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  • Yen's Rise Due to Repatriation May Be Overblown Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    Traders point to Japanese investors repatriating assets as a significant cause of the yen's dramatic rise. Really?

  • Farr: Luck of the Irish? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    This week's market action has left a lot to be desired. But given everything that is going on, we should probably be thankful. After falling some 4-5% from its recent highs, the S&P 500 remains in positive territory for the year.

  • The yen rocketed to a postwar high against the dollar late Wednesday, and the market's showing little sign of calming today. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • For Europe and China, Nuclear Crisis Renews Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:50 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

  • Nut and Bolts of How the Yen Hit a Record Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    It was a mixture of historical technical levels and algorithmic trading that rocketed the yen to an all-time high of 76.25 against the dollar Thursday, according to Thanos Papasavvas, head of currency management at Investec Asset Management.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 17, 2011 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 17.

  • Japan Nuclear Impact 'Worrisome': Stephen Roach Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 1:47 AM ET
    A Rescue worker wipes his forehead after carrying a body from the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake March 16, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi province, Japan.

    The world economy is still very fragile and the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the nuclear crisis is distressing, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman at Morgan Stanley, Asia, told CNBC in an interview.

  • Fukishima nuclear reactor explosion.

    The complexity and uncertainty surrounding Japan's nuclear crisis has created a great divide between investors who are now running from risk and those who think they can ride it out.

  • The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.

  • What's Going on with the Japanese Yen? Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    The Japanese Yen has been gaining strength against the dollar following the tsunami and Japan's subsequent nuclear crisis—so much so that I thought I was reading the chart backwards.

  • Emerging Market Currencies are Emerging on Sell Lists Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    Traders have started souring on some emerging market currencies this week, and the fun may just be starting.  

  • Japan Could Face Another Recession: Morgan Stanley's Roach Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

    Because of Japan’s many troubles, before and after recent events, the Asia nation could face recession again, Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley’s non-executive chairman Asia, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Yen's on a Roll, Dollar's on a Slide Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    The yen hit a four-month high against the dollar, and Bahrain's central bank is on the move — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Most Costly Earthquakes of All Time Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:07 PM ET
    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country. Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake is a rare event, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Globally we experience an average of only one earthquake above an 8.0 magnitude each year. This, of course, varies from year to year, with the most recent examples being four 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes in 2007 and zero in 2008.

    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country.

  • Down on Dollars - Just Not the US Kind Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    As investors have rushed to safe-haven currencies, the Canadian and Australian dollars have been hit hard - maybe too hard.

  • Dr. Doom Is Gloomy About the Yen Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who gained renown for predicting the financial crisis, sees dark days ahead for the yen.

  • Safe Havens - Even the Yen - Rule Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    It's a bad day to hold a risky currency, but anyone with Swiss francs, or even yen, is sitting pretty right now. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Markets Will Need Convincing on Reactor: Advisor Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
    Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The market reactions to the tragic events in Japan over the last few days have been rational and investors will need convincing the nuclear crisis has been averted before any rally according to Bob Parker, a senior advisor to Credit Suisse in London.

  • New Rate Expectations Will Boost Dollar: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 4:15 AM ET

    The Japanese earthquake changed interest-rate expectations around the world and will boost the dollar as the yen loses its safe-haven status, according to Hans Redeker, the global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas in London.

  • Quake Provides 'Excuse' for More Easing: Economist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.