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  • *Dollar falls to lowest vs yen since November 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. "A bit of it is positioning," said Charles St-Arnaud, senior...

  • FOREX-Yen gains as banking worries hit euro, stocks Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 8:06 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- The yen surged by half a percent against the dollar on Monday as worry over Europe's banks drove capital to the safety of the Japanese currency. It fell 0.4 percent against the dollar, to $1.1121. "The strong yen stands out," said Stephen Gallo, a strategist with BMO in London.

  • FOREX-Dollar back on defensive as stocks head lower Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- The dollar turned lower against the euro in Europe on Monday as stock markets resumed their decline, wiping out gains based on Friday's U.S. jobs report. "Ultimately the dollar is still likely to trade on a weaker footing," said Lee Hardman, a currency economist with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ in London. The Aussie dollar was up 0.5 percent against its...

  • China FX reserves fall almost $100B in January Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 5:25 AM ET

    China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows.

  • BEIJING, Feb 7- China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. China's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed, but higher than the median forecast of $3.20...

  • BEIJING, Feb 5- China will continue to crack down on illegal foreign exchange activities but won't revert back to the "old road" of capital controls, the country's top foreign exchange regulator said. The remarks were made by Pan Gongsheng, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, during separate meetings with Andrew Rashbass, CEO of Euromoney...

  • Dollar up after data suggests 2016 rate hikes Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 5:03 PM ET

    The dollar rebounded on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages, suggesting rates hikes are more likely to happen in 2016.

  • BEIJING, Feb 5- China will continue to crack down on illegal foreign exchange activities but won't revert back to "old road" of capital controls, an official of the country's foreign exchange regulator said. The remarks were made by Pan Gongsheng, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, at a meeting with Andrew Rashbass, CEO of Euromoney...

  • This is China’s next market hurdle Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:16 AM ET

    China has struggled to shore up the yuan amid hefty capital outflows. Reserves data over the weekend may offer a glimpse of the challenge's severity.

  • No traction for dollar after Fed rates collapse Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:20 PM ET

    The dollar was on the defensive after a collapse in hopes of a further rise in U.S. interest rates this year drove its biggest daily fall.

  • *Graphic on UK inflation, rate: http://reut.rs/1SDRz9w. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- The world's top central banks have all but given up hope of returning to conventional monetary policy soon with many touting rate cuts, raising the risk of competitive currency devaluations and doubts they can meet their mandates. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England had expected to...

  • BEIJING, Feb 4- China's foreign exchange reserves remain abundant despite recent declines and risks from cross-border capital movements are under control, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday. "China's foreign exchange reserves remain abundant, as the ratio between outstanding short-term foreign debt and foreign exchange reserves...

  • Dollar tumbles as U.S. data suggest dovish Fed Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:02 PM ET

    The yen rose on Wednesday as weaker stock markets in Europe spurred investors to buy safe haven assets.

  • Uncut: Full interview with hedgie Kyle Bass Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:35 PM ET
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    Check out Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass and his bearish views on China's banking system and currency.

  • Kyle Bass: China banks months from danger zone Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:25 PM ET
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    Kyle Bass said the day of reckoning for Chinese banks and a significant yuan depreciation could be just months away.

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • FOREX-Yen strengthens as European stock markets fall Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:43 AM ET

    *Yen rises as risk sentiment in Europe and Asia sours. LONDON, Feb 3- The yen rose on Wednesday as weaker stock markets in Europe spurred investors to buy safe haven assets, dampening the impact of last week's shock decision by the Bank of Japan to adopt negative interest rates. The Chinese yuan fell to a three-week low against the greenback, hurt in part by...

  • *China targeting deals that can upgrade its economy. The landmark acquisition comes at a time when M&A deals are already at a record high and as China battles to reverse currency outflows that undermine its yuan currency and eat into foreign exchange reserves. Syngenta is a prime example as the acquisition will give China instant global leadership in the...

  • FOREX-Yen hands back gains as oil prices stabilize Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:23 AM ET

    *Yen off highs as safe-haven inflows take a breather. LONDON, Feb 3- Commodity-linked currencies including the Australian and Canadian dollars rose on Wednesday as crude oil prices stabilized, dimming the allure of the safe-haven yen. The Chinese yuan fell to a three-week low against the greenback, hurt in part by expectations of a major currency transaction...