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  • Japan Picks Shirakawa to Head Bank of Japan Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:22 AM ET

    Japan's government put forward acting central bank governor Masaaki Shirakawa on Monday to head the Bank of Japan permanently, finally finding a candidate the veto-wielding opposition is likely to back after weeks of deadlock.

  • For the week ending Friday, April 4, 2008 the US Markets all ended the week up over 3% or more holding on to the gains from Tueday's big rally.  This is the third consecutive week of gains for the NASDAQ, something it has not had since October of last year.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Euro, Yen After US March Jobs Data Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 12:15 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the euro and yen Friday in volatile trading as investors digested the U.S. March jobs report and focused on the rise in the unemployment rate.

  • Japan May Keep Shirakawa as BOJ Governor Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 9:31 PM ET

    Japan's government may nominate acting central bank governor Masaaki Shirakawa as permanent head of the bank, hoping that a candidate already approved by parliament will not be vetoed by opposition lawmakers, the Nikkei newspaper said on Friday.

  • Dollar Gains after Services Sector Report Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar gained against the euro Thursday after news the U.S. service sector shrank less than expected in March.

  • Sony Cuts Costs, Boosts Orders to Fight Strong Yen Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 1:01 AM ET
    Sony Building

    Japanese electronics maker Sony will cut costs and attract more orders to offset the negative impact of the yen's strength on its profit, the company's president said on Thursday.

  • Dollar Gains vs Yen but Softens vs Euro Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the yen Wednesday, following U.S. stocks higher, as investors bet that the worst of the credit crisis may be over and grew more tolerant of risk.

  • Dollar Gains Amid Hopes That the Worst Is Over Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar vaulted higher Tuesday after major banks UBS and Lehman Brothers raised a combined $19 billion to shore up their balance sheets, boosting hopes that the worst of Wall Street's problems may be over.

  • Japan Business Sentiment Hits Four-Year Low Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 9:45 PM ET

    Business sentiment among big Japanese manufacturers has sunk to a four-year low, a Bank of Japan survey showed on Tuesday, in further evidence of a worsening economic outlook and reinforcing market speculation that the central bank may cut rates later in the year.

  • Dollar Lower Vs. Euro on Euro-Zone Inflation Data Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:25 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The euro came close to a record high against the dollar Monday as higher-than-forecast euro-zone price data reinforced expectations that the inflation-focused European Central Bank will not start cutting rates soon.

  • Japan Industrial Production Falls, Rate View Unchanged Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | 10:23 PM ET

    Japanese industrial production fell less than expected in February, but the second monthly decline in a row did little to disperse clouds building over the economy.

  • For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally.  The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions.  The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle  and poor performance from Google .  Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season.   Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell.  The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM  , Monsanto  and Best Buy all reporting earnings.

  • Dollar Up Modestly, Improving Money Market Boosts Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar edged higher against the euro and Swiss franc Friday, marginally supported by improving money market conditions that helped ease the impact of generally bleak U.S. economic data.

  • Japan Inflation Hits Decade High, BOJ Seen Unmoved Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 9:50 PM ET

    Japanese annual inflation hit a decade-high 1.0 percent in February, but the credit crisis and a stalling Japanese economy mean the Bank of Japan is still seen as more likely to cut interest rates this year than raise them.

  • Dollar Gains vs Euro on US Economic Data Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 12:07 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rallied Thursday after suffering steep losses in the last two sessions, rising on data showing the U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter in line with market expectations.

  • BOJ Eyes Rate Hike, Plans to Stay Flexible Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 1:43 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan still has its sights set on higher interest rates in the future, although it will pursue a flexible policy looking at developments in Japan's economy and global markets, two members of the central bank's policy board said on Thursday.

  • Japan's Has $187 Billion Losses in FX Reserves Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 11:27 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    Unrealized losses on Japan's $1 trillion foreign currency reserves amount to about 18.5 trillion yen when the dollar is around 100 yen, Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga said on Thursday.

  • Euro Rises to Session High Above $1.58 Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 12:30 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell for a second straight session Wednesday after an unexpected drop in durable goods orders heightened worries about the health of the U.S. economy and backed expectations of further interest rate cuts.

  • Dollar Weakens on Weak US Economic Data Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar retreated broadly Tuesday, posting its steepest loss against the euro in two weeks, hurt by concerns about the health of the U.S. economy and the global financial sector.

  • US Dollar Rallies on Home Sales, Bear Stearns Bid Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 2:53 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar rallied across the board Monday on better-than-expected U.S. existing home sales data and J.P. Morgan's higher offer for Bear Stearns shares, which boosted Wall Street stocks.