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The most important number in markets: Here’s why traders around the world are getting increasingly obsessed with a daily dispatch from China

China recently let the yuan fall to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, and investors are watching closely for what's next.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following day two of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2016.

The White House briefly looked into ways to weaken the dollar. But Janet Yellen told us the Fed wouldn’t have to participate in such an interven...

The central bank has traditionally followed through with currency interventions when they occurred, according to Yellen.

Markets are steady after Monday’s bloodbath — but Trump’s ‘currency manipulator’ label on China means the trade war will...

"The US has simply made it clear that there is no goodwill in discussions, and no desire for a swift resolution to trade talks."
The moment Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to the two planes crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

A US congressman is standing by his statement that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be worse than 9/11

Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to 9/11, predicting it would result in more US deaths over time.

China’s gold-buying spree continues as central-bank market booms

China's central bank increased its gold reserves in March for the fourth consecutive month, continuing a major spree in buying of the precious metal.

Turkey is investigating JPMorgan after the bank advised clients to short the lira

The lira tumbled 4% on Friday. At a rally on Sunday, President Erdogan warned the financial industry: "I will make you pay a very heavy price."

The Chinese yuan spikes to a 3-month high as trade tensions ease

China's currency, the yuan hit its highest level in three months versus the US dollar after a tentative trade-war truce.

The Chinese yuan hits its weakest level since the financial crisis as trade tensions ramp up

China’s central bank eased the Chinese yuan to its weakest level against the dollar in more than a decade on Tuesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (left) and central bank governor Durmus Yilmaz show Turkish banknotes during a news conference in October, 2008.

Turkey’s currency jumps after Washington and Ankara reportedly reach deal to release detained American pastor

The Turkish lira jumped Thursday after reports said its government could release a detained American within days, a step toward resolving tensions between Washington and Ankara that have helped roil the currency in recent months.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Mnuchin warns China about devaluing its currency

As trade tensions between the world's largest economies continue to escalate, the US has warned China not to weaken its currency as an alternative to tariffs.