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  • *Share markets in China, Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- An index of Asian shares fell on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled its highest level against the yen since 2002 on expectations the U.S.

  • *Nikkei's winning streak is longest since Feb 1988 Nikkei has risen 5.0 pct over 10 days. TOKYO, May 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, extending its gains to a 10th day as investors hoped exporters' earnings will rise after the dollar hit its highest against the yen since December 2002. The dollar's surge against the yen gathered pace during Asian...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions. Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in...

  • *USD touches 124.30 yen, highest level since December 2002. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 28- The dollar hit its highest since December 2002 against the yen on Thursday due to expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year, while the Australian dollar struck a six-week low following disappointing capital expenditure data. The greenback soared as high as...

  • *Share markets in China Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares shed gains on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled a 13- year peak against the yen as it rallied on expectations the U.S.

  • *USD holds near 124.00 yen, consolidates vs other peers. SYDNEY, May 28- The dollar hovered at eight-year highs against the yen early on Thursday, having stopped short of breaking above its 2007 peak as it consolidated recent gains against the euro and other peers. The greenback popped above 124.00 yen for the first time since June 2007, but lost steam after reaching...

  • *Euro rises against dollar as Greece default fears fade. *Michael Kors slumps on weak sales, weighs on rivals. *Chipmakers Broadcom, Avago surge on M&A talks.

  • Dollar hits 8-year high vs yen, euro firms Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    The dollar rose against most major currencies on Wednesday, hitting an eight-year peak against the yen.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- European stocks lead major markets higher on Wednesday and the euro edged up on signs, later dismissed, that Greece and its creditors were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. Greece's government said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors including the European Union and the International...

  • China: Closer to giving the dollar a run Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    An employee counts money at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) in Huaibei, Anhui Province of China.

    The IMF says the Chinese yuan was no longer undervalued.

  • Arggh! Market is screaming for a Fed decision Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Screaming man

    All this market volatility means one thing for sure: The market is SCREAMING for a Fed decision, says trader Kenny Polcari.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- The euro stabilized in volatile trading and stocks rose on Wednesday after reports that Greece and its creditors, including the European Union and IMF, had reached an agreement that will provide debt relief to the struggling nation. The agreement between Greece and the Brussels Group, comprised of major creditors that include the EU and...

  • FOREX-Dollar hits 8-year high vs yen, euro slips Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    *Greece debt concerns compound euro's weakness. "We broke out of a technical pattern because of the general dollar strength," Marc Chandler, chief global currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman& Co. in New York, said of the Japanese currency. Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said earlier Wednesday while recent movements reflected the dollar's...

  • LONDON, May 27- Financial market trading revolved around the U.S. dollar on Wednesday with European shares rallying on the back of a weak euro and U.S. shares and commodities struggling. At midsession in Europe, the dollar was up 0.5 percent against the yen at 123.68 yen, its highest since June 2007. The fact that bets against the yen have been so much less crowded than...

  • LONDON, May 27- Sterling eased from a recent 2-1/ 2 month high against the euro on Wednesday, with investors awaiting the Queen's Speech which will outline the government plans for a referendum on European Union membership. Analysts have been flagging concerns about a possible "Brexit", and many say the risks to a UK economy that relies on inflows of investment and...

  • LONDON, May 27- European banks Deutsche Bank, Barclays and UBS have seen their market share in foreign exchange trading slump in the past year, as U.S. banks led by Citigroup grabbed business, according to widely watched industry rankings. Citigroup kept its top spot as the leading foreign exchange trading bank with a market share of 16.1 percent, up from 16 percent...

  • TOKYO/ SAPPORO, Japan, May 27- Japanese policymakers on Wednesday offered mild but harmonised verbal warnings against excess currency turbulence, cautioning markets against pushing the yen down too rapidly. "In general, excessive exchange-rate volatility is undesirable," Kyodo news agency quoted Finance Minister Taro Aso as telling reporters before...

  • *Dollar jumps above 123.00 yen, euro slides below $1.09. SYDNEY, May 27- The dollar held on to broad gains early on Wednesday, having rallied to an eight-year high against the yen after a batch of upbeat data bolstered the case for a U.S. interest rate hike this year. It also rose against the euro, which slid to its lowest since April 28 at $1.0864.

  • FOREX-U.S. data drive dollar gains of over 1 percent Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.32 yen, a...

  • Dollar gains top 1 percent on US rates outlook Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    The dollar rose more than 1 percent, extending recent gains driven by increasing expectations the Fed will start raising rates.