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  • Carrying On With the Yen Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:36 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    The yen may regain its status as a carry trade of choice now that the G7 has intervened to halt its rise. Is another rush into global assets coming?

  • Troubles in Portugal and Spain aren't keeping the euro down, but anemic retail sales are doing a number on the British pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 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.

    Despite record inflows into the Japanese ETF, options traders are less than optimistic about a Japanese recovery.

  • Yen Action Sets Scene for Carry Trade’s Return Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
    Yen

    The billions of dollars in yen sold by the world’s most powerful central banks have sent a strong message to speculative investors. Those daring to bet that the Japanese currency will again test 76.25 yen, the record high against the dollar it hit last week before the G7’s intervention, better have deep pockets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Yoshikami: How to Outsmart Global Crises! Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    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?

  • Turning Bullish on Japan     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Japan Crisis Won't Derail ECB Rate Plans: Official Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    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.

  • Deere Sees Itself Doubling in Size Over 8 Years: CEO Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:49 PM ET

    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.

  • For ETFs, Flows Into Japan Could Be an Ominous Sign Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Shares in Tokyo dropped following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami

    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.

  • Japan's Road to Recovery     Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Finally, Someone Doesn't Hate the Dollar Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    Crises like those in Japan and the Middle East shouldn't be any threat to the dollar, this analyst says.

  • Yoshikami: Yen Exchange Rate Matters for Japan Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:31 AM 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.

    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 of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    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.

  • It's On! Risk, That Is Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Crises in Japan Ripple Across Global Economy Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    80-year-old Sumi Abe is rescued from her destroyed house nine days after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 20, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

    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.

  • Was the Post-Japan Fall in Stocks Rational? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    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.

  • How to Trade the G-7's Yen Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:07 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.

  • Quick Fix or Real Remedy? How to Read the G-7's Move Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    The yen is trading within range of its pre-crisis levels hours after G-7 countries intervened in the markets. Will it last?

  • Explaining Japan's Yen 'Repatriation Trade' Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yen

    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.

  • Yoshikami: Devastation and Hope in Japan Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Fukushima nuclear power plant shown on March 15, 2011 following earthquake and tsunami, Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Co.

    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.

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