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  • SYDNEY, March 30- The dollar started trade on Monday pretty much where it closed in New York after the head of the U.S. central bank assured investors that the path back to' normal' interest rates will only occur at a gradual pace. The dollar fetched 119.24 yen versus 119.11 late in New York on Friday. "Yellen went to great length to detail why rate hikes would not be...

  • When to expect more BOJ easing?   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    When to expect more BOJ easing?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar posted minor gains against the euro on Friday while slipping slightly against the yen and the Swiss franc as bullish bets on the dollar lost some steam ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen will speak on monetary policy in San Francisco at 3:45 p.m. EST and traders will keep an ear out for clues on when the...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar held steady versus the yen on Friday but was on track for a second weekly loss after the U.S. Market participants were cautious about taking aggressive positions in the run-up to a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday. The dollar is likely to see some range-trading against the yen for now, said Stephen Innes, senior...

  • BOJ may tolerate weak data: DBS   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 AM ET
    BOJ may tolerate weak data: DBS

    Tie Ying Ma, Economist at DBS, says the central bank has indicated that it will tolerate low consumer inflation data as a temporary phenomenon.

  • Expect more BOJ easing: HSBC   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Expect more BOJ easing: HSBC

    Dominic Bunning, FX strategist at HSBC, expects more monetary stimulus this year on the back of recent weak inflation figures.

  • SYDNEY, March 27- A sudden turnaround in the dollar's fortunes overnight saw the currency trading broadly higher early in Asia on Friday, but still on track to end softer for a second straight week. Against the yen, it rallied to 119.28 yen, from a one-month low of 118.33. The euro eased back to $1.0876 from $1.10525, failing to stay above $1.1000 for a fourth time in the...

  • The euro hit $1.10525 early Thursday, its highest since a nearly two-week high of $1.10625 on March 18 after the Fed released its latest policy statement, before erasing its gains. Analysts said the euro has seen selling pressure above the $1.10 mark on the view that the European Central Bank's new bond-buying stimulus program should weaken the currency...

  • LONDON, March 26- The dollar sank to a five-week low against the yen on Thursday, hit by the combination of another round of weaker-than-expected U.S. data and a bid for traditional safe havens by investors worried about stock markets and Gulf oil supplies. News that Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Middle East had launched air strikes against Iran- allied forces...

  • FOREX-Yen, franc surge on Saudi worries, dollar weakens Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- The dollar sank to a five-week low against the yen on Thursday, hit by the combination of another round of poor U.S. data and a bid for traditional safe havens by investors worried about stock markets and oil supplies out of the Middle East. News that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies had launched air strikes against Iran- allied forces in Yemen...

  • FOREX-Dollar drifts lower, undermined by soft U.S. data Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:10 AM ET

    *Forex market reaction muted to Yemen escalation, oil price surge. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 26- The U.S. dollar ground lower in small ranges on Thursday, edging towards a four-week low against the yen in the wake of disappointing U.S. data that suggested the greenback's recent rally is on ice for now. News that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies had launched air strikes...

  • TOKYO, March 25- Purchases of foreign stocks and bonds by Japan's giant pension funds and other big investors in 2015 could be their highest for at least a decade, if they keep pace with the $42 billion splurged during the first two months. The outflows would wash away support that the yen could expect from a trade balance which, helped by cheap world oil prices and...

  • *Aussie awaits China manufacturing PMI data for cues. TOKYO, March 24- The dollar dipped against the euro and yen on Tuesday, succumbing to downward pressure from lower U.S. debt yields as investors remained jittery after last week's surprisingly dovish Federal Reserve policy statement. The Fed mentioning the dollar can be traced back to Yellen, and we are now...

  • How the smart money is set up for a Fed rate hike Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    A teller displays $100 dollar U.S. notes at a money exchange in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The so-called smart money is focused on currencies over bonds in anticipation of the Fed's long-awaited interest rate increase.

  • Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:22 AM ET
    Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.

  • Is HSBC right to tip euro-dollar at 1.10 by end-2016?   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:15 PM ET
    Is HSBC right to tip euro-dollar at 1.10 by end-2016?

    Mikio Kumada, executive director & global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, explains why he disagrees with HSBC's forecast for euro-dollar to reach 1.10 by end-2016.

  • Dollar recovers from Fed-inspired losses Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    U.S. Currency

    Rebounding from steep losses in the previous session on a cautious Fed statement on interest rates, the dollar rose broadly.

  • FOREX-Dollar licks its wounds after Fed gores bulls Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:59 PM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 19- The dollar nursed hefty losses on Thursday, having suffered its biggest one-day fall against the euro in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a much more dovish than expected tone on interest rates while highlighting the currency's drag on U.S. exports. It recovered some ground to last stand at 120.13 yen, slightly higher on the day.

  • Will Japan get the wage hikes that it needs?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:15 PM ET
    Will Japan get the wage hikes that it needs?

    David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says Japan will see a 0.8-0.9 percent rise in wages this year.

  • Dollar slides on weak data; investors await Fed Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    The dollar fell for a second straight day against major currencies, pressured by weak US economic data as the Fed started a two-day policy meeting.