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  • TOKYO, July 13- Asian shares came within reach of testing their 2016 peak on Wednesday as prospects of solid U.S. growth and accommodative economic policy in major markets whet investors' risk appetite damaged by uncertainty from Brexit. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose as much as 0.4 percent to 427.83, just below its...

  • TOKYO, July 13- The dollar eased slightly against the yen on Wednesday, but remained close to 2-1/ 2- week highs reached this week as the prospects for more economic stimulus in Japan helped bolster risk sentiment. On Tuesday, the greenback touched 104.98 yen, its highest level since June 24. A rebound in equity markets has led investors to reduce their holdings of...

  • TOKYO, July 13- Asian shares came within reach of testing their 2016 peak on Wednesday as prospects of solid U.S. growth and accommodative economic policy in major countries whet investors risk appetite damaged by uncertainty from Brexit. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent in early trade to 426.62, just below its...

  • markets@ SAO PAULO, July 12- Latin American stocks and currencies advanced on Tuesday as hopes of economic stimulus in Japan and the UK sustained investor appetite for higher-risk emerging market assets. Traders also bet the Bank of England could take measures to protect Britain's economy from the fallout of last month's decision to leave the European Union...

  • The financial district in London.

    Senior U.S. Department of Justice officials overruled internal recommendations to prosecute HSBC for money-laundering violations because of concerns about the stability of the financial system, according to a congressional report.

  • LONDON, July 12- European shares were on track for a fourth straight day of gains and the yen broke below its post-Brexit low on Tuesday as easing political tensions in Britain, stimulus hopes and a record high close for U.S. stocks boosted risk appetite. In Britain, interior minister Theresa May was set to become prime minister on Wednesday, offering some relief...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japan's government is expected to cut its consumer inflation forecast for the current fiscal year and produce an estimate for fiscal 2017 that is much lower than the central bank's 2 percent target, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. In draft forecasts to be finalized at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government projects consumer...

  • LONDON, July 12- European shares were on track for a fourth straight day of gains and the safe-haven yen broke below its post-Brexit low on Tuesday as easing political tensions in Britain and stimulus hopes boosted risk appetite. In Britain, interior minister Theresa May was set to become prime minister on Wednesday, offering some relief from the political...

  • *Japan struggling to kickstart economy. *There are questions over how far Japan will go to get growth. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the Bank of Japan has steps left available to support the economy, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • *Shares helped by low/negative rates in Europe, Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent to hit its highest level since late April. Supporting risk assets are globally low interest rates as a result of central bank stimulus in Japan and Europe.

  • *Bernanke's visit in Japan fans "helicopter money" talk. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose slightly to hit its highest level since late April in early trade. The rally was in part driven by investors buying high-dividend and defensive shares, seeking refuge from low or negative interest rates in Europe and Japan.

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • Nikkei soars on stimulus hopes

    Japanese stocks are soaring on hopes the central bank will announce another stimulus measure. CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to Melissa Otto, TIAA Global Asset Management, about whether further stimulus is coming for Japan.

  • Treasury yields rose on Monday after Japan prepared a new round of stimulus, which boosted risky assets including stocks and reduced demand for safe-haven U.S. bonds, and as investors prepared for $56 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week. "There was some news that Bernanke was visiting the BOJ, which was more than enough to drive a big rally in risk," said...

  • TOKYO, July 11- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 4 percent on Monday after U.S. stocks rose and the country's ruling coalition won a landslide victory in upper house elections, boosting confidence in the market. "PM Abe continues a winning streak, giving him a mandate from the Japanese voters to continue LDP policies," said Hiroki Allen, chief representative of...

  • TOKYO, June 24- Japanese stocks tumbled to more than a four-month low on Friday as voting returns suggested Britain has opted to leave the European Union. The greenback dropped to 99.00 yen, a fall of 6.7 percent, the first time it fell below the 100 mark since late 2013. Trading was briefly halted for Japan's Nikkei futures, the first time since May 23, 2013, when then...

  • June 23- A federal court's striking down of the government's designation of insurer MetLife Inc as "too-big-to-fail" could undermine efforts to head off another financial crisis, authors of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law said. In a brief filed on Thursday with a federal appeals court, former Senator Chris Dodd, former Representative Barney...

  • Traders work as Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is seen speaking on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    When it comes to communicating with the public, the Federal Reserve may find it just talks too much.

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve Transparency Act will undergo the markup process this week in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.