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  • *Dollar touches 106.14 yen, lowest in 18 months. Treasury puts Japan on new' Monitoring List'. Treasury placed Japan on a new FX' monitoring list', "said Elias Haddad, strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS TO 18-MONTH LOW BELOW 106.20 YEN.

  • TOKYO, May 2- Asian shares fell in early trading on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei plunging after the dollar notched a fresh 18- month low against the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, after Wall Street marked losses after a spate of disappointing earnings. Markets in Hong Kong and China will be closed on Monday.

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japan's actions in the currency markets will not be constrained by the United States adding the country to a new monitoring list over foreign exchange policies, and it will act as needed, Finance Minister Taro Aso was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying on Sunday. "This is not something that will restrain our response on currencies," Kyodo quoted...

  • A Sri Lankan fruit vendor, selling king coconuts, rides his bicycle in Colombo on February 12, 2015.

    The IMF has reached agreement with the Sri Lankan government for a $1.5 billion bailout to help the island nation avert a balance of payments crisis.

  • SAO PAULO, April 29- Brazil's real surged to an eight-month high on Friday, prompting the country's central bank to step up intervention to derail the rally, while Colombia and Mexico's pesos also hit their strongest levels this year. Dovish signs from the U.S. Brazil's central bank, in its first intervention in a week, offered up to $2.5 billion in reverse currency...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 1.27 percent against the yen at 106.71 yen on Friday, near an 18- month low of...

  • The yen built further on a round of strong gains since the Bank of Japan meeting, moving to an 18-month high against the dollar.

  • Markets are complacent and at risk of mild correction

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  • *U.S., Europe stocks fall on disappointing earnings. NEW YORK, April 29- The yen hit an 18- month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and Wall Street headed lower as earnings failed to inspire higher valuations. U.S. equities fell about 0.7 percent, following declines in Europe...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 0.69 percent against the yen at 107.35 yen on Friday after hitting an 18-...

  • LONDON, April 29- Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the U.S. currency on expectations that the Federal Reserve will not hurry to raise interest rates in coming months. But there is some resistance for sterling around its Feb 4 high of $1.4672, "said a spot trader. That was despite persistent concerns that a June 23...

  • With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. "Dollar/yen is not undervalued, and global macro conditions are by no means positive for risk sentiment," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a note to clients, adding that a test of 100 yen in the coming months is likely.

  • BEIJING, April 29- China's foreign exchange regulator said on Friday it will allow banks to issue more FX-related products for risk-hedging purposes. That includes allowing banks to hold bigger short-dollar positions at the end of the day, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in a statement on its website. The adjustment comes as the yuan remains...

  • With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. "Dollar/yen is not undervalued, and global macro conditions are by no means positive for risk sentiment," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a note to clients, adding that a test of 100 yen in the coming months is likely.

  • LONDON, April 29- Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the greenback on the back of a cautious tone on future interest rates from the U.S. That was despite persistent concerns that a June 23 referendum will lead to a vote for Britain to leave the European Union, which most economists reckon would deal a blow to the...

  • With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. Often seen as a sign of broader risk aversion among investors, the move coupled with a decline on Wall Street overnight to pushed Asian and European stocks into the red. U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street.

  • LONDON, April 29- The yen built further on Friday on a round of strong gains since the Bank of Japan meeting, moving to an 18- month high against the dollar and on course to rack up its biggest weekly gain since the 2008 financial crisis. Sterling, relieved by an easing of Brexit nerves in the past two weeks, hit a 3- month high of $1.4658. When it didn't quite materialize,...

  • SYDNEY, April 29- The Bank of Japan's shock decision this week not to provide additional stimulus to the struggling Japanese economy has prompted some investors and traders to bet that policy makers are out of bullets, clearing the path for further gains in the yen. After BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday dashed expectations of more easing, the yen has...