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Friday's massive earthquake is yet another challenge to Japan's recovery but it may provide a jolt to the economy over the short term, Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and former director of the White House National Economic Council, told CNBC.
The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday will likely dent investor confidence in the short term, but is unlikely to derail the global economic recovery, analysts told CNBC.
There is an ongoing healthy debate about how much we should stick to principle and how much continued state intervention there needs to be as the global economy recovers, writes Moorad Choudhry.
The yen move is more "happenstance" than anything else, and indeed appears to be generally as overlooked as the fact that the Chinese yuan has appreciated 4.7 percent since July 2010.
The dollar has further to fall, says David Skarica, author of "THE GREAT SUPER CYCLE: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation." But the long-term outlook for the yen is rosier - and there is China.
This is a great time to take fewer forex risks, says an FX strategist for Standard Chartered, and that's good news for traditional safe havens.
The dollar is continuing its slide and euro buyers are emerging, drawn by hopes for relatively attractive yields - but how long before Portugal needs a bailout? Your daily FX Fix, right here.
The dollar's failure to rally in tandem with other safe-haven currencies has investors wondering if it's lost that special status.
When Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," she wasn't talking about the Japanese yen. But if the experts are right, you currency investors out there could do worse than to remember that warning.
Credit Agricole's head of global FX strategy expects the yuan to appreciate 4.5% this year, but the yen to move lower.
Calm is more or less prevailing in the currency markets, but don't expect that to last, these analysts say.
As investors fret about a default of Greece’s $300 billion debt bill, consider this: at $10.2 trillion, the Japanese bond market is the largest government debt market on the planet. And Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who made his first fortune betting against subprime mortgages, is now wagering that this market will collapse—soon.
The mantra on the lips of many Japanese chief executives these days is “overseas expansion”. With a shrinking domestic market due to a rapidly deteriorating demographic profile, they are keen to find new opportunities abroad. The FT reports.
RBC Capital Markets reveals which financial institutions could soon up their dividend. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.
Two Japanese shipbuilders have called for urgent government action to tackle what they say is the unfair advantage enjoyed by South Korean rivals from an artificially cheap currency. The FT reports.
U.S. economic reports should dominate early trading Thursday, unless the European debt crisis bubbles up again.
December chain store sales and weekly jobless claims top the list of what traders will be watching Thursday.
The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.
Stocks cross into 2011 with a positive tilt, but the December jobs report and other data will put investor faith in the recovery to the test in the very first week of the year.
The dollar is closing out December near its lows for the month, but odds are good that it will see a rebound in January.