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  • Yen Trims Gains vs. Dollar as U.S. Stocks Rally Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    The yen rose modestly Thursday, recovering from the previous day's sharp decline, as investors continued a longer-term trend of reducing risky bets in response to troubled credit markets.

  • The yen gained on Tuesday as investors, fearing tougher credit conditions will crimp global economic growth, bought the lower-yielding Japanese currency and sold riskier assets.

  • Dollar Trades Mixed as Credit Fears Weigh Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 2:23 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro, but fell against the yen Monday, as investors attempted to minimize exposure to risky assets amid lingering fears of a global credit crisis.

  • The dollar fell against most major currencies Friday, despite strong U.S. economic data, as calmer credit markets sparked renewed interest in riskier overseas assets.

  • Yen Sharply Lower on Renewed Risk Appetite Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

    A surge in investors' appetite for higher-yielding currencies and assets pushed the yen towards its biggest daily and weekly losses against several currencies for years on Thursday.

  • Dollar Extends Losses vs Euro on Bomb Threat Report Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    The dollar extended losses against the euro on Wednesday after a news report about a bomb threat in upstate New York.

  • Yen Holds Gains, Carry Trade Keeps Unwinding Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 9:57 PM ET

    The yen held gains against the U.S. dollar and euro on Wednesday as investors kept shedding risky positions after a slide in a U.S. stock index gave a reminder that confidence in the credit market has yet to be restored.

  • Yen Climbs as Investors Shun Risk, Await Fed Cut Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    The yen gained broadly Tuesday as jitters about global credit conditions led investors to shed risky assets funded by borrowing in the Japanese currency

  • The dollar inched higher against the euro Monday after a new report said that U.S. economic growth was set to pick up slightly despite misgivings about the housing market.

  • Dollar Falls after Fed Acts on Credit Turmoil Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    The dollar fell broadly Friday after the Federal Reserve slashed the interest rate it charges on loans to banks, and said economic growth could slow in light of tightening credit markets.

  • Pisani's Trader Talk: Taking Lessons from Former Crises Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 5:25 PM ET
    Bob Pisani on the floor of the NYSE.

    Keep an eye on big commercial banks like Citi, JP Morgan and Bank of America: They have extensive retail banking operations and are far more diversified and better at laying off risk (often to foreign banks) than the investment banks

  • Yen Rallies Across Board as Investors Exit Carry Trades Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 3:52 PM ET

    The yen had its biggest one-day gain versus the dollar in almost nine years Thursday, as investors unwound risky trades financed with borrowed yen, on fears of a global funding crisis. The yen soared against all major currencies and hit its strongest level since November against the euro.

  • Dollar Rises Against Euro as Yen Rallies Broadly Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 1:25 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro, and the yen rallied on Wednesday after investors cut exposure to carry trades as losses in the U.S. subprime mortgage market widened.

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Professor at Columbia University and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner explains how the central bank's stimulus program will improve the debt to GDP ratio if it successfully ends deflation.

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