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  • TOKYO, Jan 29- The Bank of Japan has put monetary policy on hold and found backing for its wait-and-see stance from advisors to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worry more easing could send the yen to damagingly low levels, according to officials in the administration and central bank. This newfound caution from some of the same Abe advisors who urged the BOJ to...

  • FOREX-Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 29- The U.S. dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which, with some caveats, was read as keeping the bank on track to raise interest rates later this year. That prodded U.S. bond yields lower, but the overall picture, of a steadily improving U.S. economy while Europe and Japan remain mired...

  • Why Nintendo isn't getting the weak-yen boost  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:33 PM ET

    Despite having a lot of cash, Nintendo has not deployed it on restructuring efforts hence it is not benefiting from the weaker yen, says Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds.

  • Why surprise parties are central banks' new thing Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.

  • Nintendo says slack console sales to hit profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nintendo issued a profit warning, even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms in cautious trade before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar made a tepid advance against the euro and the Swiss franc on Wednesday but fell against the yen before a monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is expected to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST following a two-day meeting. "This is not so much about the Fed, but whether the U.S. economy can live with a stronger dollar,"...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. Nintendo Co., the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario video games, said Wednesday profit for the nine months ended December 2014, totaled 59.52 billion yen, up from...

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • Japanese banks not getting Abenomics-boost: Pro  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 PM ET

    Abenomics is not fueling domestic loan growth as of yet, which in turn limits the earnings of Japanese lenders, says David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights.

  • What will bring the euro down to $1.10  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank, expects the euro to stay weak following the ECB's bond-buying program, but the Fed's policy decision this week will determine whether the currency hits $1.10.

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks fell on Monday as a resounding election win for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party raised the prospect of conflict with the country's international lenders, dampening investors' appetite for risk. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras will likely be sworn in on Monday as prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed...

  • Tracking the tailwinds in Japanese markets  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The euro sank to a more than 11- year low against the dollar and a three-month low against the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying program that will pump hundreds of billions into a sagging euro zone economy. The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- The dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday after published reports indicated the European Central Bank has proposed a smaller bond-buying program than expected, while the dollar slipped against the yen after the Bank of Japan left its stimulus program unchanged. The euro hit a nearly one-week high against the dollar of $1.168 after the Wall...

  • *Gold above $1,300 for first time since August. LONDON, Jan 21- European shares held close to a seven-year high on Wednesday and Asian shares hit a six-week peak investors bet the European Central Bank would unveil a stimulus drive to boost the flagging euro zone economy. The Japanese yen meanwhile rose by around 1 percent against the U.S. dollar after the Bank of...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The yen rebounded against the dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy, as speculators who had anticipated more easing unwound bets on a weaker currency. "The reason the yen is holding up pretty well is on the back of the BOJ and the fact that they haven't taken any additional action despite the fact that they've brought...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Jan 21- The yen rebounded against the dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy, as speculators who had anticipated more easing covered their short yen positions. The dollar was down 0.9 percent at 117.76 yen, moving back towards a one-month trough of 115.85 set recently. The euro fell 0.7 percent to 136.17 yen and back...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Asian shares held firm and the euro stayed under pressure on Wednesday as investors counted on the European Central Bank to unveil a stimulus drive, while the yen was subdued ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy announcement later in the Asian day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, although Japan's Nikkei...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 21- The yen nursed broad losses early on Wednesday as investors sold the Japanese currency in a precautionary move against any further policy easing by the Bank of Japan. The dollar rose as far as 118.87 yen overnight, tearing away from a one-month trough of 115.85 set recently. The euro rose to 137.65 yen, off Friday's three-month trough of 134.70.