*Euro wilts as tensions between Ukraine& Russia flare up. SYDNEY, Aug 29- The safe-haven yen held firm early on Friday, while the euro was on track to post its second straight month of declines as tensions between Ukraine and Russia flared up again.» Read More
"My favourite candidate [to replace Naoto Kan as Prime Minister] is Yoshiko Noda, the finance minister, but as to who is most likely, that is still very hard to tell," Takuji Okubo, chief Japan economist at Societe Generale, told CNBC.
"True European fiscal union is something we will probably not see for another ten or twenty years," Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Banking Group told CNBC. He added that some countries within Europe were dealing with "generation long" economic problems and that some members of the Euro zone would have to get used to a long period of low or no growth and markets should price for the risk accordingly.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on the economy and policy, at a time when both are shaky in the eyes of the markets.
The Japanese government's unconventional plans to minimize the effect of a rising yen on its businesses did not stop the currency from rising against the dollar again Wednesday.
"As far as I can see, this deal is specifically aimed at providing support for companies that have suffered through the strength of the yen. That seems a far more sensible thing to do then actually try and take on the strength of the yen itself," Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, told CNBC.
Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank discusses how the temporary $100 billion emergency credit facility will help the strong yen.
Japanese yen rallies to record level to post-WWII record of 75.95 per dollar, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
"For the Swiss franc to look like an attractive funding currency again when it is in competition with so many other currencies at the moment we would need to see....direct intervention on the part of the Swiss National Bank," Adam Cole, head of currency strategy, RBC. He added that he did not expect much in the way of dovish comments from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke when he speaks on Friday.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters is expecting further yen intervention if the JPY falls below the 76 level.
Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The traders take viewer calls, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Contributor Andy Busch looks at the economic situation in Europe and discusses what to buy and sell, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Which economy is worse, the U.S. or Europe, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, the currency trade behind a global slowdown, and the yen reaches a post-war record vs. the dollar. And an interview with Princeton professor Alan Blinder.
The Fast Money traders with a play on silver and emerging markets, and a look at currency trades, with Camilla Sutton, Scotia Capital.
A look at the currencies to watch, with Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo head of currency strategy.
Investors are looking for any safe haven in a storm — it's time for your FX Fix.
Daniel Hui, Senior FX Strategist at HSBC likes the Japanese yen, Indonesian rupiah and Singapore dollar right now.
The euro zone is stressing and central bankers are talking - it's time for your FX Fix.
"I think the markets are pretty much pricing a zero growth outlook for global GDP, which is a lot weaker than our own economists are forecasting," Ian Scott, chief global & european strategist at Nomura, told CNBC.