*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.» Read More
*Euro/dollar at 9- month low, risks fall below $1.30. *Dollar/yen seen testing July peak of 103.15 yen. TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar held firm near 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy.
TOKYO, Aug 18- Asian stocks edged up early on Monday after seeing Wall Street recover from the latest round of tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, while the dollar was on the back foot against the safe-haven yen, weighed by a slide in Treasury yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent.
*Tensions in Ukraine push yen, Swiss franc higher. NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar fell on Friday, hurt by generally weak U.S. economic data this week and heightened tensions in Ukraine that pushed Treasury yields lower. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine, calling the Ukrainian report "some kind of fantasy.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc advanced on Friday after heightened tension in Ukraine that saw the government's artillery destroy a "significant" part of a Russian armored column.
*Yen subdued after Japan Q2 GDP contraction. NEW YORK, Aug 13- The dollar rose to one-week highs against the yen and inched higher versus the euro on Wednesday, getting support from gains on Wall Street after a relatively quiet day on the geopolitical front. But the dollar soon recovered after that in generally thin trading as Wall Street shares closed higher.
*Yen subdued after Japan Q2 GDP contraction. NEW YORK, Aug 13- The dollar slid against most currencies on Wednesday after data showed U.S. retail sales were flat in July after gains the previous month, reflecting an uneven recovery for the world's largest economy.
SYDNEY, Aug 13- The yen's steadiness against the U.S. dollar this year could be nearing its end, with Japan's currency likely to weaken should the country's giant public pension fund divert trillions of yen into overseas assets following an investment strategy review.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says low yields in the U.S. Treasurys and a lack of action from the Bank of Japan will drive the dollar-yen pair lower.
SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- The yen held steady versus the dollar on Wednesday, showing limited reaction to the widely expected contraction in Japan's economy in April-June, while the euro hovered above the previous day's lows.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains why there were minimal movements in the yen despite a contraction in Japan's economy for the second quarter.
By Ian Chua and Masayuki Kitano. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 11- The yen eased versus the dollar on Monday, having backed off from peaks hit late last week as a slight relaxation in geopolitical tensions dampened demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency.
SYDNEY, Aug 11- The yen nursed losses early on Monday after coming under pressure late last week as a slight easing of geopolitical tensions dampened demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency. News on Friday that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border helped U.S. stocks post their best one-day gain since March.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- The yen and Swiss franc rose on Friday as investors sought the relative safety of these currencies after yet another spurt of geopolitical tension that saw the United States launch an air strike against Iraq for the first time since American troops withdrew in 2011..
LONDON, Aug 8- The euro gained back some ground against the dollar and sterling on Friday, while investors sought the traditional safety of the yen and Swiss franc after U.S. President Barack Obama approved air strikes in Iraq.
TOKYO, Aug 8- The dollar slipped against the safe haven yen on Friday after news that U.S. President Barack Obama had authorized air strikes in Iraq added to simmering geopolitical tensions and sapped risk appetite.
TOKYO, Aug 8- The euro was on the backfoot early on Friday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi struck a cautious note on the euro zone economy, while lower debt yields pressured the dollar against the yen.
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research, says markets can expect better Japanese export figures in coming quarters once the impact from a weak yen takes effect.
*Yen slips as Tokyo shares push higher on the GPIF report. NEW YORK, Aug 7- The euro weakened on Thursday, undermined by the European Central Bank's saying it would leave interest rates unchanged at record lows and that the fragile economic recovery will keep the loose policy in place for an extended period.
LONDON, Aug 7- The yen sagged against the dollar on Thursday on news that Japan's public pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the domestic stock market, while the euro was flat ahead of a monthly decision on interest rates.
LONDON, Aug 7- The yen sagged against the dollar on Thursday, coming under pressure from news that Japan's public pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the domestic stock market. All eyes in Europe will be on the European Central Bank's monthly news conference, starting at 1230 GMT, but the action overnight was all about the yen and the Australian dollar.