TOKYO— Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen, though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. Japan recorded an 822 billion yen deficit in June.» Read More
There is no shortage of challenges facing the world today and many investors are frozen waiting for clarity in these times of uncertainty. The problem is, in all likelihood, the world will not settle down any time soon and we will surely continue to see geopolitical shifts and unrest plaguing the investment world. So what are investors to do?
Some investors say the country and it's stock market will recover from the devestating earthquake and tsunami. CNBC.com's Jeff Cox explains how.
The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.
Heavy-machinery company Deere still sees itself doubling in size over the next eight years, due in large part to construction and agriculture in Asia, the corporation’s CEO, Samuel Allen, told CNBC Tuesday.
That sound of pounding hooves you’ve been hearing is of investors entering Japan, not leaving the disaster-ravaged country, which has become an unlikely darling for fund money.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the hot topics surrounding the recovery and rebuilding of Japan, from ConExpo, one of the world's largest construction, mining and agricultural equipment shows.
Crises like those in Japan and the Middle East shouldn't be any threat to the dollar, this analyst says.
The G7 intervened to weaken the Yen last Friday in an attempt to stabilize the Japanese currency’s dramatic rise since the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Europe’s central banks, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada followed the Bank of Japan’s Yen sales, pushing it down against the US dollar.
Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.
Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.
In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.
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.
The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.
The yen is trading within range of its pre-crisis levels hours after G-7 countries intervened in the markets. Will it last?
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.
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 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.
The G7 gang is moving in and markets are reacting.
The G7 is stepping into the Forex markets in a move intended to aid Japan and halt the rising yen, with Joseph Trevisani, FX Solutions , and Ben Lichtenstein, TradersAudio.com.
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.