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  • *Asia ex Japan stocks add gains. *Japan stocks jump on expectations of more ETF led buying. Financial markets gave the announcement an initial thumbs up with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extending its gains to be up 0.35 percent on the day compared to 0.23 percent earlier.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- The dollar jumped on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan altered its policy framework, and investors bought back the U.S. currency ahead of the outcome of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the session. Japan's central bank, overhauling its massive stimulus program, decided to scrap its focus on monetary base and set targets for long-term...

  • Ahead of the decision, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, perched at its highest levels since Sept. 12. Markets in Hong Kong and Japan led early losers. "The greatest risk for the BOJ is a failure to reach a consensus decision that will meet the raised inflationary expectations of the market and as a result we are short dollar/yen...

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    Expect increased yen volatility ahead of the BOJ announcements and its comprehensive monetary policy assessment, says Commonwealth Bank's Elias Haddad.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- The dollar and the yen fluttered in narrow ranges on Wednesday, penned in by uncertainty about the outcome of Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve policy meetings later in the session. Ministry of Finance data released earlier on Wednesday showed Japan's exports fell 9.6 percent in August from a year earlier, posting an 11th straight month of decline.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. judge overseeing litigation accusing 16 banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market on Tuesday narrowed but refused to dismiss lawsuits against Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and five other large banks that have yet to settle. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan dismissed antitrust claims in a...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. judge overseeing litigation accusing 16 banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market on Tuesday narrowed but refused to dismiss lawsuits against Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and five other large banks that have yet to settle. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan dismissed antitrust claims...

  • A banner for communications software provider Twilio Inc., hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company's IPO in New York City, June 23, 2016.

    After many false starts, we're finally starting to see the IPO market gain ground in September.

  • *Dollar up vs major currencies, near highest since Sept. 1. NEW YORK, Sept 20- The dollar edged up against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday in light trading as investors made limited moves ahead of the conclusion of policy meetings at the Bank of Japan and U.S. Federal Reserve. "To a large extent I think the market is just paring back its expectations," said Richard...

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    The dollar edged up against major currencies on Tuesday in light trading as investors retraced last week's moves ahead of meetings.

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Worries about the political and economic risks from Britain's pending exit from the European Union drove sterling to a five-week low beneath $1.30 on Tuesday in markets thinned by anticipation of U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings. "The noise on Brexit over the past week has given us more reason to sell any rallies," said Tobias Davis, head of...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Worries about the political and economic risks from Britain's pending exit from the European Union drove sterling to a five-week low on Tuesday in markets thinned by anticipation of U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings. The head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday that banks based in Britain would lose "passporting" access to EU markets...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Shares hit pause and the dollar lost ground against the yen on Tuesday, as investors awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan meetings that will both conclude on Wednesday. Nagging doubts about the firepower left available to top central banks and a slip in oil prices made for another subdued start in Europe as the STOXX 600 dipped...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Sterling steadied against a broadly weaker dollar on Tuesday, in the run-in to U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings that were taking the market's focus temporarily off the latest concerns over the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. The head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday that banks based in Britain would lose access to...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts at the end of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Citigroup has offered hedging tips if markets begin to price in the possibility of Republican candidate Donald Trump winning the election.

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Major currencies came to a standstill on Tuesday as investors look to this week's policy meetings of the Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve, with speculation rife that the Japanese central bank will make crucial changes to its easing programme. The dollar dipped to 101.84 yen, about 0.4 percent lower than late last week though it remained well...

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    Saxo Capital Markets' Kay Van-Petersen says he favors short dollar positions and is long on the Aussie dollar and the Kiwi.

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Major currencies came to a standstill on Tuesday as investors look to this week's policy meetings of the Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve, with speculation rife that the Japanese central bank will make crucial changes to its easing programme. The dollar dipped to 101.84 yen, about 0.4 percent lower than late last week though it remained well...

  • In Super Wednesday's central bank double-header, the Federal Reserve's show may be an afterthought to the Bank of Japan's performance.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3207, or 75.72 U.S. cents. But it lost momentum with oil settling off its highs on skepticism over Venezuela's bid to talk up a potential OPEC output freeze and on indications U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week. The Canadian dollar settled at C $1.3207 to the greenback, or 75.72 U.S. cents, slightly stronger than Friday's close of C $1.3214, or...