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  • FOREX-Yen reclaims lost ground against dollar, euro Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 17- The yen bounced back from a one-week low against the dollar on Thursday, with investors taking their cues from recently volatile Japanese equities, though activity was thin as investors wound down trading ahead of the Easter holidays.

  • SYDNEY, April 17- The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having eased broadly overnight as a rally in global stocks dented demand for the safe-haven currency. The dollar bought 102.22 yen after rising 0.3 percent on Wednesday, while the euro reached a two-week high of 141.77 yen before edging back to 141.22 yen.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The dollar rose to the highest level in a week against the yen on Wednesday on signs of future buying of Tokyo stocks by Japan's state pension fund, but edged lower against the euro on traders' view that the Federal Reserve is maintaining a dovish stance.

  • Currency probe drives bank demand for Big Brother software Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    LONDON, April 16- "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" A basic translation of that particular line of Cockney rhyming slang, originating in London's working class East End, would run something like: "Are you a buyer or a seller of dollar/yen at the daily benchmark rate-setting fix?

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The dollar edged lower against the euro for the first time in four trading sessions on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments, but rose against the yen on signs of future buying of Tokyo stocks by Japan's state pension fund.

  • *Japan finmin upbeat on economy, hints pension fund may act. LONDON, April 16- The yen fell against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday, hit by comments by Japan's finance minister that traders took as a sign of future buying of Tokyo stocks by its state pension fund.

  • FOREX-Yen down on pension fund comments, UK wages eyed Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, April 16- The yen fell against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday, hit by comments by Japan's finance minister that traders took as a sign of future buying by its giant state pension fund of Tokyo stocks.

  • FOREX-Aussie off lows after China GDP; yen edges down Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    *Tokyo shares extend gains on Japan finmin comments on GPIF. SINGAPORE, April 16- The Australian dollar pared losses on Wednesday after China's first-quarter economic growth slightly exceeded expectations and helped underpin risk sentiment.

  • Dollar-yen to hit 106 in medium term: Nordea     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says a rise in U.S. interest rates could take the currency pair higher.

  • Kyle Bass: Japanese bonds look 'terrible'     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass believes Wall Street's recent selloff has shown cracks in the Japanese economy.

  • *Some wariness towards tensions in Ukraine. Some caution over tensions in Ukraine may be helping to temper the dollar's gains against the yen, said a trader for a European bank in Tokyo. Investors remained wary of developments in Ukraine, where any escalation might quickly cause risk appetite to evaporate.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar rose against the euro on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled the bank would ease monetary policy further, while strong U.S. retail sales data also boosted the dollar against the yen.

  • TOKYO, April 14- Asian share markets gave up more ground in early trade on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street, helping underpin the safe-haven yen. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • TOKYO, April 14- The safe-haven yen started the week on a firm footing and Asian shares braced for more losses on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • FOREX-No respite for dollar after rough week Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    In morning trade in Europe, it was down 0.06 percent against the yen and 0.04 percent up against the euro at 101.46 yen and $1.3892 respectively. "The dollar is looking weak against the yen and sterling, while the euro continues to surprise us," said Lee McDarby, executive director of UK corporate FX sales at Nomura International Plc in London.

  • LONDON, April 11- The yen fell back a third of a percent against the dollar on Friday but remained on track for its best week since the start of March as a slump in confidence in U.S. stock markets sent investors scurrying for traditional safe havens.

  • Dollar will see 'rebound' in Q2: Pro     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, says stronger U.S. data in Q2 will strengthen the dollar, particularly against the yen and euro.

  • TOKYO, April 11- The yen was on track to post its biggest weekly gain against the dollar in four weeks on Friday as a Wall Street share selloff and Asia's diminishing risk appetite boosted the safe-haven yen. Market participants said renewed concerns over Ukraine were also a factor to watch, with the yen standing to gain from its safe-haven status.

  • *Dollar index falls to three-week lows. NEW YORK, April 10- The dollar dropped to three-week lows against the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday, sliding for a second day after minutes of the Federal Reserve's March meeting disappointed investors who had been positioned for an interest rate increase early next year.

  • *Dollar index falls to three-week lows. NEW YORK, April 10- The dollar dropped to three-week lows against the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's March meeting disappointed investors positioned for a gradual tightening in monetary policy.

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