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  • TOKYO, June 29- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday on fears of a Greek default plus a sharp slide by Tokyo's Nikkei average, although the gains were modest. Treasury counterpart, which saw its yield drop about 15 basis points during the Asian trading session amid increasing risk of Greece leaving its debt unpaid and exiting the euro zone.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...

  • Nikkei's fall is just a knee-jerk reaction: Pro Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Nikkei's fall is just a knee-jerk reaction: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says Japan's stock markets will likely get over Greece-related risks in the near term.

  • Asian stock markets sink after Greece closes banks Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:21 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets sank Monday after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 2 percent to 20,283.98 points. Market benchmarks in Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand also fell sharply.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to a one-week low as risks of Greece defaulting on its debt repayment this week spiked dramatically, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. After bailout talks between the leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze vital funding...

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...

  • *China shares sink as economy falters. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday as investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. Currency and bond markets took a more cautious stance, driven by expectations that...

  • *Euro sticks to ranges as Greece sidelines FX investors. LONDON, June 26- Global stocks fell on Friday as equity investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. "By the time the markets reopen next week, Greece may have either...

  • Nikkei drops on caution over Greece, up for the week Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 26- The Nikkei share average slipped on Friday as investors opted for caution while waiting to see whether Greece can clinch a deal over weekend to avert a default, but Japan's benchmark index still its posted first weekly gain in four weeks. The Nikkei fell 0.3 percent to 20,706.15 though it was up 2.6 percent on the week. The Nikkei volatility index...

  • Elsewhere, stocks traded softly as the standoff between Greece and its international creditors appeared little closer to being resolved. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.6 percent at 6,770, while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,471. The CAC-40 in France bucked the trend, trading 0.5 percent higher at 5,064....

  • *Euro, dollar stuck in tight range as Greece sidelines investors. TOKYO, June 26- Asian equities fell on Friday as Greece failed again to reach an agreement with its creditors and stumbled towards a default, while major currencies like the euro and dollar drifted in narrow range as the debt saga sidelined investors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • LONDON, June 25- Persistent concerns of Greece leaving the euro weighed on European stocks on Thursday, with the lack of progress in negotiations on a cash-for-reform deal for Athens pushing investors towards safe-haven German Bunds. The talks stumbled on Wednesday, with euro zone finance ministers accusing Greece of refusing to compromise ahead of a...

  • TOKYO, June 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday as negotiations to avert a Greek debt default stumbled, but underlying sentiment remained bullish a day after the benchmark hit its highest level since late 1996. The Nikkei fell 0.4 percent to 20,771.40 in the wake of falls in U.S. and European shares after Athens rejected counter-proposals...

  • *Wall Street lurches lower as optimism for Greece talks fades. TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares edged down and the dollar was treading water in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued last-minute efforts to avert a default. Athens's talks with creditors bogged down on...

  • Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, says the benchmark Nikkei 225 remains dependent on the Japanese yen, which isn't moving much as the Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold.

  • *Wall Street lurches lower as optimism for Greece talks fades. TOKYO, June 25- U.S. stock futures and the dollar were steady in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avert a default. "Confidence that a deal with Greece will be sealed shortly...

  • *German yields dip in sign of caution on Greece. German government bonds yields edged lower in a sign of caution that the sometimes acrimonious stand-off between debt-stricken Greece and its creditors could still prove hard to resolve. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and...

  • Global stock markets cautious amid Greek debt talks Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global shares turned lower during European trading on Wednesday amid signs that Greece and its creditors still had differences to bridge over the country's bailout. GREECE TALKS: Greece and its creditors were holding more meetings to reach a bailout deal for the country. Greece needs loans in time to pay a debt repayment on June 30.

  • JGBs mixed as stocks rise, Greek optimism caps upside Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 24- Japanese government bond prices were mixed on Wednesday, with the yield curve slightly steepening as the benchmark JGB yield edged down and yields in the superlong zone inched up. The BOJ offered to buy 400 billion yen in the 5- year to 10- year zone, 400 billion yen in the 3- year to 5- year zone, and 375 billion yen in the 1- year to 3- year zone under its...