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  • Pedestrians cross the street using the Shibuya crossing in Shibuya on May 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. Shibuya is not only a busy business district but also known for it's vibrant nightlife and fashion.

    While the world has fallen out of love with the Japanese economy in recent years it remains an economic powerhouse and important to the global economy, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, said Monday.

  • 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.

  • Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    After sinking initially on reports of the massive quake, the yen rallied strongly. Here's how you can trade it now.

  • Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    The economic impact from the tsumani that slammed into eastern Japan following one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, 8.9 magnitude, will be felt in the near future, Sean Egan, founder partner and president of Egan-Jones Ratings Company, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Japan Quake's Financial Impact: Five Things to Watch Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 1:12 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.

    While commodity and currency markets took the biggest immediate hit from Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the damage will be felt throughout the world's economy and the US.

  • Japan Bond Implosion?  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing whether the earthquake in Japan will expedite the country's looming debt crisis, with Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, and the Strategy Session team.

  • Massive Quake Whipsaws the Yen Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Yen

    The yen plummeted and then rocketed higher after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan early this morning, and traders expect plenty of choppiness as the day unfolds.

  • Japanese Stocks, ETFs to Watch Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    The massive earthquake that hit Japan came just before the close of Japan's stock market Friday. The Nikkei finished at a five-week low, down 1.7 percent, and Nikkei futures moved lower after the close. Here are some Japanese ADRs and ETFs to watch.

  • Earthquake May Boost Economy Short Term: Summers Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:56 AM ET

    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.

  • Smoke rises from a construction site due to the strong earthquake on March 11, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. A magnitude 8.9 strong earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan.

    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.

  • Blog: The Market's Message Is 'Beware Inflation' Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:25 AM ET

    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.

  • Blog: Yen Moves Suggesting Complacency or Paralysis? Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:19 AM ET
    Yen

    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.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Just Wait Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    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.

  • Risk Appetite's A Bit Off, Says FX Strategist Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    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: Safe Haven No More? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:10 PM ET

    The dollar's failure to rally in tandem with other safe-haven currencies has investors wondering if it's lost that special status.

  • Is Oil's Gain Japan's Pain? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 1:21 PM ET
    Betty Davis in 'All About Eve'

    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. 

  • An Optimist On The Yuan Has Little Yen For The Yen Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Credit Agricole's head of global FX strategy expects the yuan to appreciate 4.5% this year, but the yen to move lower.

  • Currency Markets Too Tame For You? Just Wait Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    Calm is more or less prevailing in the currency markets, but don't expect that to last, these analysts say.

  • ‘X Day’: How To Trade a Japanese Bond Implosion Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    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.