SYDNEY, April 9- The yen pushed deeper into multi-year lows versus the dollar and euro on Tuesday as the market saw every reason to sell the currency with the Japanese central bank on a warpath to battle deflation.
Stocks reversed their early losses to end near session highs in thin trading Monday, but investors hesitated to jump in ahead of what is expected to be a lackluster first-quarter earnings season.
*Yen dives in early Asia, USD up more than a full yen. SYDNEY, April 8- The yen hit fresh lows against a host of major currencies early in Asia on Monday, resuming its precipitous slide on reports the Bank of Japan would begin buying longer-dated bonds immediately as it underlined its determination to beat deflation.
Stocks closed well off their lows Friday, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq still logged their worst one-week declines this year, pressured by a disappointing March unemployment report in addition to ongoing jitters over North Korea.
Stocks finished higher in light, tight tug-of-war trading Thursday as Wall Street cheered Bank of Japan's aggressive new stimulus measures, but a disappointing weekly jobless claims report kept a lid on gains.
*Yen near one-month highs vs USD. SYDNEY, April 4- The yen held near one-month highs against the dollar early in Asia on Thursday, with investors adopting a cautious stance as they waited to see just how aggressive the Bank of Japan will be in tackling deflation. The greenback was last at 93.05 yen, having drifted down from a session high of 93.69 on Wednesday.
Stocks finished sharply lower Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq falling 1 percent each, amid building worries over North Korea and after San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said the central bank could begin to taper purchases this summer if the economy continues to improve.
SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 3- The yen and the euro inched lower versus the dollar on Wednesday, with trading largely characterized by a lack of conviction as markets awaited policy decisions by the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank on Thursday. The dollar firmed 0.1 percent to 93.52 yen, inching away from a one-month low of 92.57 yen set on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 3- The yen inched lower versus the dollar on Wednesday while the euro edged lower in a market largely lacking conviction ahead of policy decisions by the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank on Thursday. The dollar firmed 0.1 percent to 93.50 yen, inching away from a one-month low of 92.57 yen set on Tuesday.
Stocks closed in positive territory Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 both closing at record highs, boosted by gains in the health care sector.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 2- The yen shot to a one-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after softer-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data prompted investors to sell the greenback. Further gains for the Japanese currency could be limited as investors wait to see what the Bank of Japan will deliver at its April 3-4 policy meeting.
Stocks kicked off the second quarter on a sour note Monday following a weaker-than-expected ISM manufacturing report and as investors took a breather after the S&P 500 finally broke through its record close last week.
Stock index futures were narrowly mixed on the first day of the second quarter, with the S&P 500 looking to push to new highs, as investors returned from the long Easter weekend and ahead of some key economic reports.
Stocks closed out the first quarter on a high note with the S&P 500 piercing through levels last seen in 2007 to end at a record high near 1,570 and the Dow logging its strongest quarter in 15 years.
Stocks erased most of their early declines to close narrowly mixed Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing slightly below its closing high, but ongoing economic and political concerns over Europe kept a lid on gains.
Stocks ended near their best levels Tuesday, with the Dow posting a new high and S&P 500 finishing less than 2 points from its closing peak, lifted by a handful of encouraging economic reports that pointed to an improving economy and as investors seemed to temporarily overlook worries in the euro zone.
Stocks bounced off their worst levels but still ended in negative territory Monday, as initial euphoria over Cyprus fizzled and even after Eurogroup head's Jeroen Dijsselbloem backtracked on his previous comments that the island nation's bailout is a template for bank rescues.
Stocks closed higher Friday, rebounding from their biggest drop in nearly a month, as worries over Cyprus diminished and following a batch of upbeat earnings reports.
*Euro pinned near 4- mth lows vs USD on Cyprus uncertainty. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 22- The yen steadied on Friday after investors scrambled to cover bearish positions in the previous session after the new Bank of Japan governor played down the chance of an emergency meeting, while glum economic news and Cyprus debt crisis kept the euro under pressure.
*Euro stays pinned near 4- mth lows vs USD on Cyprus uncertainty. SYDNEY, March 22- The yen held firm on Friday as investors scrambled to cover bearish positions after the new Bank of Japan governor played down the chances of an emergency meeting, while dour economic news and Cyprus debt crisis kept the euro pressured.