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  • TOKYO, Feb 25- The dollar edged down against the yen and euro early on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen held back from giving a clear view on when the Fed may begin raising interest rates. In closely watched remarks before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Yellen avoided the word "patient" in describing the Fed's approach to raising...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar rose to a two-week high against the yen on Tuesday ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, which should show whether the U.S. central bank is on track to raise interest rates later this year. A more subdued performance against the euro, where investors were awaiting the reaction of Germany and other euro zone leaders to...

  • *Fed's Yellen testifies to Congress at 1000 EST/ 1500 GMT. LONDON, Feb 24- World shares held near all-time highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece had submitted reform plans and the dollar was firmer on expectations that Fed chair Janet Yellen would keep the bank nudging towards U.S. rate hikes. The dollar gained 0.4 percent to 119.34 yen and was up roughly 0.15...

  • FOREX-New Zealand dollar sags, eyes on Fed's Yellen Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    *Greece presents reform plan on Tuesday. LONDON, Feb 24- The New Zealand dollar was the biggest mover on major currency markets on Monday, diving more than one percent against its U.S. counterpart after a drop in inflation expectations. The yen inched lower against the dollar and the euro was steady as investors awaited the next stage in talks over a temporary...

  • *Greece to present reform plan on Tuesday, misses Monday deadline. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 24- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Tuesday, but traders were wary of making too many bets on the currency ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Against the yen, the dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 119.08 yen, having traded in a range of...

  • *Early euro rise sags, Athens misses deadline to present reforms. TOKYO, Feb 24- The dollar was steady against the yen on Tuesday, with the market wary of taking too many bets on the currency ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen's appearance before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee is drawing extra attention after...

  • Japan wages: Manufacturing consent Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.

  • China calls the shots in Asia's currency war Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:39 PM ET

    As fears of a global currency war grow, all eyes in Asia are on whether China will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown.

  • Japan exports roar ahead in January, trouncing forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    A worker walks through the assembly area at the East Japan Railway's Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Sterling was the biggest mover on major currency markets on Wednesday, driven higher by the latest in a batch of more optimistic signals on Britain's economic prospects ahead of elections in May. In Europe, all eyes remained on Greece and the associated risks to the euro while the yen steadied after a jump driven by the Bank of Japan's confirmation...

  • Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Customer Katsumi Amano withdraws money from his bank account at a Japan Post Co. branch in Hachioji, Japan, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.

  • TOKYO, Feb 18- Asian equities tracked a mild bounce on Wall Street, edging higher on Wednesday as pessimism about the Greek debt saga receded somewhat, while the dollar strengthened against the yen thanks to higher U.S. debt yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent with South Korean, Thai and Indonesian bourses all...

  • *Investors hope Greece, EU will agree on extending bailout. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- The euro held steady on Wednesday, finding some support as investors held on to hopes that Greece will find enough common ground with its euro zone partners and avoid a chaotic exit from the currency union. Although Greece rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its...

  • No need for BoJ action: Economist  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal, Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains the central bank is in no hurry to unveil fresh stimulus.

  • Analysts still see more BOJ stimulus coming Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan kept its massive monetary stimulus program in place, as widely expected, but calls for the central bank to do more are growing.

  • BOJ will achieve 2% inflation: LDP lawmaker  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.

  • Bank of Japan in hot seat to produce inflation Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    Now that Japan's economy is officially out of recession, the Bank of Japan's focus will shift back to inflation, analysts say.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

  • Japan exits recession: Reaction  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.

  • Mr Yen: 'Yen won't exceed 120 again'  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997-1999, says the Japanese yen is coming within the range of 115-120 against the U.S. dollar as the country sees a sustained recovery.