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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Sterling fell to a 15- month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as investors fretted about slowing global growth prospects and their impact on the UK economy, with some pricing in risks of an interest rate cut in Britain. Interest rate markets are not pricing in a Bank of England rate hike until 2020. Sterling was down 0.5 percent against...

  • The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company also reported fourth-quarter profit that fell less than expected, and announced a $75 million share repurchase program. Its shares jumped nearly 5 percent in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Falling currency values against the U.S. dollar have lowered production costs 17 percent in Canada, where Mosaic's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The U.S. 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 conerns about stress in the banking system, increased demand for safe-havens. The U.S. dollar was down 0.85 percent against the yen midmorning in New York, falling to 112.38...

  • *Gives back some gains on speculation Japan will intervene. *Japan& China both shut for public holidays. LONDON, Feb 11- The yen racked up its strongest weekly gains since the 2008 financial crisis on Thursday before recoiling sharply on speculation officials may soon step in to stem a flood of capital seeking the traditional safety of Japan.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 11- Russia's central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Thursday the central bank did not intend to change its policy of having a floating exchange rate and that artificially influencing the exchange rate could have negative consequences. Senior financial officials told Reuters earlier authorities were discussing the possibility of...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Sterling fell to a 15- month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday, diving almost 3 percent against the safe-haven yen, as nervous investors fretted about global growth and were pricing in a chance of a interest rate cut in Britain. Interest rate markets are not pricing in a Bank of England rate hike until 2020. Sterling was down 0.9 percent...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. LONDON, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 16- month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. LONDON, Feb 11- The yen jumped 2 percent to its strongest in 15 months against the dollar on Thursday in another wave of global capital flows into the traditional security of Japan, raising expectations of official intervention to cool the currency's rise. "We got to 8 a.m. this morning and it just hit in a wave," said Richard Benson,...

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 15- month low against the yen on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave investors no reason to change their minds that the next rate hike will be a long time coming. As a result, the dollar set a 15- month low of 112.28 yen as of 0717 GMT, its lowest level since...