LONDON, May 30- The dollar fell against yen on Thursday after a slide in equities pushed market participants to opt for the safety of the yen and unwind their bets for a stronger dollar. Traders cited Japanese bids around 100.50 yen and reported large option expiries at 100 yen which could keep the currency pinned to that level.
TOKYO, May 30- The dollar remained under pressure against the yen on Thursday as Japanese shares took another sharp tumble, pushing investors to unwind their dollar-hedges on the Nikkei and head for the safe-haven yen. The greenback last bought 100.80 yen after hitting 100.56, its lowest since May 10.
TOKYO, May 30- The dollar steadied against the yen on Thursday after falling to a three-week low as U.S. The greenback last bought 100.93 after scraping 100.585, its lowest since May 10 after a slump in Japanese equities spurred interest in the safe-haven yen, pressuring the dollar.
Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.
Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors speculated that strong economic data could prompt the Federal Reserve to retreat from its stimulus program earlier than expected.
*Weak equities lift yen versus dollar. LONDON, May 29- The yen rose against the dollar on Wednesday, buoyed by weak equity markets, but speculation the Federal Reserve could reduce monetary stimulus kept the dollar near a three-year high against a basket of currencies.
Stocks shaved their gains but still ended in positive territory across the board Tuesday following a long holiday weekend, buoyed by supportive comments from central banks around the world and a pair of upbeat economic data.
U.S. stock market index futures were sharply higher Tuesday, as investors returned from a long holiday weekend, amid supportive comments from central banks around the world and an upbeat housing report.
Stocks closed lower for a third session, as markets remain worried the Federal Reserve may start withdrawing stimulus by curtailing bond purchases later this year.
U.S. futures pointed to a mixed to lower open on Wall Street on Friday, as markets continue to digest when the Federal Reserve may begin to reduce its bond-buying program.
Stocks closed modestly lower in a volatile session as market participants weighed better U.S. economic data against the fears the Fed may soon start to curtail its bond buying.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, on fears the Federal Reserve may begin tapering-off its bond purchases in the near future.
Stocks closed down 1 percent after the minutes from the last Fed policy setting meeting suggested the central bank could begin tapering bond purchases sooner than the market expects.
U.S. stock market futures indicated a higher opening on Wednesday, ahead of a closely-watched speech by Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.
Stocks closed higher but off their best levels after two Fed officials dampened speculation the central bank was ready to consider "tapering" its bond-buying.
U.S. futures signaled a flat-to-lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as markets in Europe and Asia remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate.
TOKYO, May 21- The dollar edged up against the yen on Tuesday after a Japanese minister clarified earlier remarks about the yen's weakness that had toppled the greenback from a 4-1/ 2- year high against the Japanese currency on Monday.
*Japanese econ minister says he hopes FX market can find' balance'. TOKYO, May 21- The dollar edged up against the yen on Tuesday after Japan's economy minister clarified earlier remarks about the yen's weakness that had toppled the greenback from a 4-1/ 2- year high against the Japanese currency on Monday.
*Japanese econ minister says he hopes FX market can find' balance'. TOKYO, May 21- The dollar edged up against the yen on Tuesday after Japan's economy minister clarified earlier remarks about the yen's weakness that had toppled the greenback from a 4-1/ 2 year high in the previous session.
Stocks closed slightly lower in choppy trading Monday, pulling back after the Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs and amid ongoing worries that the Federal Reserve may taper its bond-purchase program.