NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. Volumes was thin, with most of Europe shut for the May Day holiday. "The numbers were mixed and while there has been some improvement in the...» Read More
Global stocks traded higher, as did the dollar against the euro, Thursday after the Federal Reserve's surprise announcement it would buy $300 billion in US Treasurys in order to help the ailing economy.
After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.
Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.
Global stocks rose again Monday, for the fifth consecutive session, lifted by hopes that the U.S. economic downturn may be bottoming out and with investors seeking to take advantage of cheaper stocks.
Friday the 13th appeared lucky for global stocks as they traded in the green for a fourth consecutive day, boosted by reassuring news out of the financial sector that both Citigroup and Bank of America are well capitalized. Experts tell CNBC that the current rally may last a little longer.
Economic gloom returned to the markets Thursday with warnings about further declines in demand and production hitting stocks and boosting bonds. Experts tell CNBC that the US economy will remain weak while China, despite grim data, is also showing some signs of stabilization.
Global stocks rose Tuesday on optimism over the global economy as top U.S. officials on Monday urged other countries to step up spending to combat recession. But experts interviewed on CNBC see this rally as fragile and short-lived.
Global stocks started the week lower Monday as concerns over the fate of General Motors and Western banks prevailed. Experts interviewed by CNBC weigh in on the outlook for the global economy and on hopes that China will pick up the consumption tab to pull the world out of recession.
Global stocks were mixed Friday, while the dollar fell, rolling back from 3-year highs as demand for euro zone government debt rose ahead of the US February jobs report. Experts tell CNBC that quantitative easing will help get the global economy back on track.
The Bank of England and European Central Bank slashed their interest rates to record lows today in an effort to bolster access to credit and contain the impact of a deepening recession.
Global stocks were down again on Thursday on investors' disappointment China did not announce new stimulus plans. Experts interviewed by CNBC weigh in on governments' efforts to stabilize the economy.
Global stocks were back in the green Wednesday, and the dollar rose to 3-year highs, as investors scrambled to limit risk. But concerns about the stability of the financial sector persist as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to rule out further bank bailouts in his testimony on Tuesday.
Global stocks were mixed Tuesday after the major selloff the previous day. Markets have been shaken by concerns that the global financial sector woes are deepening.
Global stocks fell to nearly 6-year lows Monday, as the dollar hit a 3-year peak after HSBC announced a $17.75 billion rights issue and AIG got a $30 billion cash injection from the US.
Stocks spent the last day of the week in the red Friday, dragged lower by nagging fears about the global economy and financial system. Experts tell CNBC that the dollar and bonds show short-term opportunities during the market volatility.
The yen tumbled to a three-month low against the dollar on Thursday. What's the trade?
European stocks rose Thursday on the back of the UK government's announcement that it would be launching a scheme which could end up insuring more than $712 billion worth of toxic assets in a bid to get lending flowing again.
Global stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street's overnight rally spurred by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's reassuring comments on the financial industry. Bernanke said the government did not have plans to nationalize major banks at this stage.
Safe haven plays like gold and the dollar were down again Tuesday, despite the fall in global stocks, as concerns grew about the financial system, scaring investors off. Experts expect the precious metal's rally to continue past the record $1,030.80 it hit last March.
Despite the jumps in banks' shares in morning trade following reports the U.S. government may seek to get 40 percent in Citigroup, experts tell CNBC banks still have skeletons in their closets.