The euro's drop to its lowest against the U.S. dollar in almost two years may be just the beginning, with some expecting falls to levels last seen in 2003.
Calls for the bond market to drop this year have largely come to naught, and some analysts are now looking for gains.
While the yen's sharp drop has driven the Nikkei to near seven-year highs, the quick decline is also spurring concerns over the economy.
Crude oil fell on Friday, as disappointing U.S. jobs data suggested economic growth may not be as robust in the world's biggest oil consuming economy.
Jérôme Kerviel will walk out of jail on Monday, a Paris court ruled on Thursday, reducing the rogue trader's stay behind bars to just over 110 days.
The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter.
Common Sense has hired another SocGen exec as it continues to rebuild after the arrest of its founder and the loss of most of its clients.
The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
Yellen's speech cited persistent labor market slack but noted faster recovery in the sector could accelerate the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
Central bankers gathered for a three-day meeting in Wyoming that will feature a potentially market-rattling speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that the UK is drifting apart.
Chinese metals traders have opened offices in Singapore, aiming to capture opportunities created by the exit of a string of Western banks.
China's sharp credit growth slowdown in July may signal rising default risks in some parts of the economy, analysts said.
U.S. crude oil edged up as traders moved to cover short positions amid expectations on further draws in domestic crude inventory stocks.
Crude oil rebounded from the lowest prices in months, as the security situation in northern Iraq raised concerns about disruptions.
Any relief from a correction may give way to listless trade, writes CNBC's Karen Tso.
Hong Kong will launch an initiative that will let investors trade Chinese stocks from the city and secure its position among share markets.
European shares reaccelerated losses on Friday afternoon to close the week lower, despite a weak employment report from the U.S.
French lender Societe Generale reported a 7.8 percent rise in net profit on Friday, while adding to its litigation provisions.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, says the company is "adapting" to the tense situation in Russia, but is confident about its long-term plan in the country.