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  • Why the euro isn't falling further on Greece

    Vassili Serebriakov, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, says the euro has become a funding currency which means it is now negatively correlated with risk.

  • Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo

    Japan's economy is barely growing, its population is falling and wages are stagnant, but investors see surprisingly big opportunities in its property market.

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japan's efforts to boost its economy through better corporate governance has drawn foreign investors into its stock markets but with the unintended side-effect of weakening the yen. "With the introduction of corporate governance, Japanese corporations are trying to boost ROE, an important metric for foreign investors," said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. SYDNEY, July 2- The yen dipped in Asian trade on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates and briefly steal the spotlight from the Greece's debt crisis. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged Greeks to reject...

  • Are Japan's companies getting downright cheerful? Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    The BOJ's tankan survey showed the country's large manufacturers are more optimistic than expected, with the index hitting its highest since March 2014.

  • Yen gets a boost from Greece, China risks Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    Yen gets a boost from Greece, China risks

    Shusuke Yamada, FX strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the Japanese yen will continue to rally on the back of external uncertainties such as Greece.

  • Volatility in China's stock market in recent days has rippled through Asia, weighing on stock markets from Mumbai to Australia, and prompting investors to rush to the sidelines. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.5 percent but remained within striking distance of a five-month low hit on Monday. "There is still too much...

  • *Yen gains after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. A Greek official said Greece will miss a $1.77 billion debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday, after the country's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline. Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced bank holidays and other capital controls to keep banks...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a $1.77 billion debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday as the country's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline. Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced bank holidays and other capital controls to keep...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. LONDON, June 29- The euro proved broadly resilient on Monday to Greece's moving one step closer to an exit from the single currency, helped by intervention by the Swiss National Bank and investors concluding that the situation in Athens still has some way to run. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. LONDON, June 29- The euro came off its lows on Monday as the Swiss National Bank said it intervened in the market to weaken the franc, with the single currency little changed on the day after initial steep losses on concerns that Greece was on the brink of default. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a...

  • Japan's economy offered a mixed reading Monday, with retail sales for May beating expectations while industrial production disappointed.

  • LONDON, June 26- The euro fell against the safe haven Swiss franc and yen on Friday as investors cut exposure to the single currency before the weekend amid worries over whether Greece and its creditors can avert a debt default. Still, many investors and fund managers held out hopes that a last-minute deal could be stitched to keep Greece in the euro zone.

  • LONDON, June 26- The euro fell against the safe haven yen and Swiss franc on Friday, as investors cut exposure to the single currency before the weekend amid worries over whether a deal between Greece and its creditors can be struck to avert a debt default. Greece failed again on Thursday to clinch a deal with its international creditors, setting up a last-ditch...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 26- The dollar lost some ground on the yen but edged up against the euro on Friday, as Greece's continued struggle to reach a funding deal with lenders kept the common currency on tenterhooks. The euro stood at $1.1191, down about 0.1 percent after drifting in a razor-thin $1.1179- $1.1208 range, even narrower than its slim $1.1153- $1.1228 range on...

  • Japan's back-sliding on fiscal reform puts BOJ in bind Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    Shubiya district, Tokyo, Japan

    The Japanese government's backsliding on promises to rein in spending is putting the BOJ in a bind, limiting its scope to expand its monetary stimulus.

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • TOKYO, June 25- The dollar dipped versus the yen on Thursday, awaiting U.S. data for fresh cues after giving back gains following an impasse in Greek debt negotiations. The U.S. currency dipped 0.2 percent to 123.63 yen, pulling back from a one-week high of 124.38 reached overnight after data showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter but less than...

  • *Meeting by European Union leaders later in day next in focus. TOKYO, June 25- The dollar steadied after giving back gains against the yen early on Thursday as debt negotiations to avert a Greek debt default hit a bump, while the euro treaded water after showing a more limited response. "Euro/dollar responded less compared to dollar/yen as underlying optimism that...

  • Will BOJ step on the monetary pedal in July? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Will BOJ step on the monetary pedal in July?

    Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) could ease monetary policy further, but it will not be in July.