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  • Dollar slides to 8-week low; traders eye Fed Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    Dollar Euro

    The dollar dropped to an eight-week low after a weak U.S. consumer confidence report.

  • Dollar firms slightly on jump in US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Euro

    The dollar edged upward after a jump in U.S. home sales data lifted expectations Federal Reserve policymakers may soon hike interest rates.

  • Dollar recovers from Fed-inspired losses Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    U.S. Currency

    Rebounding from steep losses in the previous session on a cautious Fed statement on interest rates, the dollar rose broadly.

  • Scrapping cap didn’t harm credibility: SNB Chair Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    A Swiss franc and euro banknotes

    Switzerland’s sudden axing of its exchange rate cap in January has not harmed the central bank’s reputation, its chairman told CNBC on Thursday.

  • SNB Chairman: 'We are very transparent' Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    SNB Chairman: 'We are very transparent'

    When asked whether the Swiss National Bank is transparent enough, Thomas Jordan, chairman of the SNB, stressed it was accountable to parliament.

  • SNB: Inflation is lower than our target Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    SNB: Inflation is lower than our target

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, says he hopes inflation will move higher over time.

  • SNB credibility hasn't suffered: Chair Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    SNB's credibility hasn't suffered: Chair

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, says it's now obvious that scrapping the FX cap in January was "the right decision."

  • Riksbank cuts rates to be on 'safe side' Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Riksbank cuts rates to be on 'safe side'

    Riksbank has cut its rates again -- to negative 0.25 percent. Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, said they weren't in a currency war, but that inflation has been quite low for a while, and the Riksbank wants to be on "the safe side."

  • Why was the SNB's dramatic rate cut a good move? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET
    Why was the SNB's dramatic rate cut a good move?

    Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies, talks about the Swiss National Bank's decision to cut rates and how it relates to the weakening euro and strong U.S. dollar.

  • Dollar reaches fresh highs on data as euro tumbles Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 3:20 PM ET

    The dollar jumped to an 11-1/2 year high as U.S. employment growth bolstered market sentiment that the Fed was closer to raising interest rates.

  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • Greece, euro zone may be in a stalemate, but... Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    European markets are doing well, despite the recent clashes between Greece and the euro zone.

  • How did the SNB shock impact top firms? Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    How did the SNB shock impact top firms?

    CNBC talks to the CEOs of Credit Suisse and Zurich Insurance, and Switzerland's Economy Minister about the Swiss National Bank's decision to drop its currency peg last month.

  • This woman is rocking the hedge fund world Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Leda Braga, who manages Systematica Investments' BlueTrend fund.

    The most powerful woman in hedge funds is off to a red-hot start at the helm of her own firm.

  • Is Denmark the next Switzerland? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Is Denmark the next Switzerland?

    James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says Denmark is a completely "different kettle of fish" to Switzerland.

  • Is Denmark facing a speculative attack? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    Denmark's central bank is reaching for bigger bazookas to battle the speculators betting it will be forced to abandon its currency's peg to the euro.

  • Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.

  • Swatch CEO says Apple is 'not a problem' Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Swatch CEO says Apple is 'not a problem'

    Discussing the threat of the Apple watch, Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, shrugs off fears, saying Swatch will be ready.

  • Buffett: Fed rate hike not feasible Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday he thinks it is not feasible for the Fed to raise rates.

  • Negative yield bonds: Here's who's buying Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying to lend money -- looks like a fool's game, but six types of investors have joined the play, JPMorgan said.