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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 2- The dollar scaled a fresh 12-1/ 2 year high against the yen on Tuesday, breaching a key threshold along the way as it extended a strong run after upbeat U.S. data. "The rise by the dollar against the yen has been steep but sentiment favors testing new highs rather than consolidating," said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of forex at Societe Generale in Tokyo.

  • *Gold dips as dollar climbs to 12-1/ 2- peak vs yen. SINGAPORE, June 2- Gold eased further below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar climbed to a fresh 12-1/ 2- year peak against the yen and strong U.S. economic data supported expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. "The lack of follow through buying after clearing $1,200 is a worrying sign for the...

  • *Dollar flirts with 125.00 yen, fresh highs in over 12 years. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, June 2- The dollar hovered at fresh 12-1/ 2 year highs against the yen on Tuesday, having extended a bullish run after upbeat U.S. data helped it crack tough resistance. The feeling in the market is to give 125 yen a try, "said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of forex at Societe Generale in Tokyo.

  • MELBOURNE, June 2- Copper prices slid back below the $6,000 a tonne mark on Tuesday, after a string of global manufacturing reports revealed only modest demand growth for metals with just one month left of the normally strongest quarter for seasonal demand. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slipped by 0.4 percent to $5,999 a tonne by 1241 GMT, after...

  • SINGAPORE, June 2- Gold was little changed near $1,190 an ounce on Tuesday as strong U.S. data boosted the dollar and supported expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. *Spot gold was steady at $1,188.10 an ounce by 0035 GMT. *Gold had initially gained in the previous session after U.S. consumer spending growth unexpectedly stalled in April as...

  • *USD flirts with 125.00 yen, fresh highs in over 12 years. "Despite the speed of the move, we are not looking to fade it- our end year target is still 132," said Elsa Lignos, senior currency strategist, at RBC Capital Markets. The euro eased to $1.0928, having fallen as low as $1.0887 overnight as it continued to retreat from last week's peak of $1.1006.

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 2- The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens. Athens and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are racing to hammer out a deal that...

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 1- The chiefs of the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund met the leaders of France and Germany late on Monday to discuss how to proceed with Greek debt negotiations. EU officials said ECB chief Mario Draghi and Christine Lagarde of the IMF joined the German and French leaders, and the president of the European...

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. With little evidence of a rebound, the Fed is in no position to start raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said. "So far, economic data... does not suggest the Fed is going to raise rates in the near future, and the fact that the economy contracted in Q1 even with...

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. *Microsoft jumps on report of German startup buy. "We're seeing a lot of counter trends in the market," said Rick Fier, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York.

  • The euro zone has set a deadline of Friday to conclude the slow-moving talks to allow time for institutions and ministers to approve a deal and secure parliamentary backing to disburse frozen aid before Greece's bailout expires at the end of June. Athens is due to make a 300 million euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday amid growing...

  • LONDON, June 1- European equities steadied at the close on Monday, with stronger real estate and healthcare offsetting weaker energy stocks, which tracked a sharp drop in crude oil prices. The STOXX Europe 600 real estate index gained 1.3 percent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising its target price for stocks of companies...

  • Market getting 'nervous' on Greece   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Market getting 'nervous' on Greece

    Marino Valensise, head of multi asset at Barings Asset Management, discusses why the European equity market is getting "a little bit nervous" around the Greek negotiations.

  • LONDON, June 1- European equities rose in late trading on Monday, with Roche leading drug stocks higher following an encouraging company update and real estate shares getting some support from a positive sector note from JP Morgan. The STOXX Europe 600 real estate index rose 1 percent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising it...

  • *Greece misses self-imposed Sunday deadline for debt deal. LONDON, June 1- Gold rose one percent on Monday, after a surprising unchanged reading in U.S. consumer spending and comments on interest rates from a Federal Reserve's official weighed on the dollar. Spot gold rose to a session high of $1,201.99 an ounce and was up 0.9 percent at $1,200.21 an ounce by 1412...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's cash-strapped government faced fresh dissent from within the ruling Syriza party on Monday after failing to deliver on a promise to reach an agreement with rescue lenders over the weekend. With a debt repayment looming Friday that Greece cannot afford, the government was trying to quell an internal squabble— it dropped its candidate...

  • Greece looks to unlock more aid   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Greece looks to unlock more aid

    Greece missed a self-imposed deadline for a debt deal, and the country is crunched for time as the expiration of its bailout looms.

  • *Roche, AstraZeneca gain on positive updates. LONDON, June 1- European shares held steady at the start of the month on Monday, with a rally in some drug stocks on the back of positive company updates offset by lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation and weaker commodity stocks. Drugmakers Roche and AstraZeneca, up 2.2 percent and 1 percent respectively,...

  • FOREX-Euro falls as Greece deadlock remains Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    LONDON, June 1- The euro fell on Monday after Greece failed to meet a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default and possibile exit from the euro zone. Greece faces a payment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday and the expiration of its bailout program on June 30.

  • Greek deal will ultimately get done: Roger Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore Partners founder, thinks a deal will eventually be made between Greece and the eurozone but it could drag out.