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  • SAO PAULO, Feb 12- Latin American currencies were mostly little changed on Friday but looked set to post losses on the week as traders saw a recovery in oil prices offering only temporary respite from recent financial turmoil. Crude prices jumped after comments by the United Arab Emirates energy minister raised hopes of a coordinated output cut.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after data showed U.S. consumer spending appeared to have regained its mojo in January, backing the possibility of the Federal Reserve continuing to raise interest rates this year. "The print is suggestive of the idea that Janet Yellen is right and most of the is right in not being overly...

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    But as central bank's appear to be running out of options, their moves to weaken their currencies have become increasingly unsuccessful.

  • *Yen near 15- month high despite Japan's verbal intervention. LONDON, Feb 12- Relative calm returned to world markets on Friday after a hurricane-force week that gave dollar/yen its biggest smashing since 2008, wiped billions off share prices and saw a stampede into top-rated government bonds and gold. Japan's Nikkei fell 5.4 percent, having been shut during...

  • Is the Japanese Yen heading higher?

    Intervention in the value of the Japanese Yen is not on the cards, according to Valentin Marinov, managing director, head of G10 FX research at Credit Agricole.

  • LONDON, Feb 12- The yen was firm on Friday, on track for its biggest weekly rise against the dollar since late 2008, as deepening worries about global growth and whether policymakers have enough ammunition to respond to it underpinned flows into safe-haven currencies. Japanese officials stepped up their attempts to talk the yen down, with Finance Minister Taro...

  • *Tokyo volume highest since August. *When USD falls 1 yen, it pushes Nikkei down 400 pts- Nomura. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a fresh 16- month low in heavy trade on Friday, and posted the biggest weekly drop since 2008 as investors scrambled to dump risky assets after the dollar dived to a 15- month low against the yen.

  • *Rapid drop vs yen leads to speculation of Japan intervention. TOKYO, Feb 12- The dollar nursed losses on Friday that have put it on course for steep weekly drops against major currencies, with many investors favouring the perceived safe-haven appeal of the yen amid sinking global markets. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso adopted stronger rhetoric, saying...

  • *When USD falls 1 yen, it pushes down Nikkei by 400 yen- Nomura. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 5 percent to a fresh 16- month low on Friday, and was set for its biggest weekly drop since 2008 as investors rushed to dump risky assets after the dollar dived to a 15- month low against the yen. Japanese markets were closed for a public holiday on...

  • Japan's negative rate policy should have weakened the yen, but instead it's spurred a rally as appetite to use the currency to fund other bets wanes.

  • *Rising yen, falling stocks undermines Japan's economy. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday the government would take necessary steps to deal with currency volatility, the minister's strongest hint of intervention since the yen began its surge this month. The dollar fell below 111 yen on Thursday to hit its lowest level since October...

  • *Rapid drop vs yen leads to speculation of Japan intervention. TOKYO, Feb 12- The dollar fell on Friday headed for steep weekly losses, as investors braced for another day of cratering sentiment and waited to see whether Japan would act to stem its currency's slid. "The BOJ's negative interest rate policy has less effect on encouraging more liquidity by banks but...

  • Japan govt official says recent yen moves "rough" Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:07 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 12- A Japanese government official said on Friday that recent exchange-rate moves have been "rough," but declined to comment on whether Tokyo would directly intervene in the market to arrest sharp yen rises against the dollar. "Recent exchange-rate moves have been rough. The dollar fell below 110 yen on Thursday to hit its lowest level since October 2014,...

  • *10- yr Treasury yields hit 1.53 pct, lowest since Aug 2012. *Dollar hits lowest vs yen since October 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock markets fell worldwide on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector, with MSCI's global stock index dropping to more than 20 percent below its all-time high, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit...

  • FOREX-Dollar dives as global growth fears fester Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Thursday, on track for its worst week against the Japanese currency since 2008, as fears of a global economic slowdown and concerns about stress in the banking system increased demand for safe havens. The dollar fell as much as 2 percent against the yen, touching a low of 110.98 yen.

  • Dollar slides vs yen on deepening global worries Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:40 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a 15-month low against the yen on Thursday, on track for its worst week against the yen since 2008.

  • Street Explained: Fallout from negative rates Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:37 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC's Bob Pisani explains the potential implications of negative yields in the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The U.S. dollar slid to its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst...

  • Industry figures show the number of traders employed in Europe at the top 10 foreign exchange banks is down 30 percent over the last three years. Figures from the Bank of England and New York Federal Reserve last month showed that trading volume has fallen to its lowest level in three years. According to financial industry analytics data firm Coalition, the top...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The dollar hit its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst week...