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  • Japan struggled with a strong currency for much of the past decade, only gaining sustained relief from late 2012 as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power and embarked on bold monetary stimulus.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar scaled more than six-year peaks against the yen on Thursday after data showed a drop in U.S. claims for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise earlier than expected.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar rose to a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday, after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner rather than later.

  • *Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. LONDON, Sept 18- Lacklustre demand for the ECB's new ultra-cheap loans on Thursday boosted bets it will have to overcome reservations about sovereign bond buying, and left markets eyeing the widening policy divergence from the United States.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- The dollar vaulted to a six-year peak against the yen on Friday as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising interest rates underlined the diverging path between the United States and the rest of the rich world.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus, sterling volatility jumps. LONDON, Sept 18- The dollar began European trading on Thursday almost 1.5 percent higher against the yen than 24 hours earlier, after the Federal Reserve sent another shock through the global financial system by raising its projections on future interest rates.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's Nikkei share average closed at a new eight-month high and posted the biggest daily rise in two weeks on Thursday, with a weak yen giving exporters a boost despite disappointing trade data which showed the softer currency is not significantly buoying sales.

  • Dollar/yen could push $120 next year     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, says the dollar will continue to strengthen pushing dollar/yen to $120 next year.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 18- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's guidance on interest rates highlighted the diverging pathways between the United States and other rich nations. The greenback raced to a high of 108.69 yen, its strongest level since September 2008.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 18- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's guidance on interest rates highlighted the diverging pathways between the United States and other rich nations. The greenback raced to a high of 108.69 yen, its strongest level since September 2008.

  • Don't worry about Japan's trade deficit: CLSA     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says markets should focus on how a weaker yen is lifting profits of Japanese firms, instead of scrutinizing trade volumes.

  • *Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.

  • *Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. SYDNEY, Sept 18- Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.

  • Weak-yen boost won't be instantaneous: StanChart     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of August trade data, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, discusses why Japanese manufacturers aren't benefiting from a weaker yen.

  • *Fed rate projections show faster rate hikes. NEW YORK, Sept 17- The dollar jumped to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday while the euro tumbled from five-month peaks after forecasts from the Federal Reserve showed a faster pace of rate hikes over the next few years than initially projected in June.

  • *Sterling inches up ahead of Scotland vote, implied vols jump. LONDON, Sept 17- The dollar neared six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday as investors awaited fresh clues from the Federal Reserve on when a first hike in U.S. interest rates is likely to come.

  • Kudla's 'no-brainer' currency trade     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Short the yen and the euro, says David Kudla, Mainstay Capital CEO, sharing his top currency play.

  • Approach with fear, trepidation & caution: CEO     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Tom Barrack, Colony Capital CEO, reveals his investment strategy on the Fed's policy and interest rates.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- A renewed drop in the Australian dollar was the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar, euro and yen steady before potentially more dramatic events later in the week. Since then the Aussie has renewed its course, "said Graham Davidson, a spot currency dealer with National Australia Bank in London.