The Bank of England's chief FX dealer was dismissed for serious misconduct relating to internal policies, but not related to the FX manipulation cases investigated by the FCA and CFTC.
Reports about a possible delay in the consumption tax hike is lifting dollar-yen and Japanese equities on Wednesday, says Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac.
The Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link-up is one of the biggest developments in years for investors in international markets.
The dollar climbed to a seven-year high against the yen as Prime Minister Abe is likely to delay a planned sales tax increase.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pop for European telecoms and a down day for the big miners.
The S&P 500 has closed at a record high 39 times this year, despite concern over Ebola and conflict in Iraq and Ukraine.
Ukraine's central bank said the average rate set at a daily dollar auction on Tuesday was 15.8817 hryvnia per $1, a fresh all-time low.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says the Swiss National Bank will step in to defend the 1.20-per-euro ceiling for the Swiss franc.
While weakness in South Korea's exports may get laid at the feet of the weak yen, the real cause is likely further afield, Capital Economics said.
The dollar fell for a second straight session on Monday in quiet trading as investors took more profits on earlier steep gains.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rebound for oil and gas stocks.
Asian indexes rallied on news that a link between Shanghai and Hong Kong's exchanges will move forward, opening the $2 trillion market fully to foreign investment.
84 percent of respondents polled by CNBC expect the greenback to march higher this week while Asian currencies continue to struggle. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah breaks down the results.
The dollar slipped on Friday after a solid but below-expectation October U.S. jobs report.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a selloff for European banks and a rebound for oil.
Amid near-historic low interest rates, surging markets and record earnings, investors are finding few cheap stocks just one month after bargains were abundant.
The Russian central bank said it was prepared to support the ruble in foreign exchange markets after it tumbled to new lows on Friday.
Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, says it is "uncertain" where the bottom for oil prices will be without OPEC stepping in, but adds that another $10 fall would be "reasonable".
Asia's currencies are set for a beating, buffeted by the G3 central banks, a stronger U.S. dollar and newly volatile Chinese yuan, HSBC said.
IBM is down significantly since it reported earnings Oct. 20 amid concerns there are not many fast growth opportunities.