GO
Loading...

Japan

More

  • FOREX-Dollar marks time ahead of holiday, U.S. data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    *Position squaring keeps greenback penned ahead of Thanksgiving. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 26- The dollar edged lower against the yen on Wednesday but mostly stuck to recent ranges ahead of the U.S. "People are just squaring up ahead of the holiday," said Bart Wakabayashi, head of forex at State Street in Tokyo.

  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Nov 26- A Bank of Japan board member who voted for last month's huge monetary expansion programme said that failing to act would have cast doubt on the bank's determination to hit its price goal and undermined its credibility. Sayuri Shirai, one of the two academics who held casting votes in last month's close-call decision, said she initially...

  • Crude oil extends losses ahead of Thursday's OPEC summit. Oil prices were also under pressure as major oil producing nations failed to agree on curbs to output ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.

  • *Oil falls after talks with non- OPEC producers yield no cuts. Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows after a meeting between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with non- OPEC producers Russia and Mexico resulted in no deal to curb output to counter a 30 percent slump in prices since June. OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday.

  • *Oil steady ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 25- A surprising upward revision in U.S. third-quarter economic growth set off an early rally on Wall Street on Tuesday only to see prices knocked back by the lowest U.S. consumer confidence data since June, dragging down the U.S. dollar in the process. Earlier bets on more support from the European Central...

  • Searching for authenticity on my first cruise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    ABOARD QUANTUM OF THE SEAS— I am the cruise industry's biggest problem: the avid traveler who is reluctant to sail. I've been lucky enough to have hiked glaciers in Iceland, visited ancient ruins in Cambodia and seen one of the world's largest waterfalls in Argentina. I just wanted to do other things with my precious vacation days— take a late-night stroll through...

  • China fears US Republican opposition in climate talks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions, they warned ahead of talks next week.

  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. The United States and Britain will grow more strongly then the euro zone and Japan and, among emerging countries, India, Indonesia...

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 25- Bets on more central bank support kept European shares at a two-month high and the region's bond yields at record lows on Tuesday, as oil prices hovered at just under $80 a barrel ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Asian stocks had dipped despite another record high for Wall Street overnight, and...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high and as the dollar struggled to make much headway before a second reading of U.S. growth data. The dollar last traded 0.3 percent lower at 117.96 yen, while the euro was down 0.4 percent at 146.44 yen. "We saw inflows from investors and exporters...

  • Europe following 'horrors' of 90s Japan: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Trevor Greetham, asset allocation director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, and Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, discuss the deflationary issues facing Europe and the similarity with Japan in the 1990s.

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off.

  • BOJ Gov. Kuroda tells firms to up wages, spending Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's central bank governor is urging companies to raise wages and investment to aid the country's efforts to overcome deflation. Haruhiko Kuroda told a group of businessmen in central Japan on Tuesday that the central bank was committed to achieving a target of 2 percent inflation and that he expects companies to make their decisions based on that...

  • Nikkei edges up; Sony shines on revenue target Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese stocks ticked up on Tuesday as China's unexpected interest rate cut on Friday encouraged investors to catch up following Tokyo's long holiday weekend. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.3 percent at 17,407.62. Sony jumped 6.1 percent as the struggling electronics giant said it expects a near-70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic...

  • When will the BOJ take the next easing step?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    With board members expecting inflation to stay near 1 percent until first half of 2015, the BOJ could ease further then, says Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bond yields edged lower on Tuesday, with the longer-dated maturities supported by investors extending the duration of their bond portfolios. Decline in other sovereign debt yields, notably those of the euro zone which fell Monday on bets the European Central Bank would include government debt when it expands its asset...

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. TOKYO, Nov 25- Asian shares gave back some of their China- inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices stumbled as traders lowered their expectation of a significant output cut at this week's OPEC meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after rallying in the...

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, standing firm in the face of criticism that last month's monetary easing has accelerated unwelcome falls in the currency.

  • FOREX-Euro steadies after German survey, Aussie slips Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Nov 25- The euro steadied on Tuesday after it rebounded against the dollar, thanks to a short squeeze that followed an encouraging improvement in German business sentiment. Further supporting the euro zone common currency, the head of the Bundesbank warned about the legal hurdles the European Central Bank would face if it went down the path of...

  • Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.