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  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9-- China's central bank likely spent about $90 billion worth of reserves in currency interventions in January, leading to net capital outflows of about $113 billion from China during the month, the Institute for International Finance said on Tuesday. The IIF, incorporating recently released partial State Administration of Foreign Exchange...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- The dollar nursed losses around 3-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday, pressured by the specter of a global economic slowdown as European banks struggled to fend off growing doubts over their health and as oil prices slipped back. Many traders suspect those troubles will prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in the near future and look...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese retail traders have turned bullish on the yen for the first time in 2-1/ 2 years, a telling sign they are losing confidence over government efforts to cheapen the currency. "Japanese individual investors don't look like they will be bullish on the dollar and bearish on the yen any time soon, as far as recent market moves go," said Takuya Kanda,...

  • The dollar tumbled to a four-month low on Tuesday as growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 9- Mexico's peso fell to a record low on Tuesday and Colombia's peso sank as a sharp drop in oil prices and growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies like the Japanese yen. Mexico's peso shed more than 0.7 percent, paring losses slightly after tumbling to a record low of 18.9350 per dollar, while Colombia's peso...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Utilities are one of the hottest sectors this year, but investors may want to be suspicious about the climb.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The U.S. dollar fell sharply on Tuesday to its lowest level in nearly four months, as measured by an index of major currencies, with fears of a global economic slowdown pushing investors into safe-haven currencies like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of world currencies, fell to...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The Swedish crown has weakened against the euro ahead of a Riksbank meeting on Thursday but there are doubts in the foreign exchange market that any cut in interest rates would have a lasting negative impact on the currency. Instead, Sweden's may be the latest central bank to discover that there are limits to how far deeply negative interest rates...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Currency markets upped bets on gains for the yen in the next month to their highest in almost six years on Tuesday, a reflection of the scale of market stress which has sent investors scuttling for the traditional security of Japan. "As much by default, the yen in current circumstances remains the most likely currency to benefit from a dollar pause,"...

  • Banks leading European markets in negative spiral

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on how European banks are leading the tumble in markets, what the ECB may do to deposit rates, and the end of rally for mining.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The dollar tumbled to a nearly four-month low on Tuesday as growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc. A selloff in major stock markets worldwide and increased worries about Europe's banking sector also shook confidence in the dollar, which has moved in line with risky...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banking sector underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1.3 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, keeping gains in the euro limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banks stoked demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, pushing the euro lower against the dollar to $1.1185.

  • FOREX-Dollar slumps to lowest vs yen since Nov 2014 Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 9:31 PM ET

    *Most of Asia still shut for Lunar New Year holidays. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 9- The dollar briefly crashed through the 115- yen level to its lowest since November 2014 on Tuesday, as a sell-off in European and U.S. stocks continued into the Asian session and stoked demand for the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency. "What a panic situation," said Kaneo Ogino, director at...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS BELOW 115.17 YEN, HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE NOV 2014.

  • *Most of Asia still shut for Lunar New Year holidays. SYDNEY, Feb 9- The yen held at its highest in over a year against the dollar early on Tuesday, having soared broadly as a selloff in European and U.S. stocks stoked demand for the safe-haven currency. Against the greenback, the euro flirted with $1.1200 after bouncing off Monday's low around $1.1086.

  • Dollar falls to 15-month low versus yen Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:27 PM ET

    The yen surged by half a percent against the dollar as worry over Europe's banks drove capital to the safety currecny.