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    While we await the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan, we could be witnessing a structural change in the global financial markets.

  • Mark Zandi: No Global Impact From Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:29 AM ET

    The emotional investor roller coaster is on hyperdrive as the nuclear situation in Japan remains unknown. With 2011 gains wiped out and now the Yen soaring the markets wait to see if the central banks will intervene.

  • Yen's Rise Due to Repatriation May Be Overblown Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    Traders point to Japanese investors repatriating assets as a significant cause of the yen's dramatic rise. Really?