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  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen pulled away from two-week lows against the dollar on Friday on safe-haven bids as U.S. stock futures tumbled on reports that a New York doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus. "I think, next week the market will be more event-driven, with the FOMC and the Bank of Japan, so the downside should be limited," he said, adding that support at...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS 0.3 PERCENT AS STOCKS FALL ON NEW YORK EBOLA CASE REPORTS.

  • *Wall Street rally& higher U.S. yields lift dollar/yen. *Ebola scare in New York watched. SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen languished at two-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having come under renewed pressure overnight after an encouraging rally on Wall Street dampened demand for the safe haven currency.

  • Go long safe-haven currencies for now: Barclays     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says factors like geopolitical risks will continue to weigh on the U.S. dollar and explains what that means for FX traders.

  • Kyle Bass warns QE end will shake up markets Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital.

    A huge divergence in monetary policy around the world will put the macro in focus and weigh on markets, says hedge funder Kyle Bass.

  • Nikkei’s wild ride – Strap in or jump off? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The prospect of fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between Europe and the United States, helping to underpin...

  • *U.S. housing data, tech earnings, China data help risk appetite, dent yen. TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The dollar had a three-month rally until September on the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nippon Life Insurance will "have no choice" but to invest more in foreign bonds if yields on domestic ones remain too low, a company official said on Tuesday. Nippon Life, Japan's largest private insurer with total assets of about 58 trillion yen, said at the start of the 2014/ 15 financial year in April that it wanted to increase yen bond holdings,...

  • *China Q3 GDP +7.3 pct y/y, slightly better than expected. The Aussie dollar, often seen as a liquid proxy of Chinese growth prospects given Australia's large trade exposure to China, rose 0.5 percent on the day to $0.8827. "The absolute China number isn't all that great and the trend has been toward a slower growth rate, so it's probably hard to openly move in the...

  • *Yen stands to gain if China data stokes growth worries. The China data could influence investors' perception on the U.S. "Because slowdown in China is one major reason behind investor concerns on global growth, the data is likely to affect sentiment on the global economy," said Shin Kadota, chief FX strategist in Barclays' Tokyo branch.

  • *Euro rises vs dollar, yen despite weak German data. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a dearth of new data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen. Treasury market and dollar, "said Paresh Upadhyaya,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen. Treasury market and dollar, "said Paresh Upadhyaya, portfolio manager, director of currency strategy at...

  • FOREX-Yen recovers ground as European stocks fall Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 20- The yen recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday as worries about global growth persisted, making investors wary of riskier assets. The European Central Bank, meanwhile, said it had started buying covered bonds, opening a new front in its battle to revive the euro zone economy and keep deflation at bay. The euro held up, and was 0.1 percent...

  • Wall Street rallied and U.S. The greenback got an extra boost against the yen on reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund will significantly increase its allocation for stocks and boost its foreign asset holdings, in turn spurring demand for foreign currencies. "There are a number of factors providing some support for risk at the...

  • *Gold ticks up after two straight sessions of losses. SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Gold edged up on Monday towards a one-month high, recovering from earlier losses, as concerns about a slowdown in the global economy persisted despite strong U.S. data. Gold, along with other safe-haven assets such as bonds and the Japanese yen, had benefited over the past two weeks as investors...

  • *Risk appetites in Asia improve after Wall Street rally. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. "The dollar could extend its gains to the mid-107 yen level if equity market sentiment in Asia and...

  • Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 3.3 percent to 15,018.55, helped in part by exporter stocks as the dollar resumed its rise against the yen. South Korea's Kospi was up 1.5 percent at 1,928.95 and Hong...