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  • LONDON, July 26- European technology shares hit their highest level this year on Tuesday, disconnecting from earnings downgrades and riding on hopes of merger activity and improved competitiveness from a weaker euro. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology index has rallied nearly 20 percent from a trough hit after Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union...

  • LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and oil prices at their lowest in three months kept stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings this week that will unveil new stimulus in Japan and may provide clues on U.S. interest rates. The yen hit two-week highs against the euro and more than one-week highs against the dollar as traders...

  • LONDON, July 26- Sterling hit a two-week low on Tuesday after a Bank of England policymaker said a batch of weak UK data would be "very material" for the bank's next policy meeting, having last week said he needed more evidence of economic weakness before backing an interest rate cut. Sterling slipped as low as $1.3057 in morning trading in London, its weakest since...

  • Energy & banks weigh on Europe indices

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including French telecoms, BP earnings and U.K. movers.

  • JAPANESE YEN CONTINUES TO PARE GAINS AGAINST US DOLLAR, WEAKENS TO 104.77.

  • JAPANESE YEN PARES GAINS AGAINST US DOLLAR, WEAKENS TO 104.57.

  • Woman looks at chart showing drop in sterling against U.S. dollar in London on June 24, 2016.

    The pound is expected to push even lower, according to currency analysts, as the first signs emerged of the impact it's giving to the business sector.

  • LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. A Nikkei report said Japan's government was likely to double the amount of direct fiscal outlays into the economy over the next few years to 6 trillion yen.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan still eke out one-year peak. LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. A Nikkei report said Japan's government was likely to double the amount of direct fiscal outlays into the...

  • LONDON, July 26- Sterling hit a two-week low on Tuesday after a Bank of England policymaker suggested a batch of weak UK data had convinced him monetary policy should be eased immediately, having last week said he needed more evidence of economic weakness first. fits with our view that we do expect further stimulus from the Bank of England, "said Societe Generale...

  • *Investors question impact of Japan govt stimulus package. Tokyo is compiling a spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the headline number suggests. "The Japanese government's fiscal stimulus appears to be' buy the rumour, sell the fact,"' said Masashi Murata,...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Tuesday following a firmer guidance rate setting from the central bank and a weaker dollar index, but it weakened against a calculated basket of currencies following five days of gains. The yuan's sharp firming against a trade-weighted basket of currencies began last week amid a meeting of finance...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar slipped ahead of the U.S. The dollar slipped 0.5 percent against the yen to 105.23, while the euro shed 0.5 percent to 115.66 yen. The Japanese government is also putting together a massive spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Latin American currencies and stocks ended mostly lower on Monday as traders avoided risky bets ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings. In Mexico, the stock index closed down 0.86 percent, partly driven by Grupo Mexico which saw a 3.21 percent drop in its share price after posting weaker second-quarter...

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    The dollar inched up against the yen ahead of meetings at the Bank of Japan and the Fed which investors expect to be dollar-positive.