Topic: Japanese Yen
Weak dollar: The dollar, like the yen and Swiss franc, often gains when weak economic figures triggers investor worries about the global recovery or when geopolitical tensions make traders cautious.
05/12/2011 06:12 pm
Gold rises, along with the euro and Australian dollar, after the S&P downgraded its outlook on the US. Gold rises above $1,500 and silver is trading above $44.
04/20/2011 02:17 pm
G-20, a group of financial leaders from 20 of the world's biggest economies, meets in Washington to discuss challenges facing the global economy. The G-20 talks are focusing on how to prevent imbalances in trade and government debt.
04/15/2011 01:37 pm
Votes in Congress on budget cuts are being closely watched by China, the markets, and others. Will Democrats and Republicans end Washington's profligate spending and help keep the US dollar as the supreme global currency?
04/14/2011 02:30 pm
One month after the March 11 quake that triggered a tsunami and damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese authorities say they're still crafting plan to end the nuclear crisis.
04/13/2011 02:02 pm
One month after the March 11 quake that triggered a tsunami and damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japanese observed a moment of silence. A 6.6 temblor shook Japan again.
04/11/2011 11:09 am
Stimulus efforts have put the US in a structural deficit similar to Japan's.
04/08/2011 11:47 pm
In Pictures Japan's 7.1 earthquake
Nikkei opens initially lower after second major earthquake hits. Also on the radar: Portugal's $130 billion bailout? Madoff cloud over the Mets.
04/08/2011 12:15 am
The country has been living beyond its means for years, leaving future generations to pay
04/06/2011 09:41 am