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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 2- The dollar took advantage of thin conditions to overcome an options barrier and ascend to its highest level since January against the yen on Tuesday, while the languishing euro plumbed one-year lows against the greenback on expectations of easier euro zone policy ahead.

  • *Dollar/yen hits 7- month high as Tokyo shares gain. *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.4 percent after managing to carve out gains on the previous day.

  • *Euro wilts as tensions between Ukraine& Russia flare up. SYDNEY, Aug 29- The safe-haven yen held firm early on Friday, while the euro was on track to post its second straight month of declines as tensions between Ukraine and Russia flared up again.

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar got a modest lift on Thursday from better-than-expected U.S. economic data and a worsening of the Ukraine crisis that weighed on the steadily declining euro.

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar got a lift from better-than-expected U.S. growth data on Thursday as the euro fell amid reawakened investors' worries about a serious escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 28- The yen and Swiss franc gained on Thursday, while the euro fell, as concerns about a serious escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia rattled investors and drove them to seek safe-haven currencies.

  • Guppy: Dollar-yen could retreat to 102     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, says chart patterns says dollar-yen's recent peak at 106 will be short-lived and the pair will soon fall back to the 102 level.

  • UBS: Dip in dollar-yen is a buying opportunity     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:50 PM ET

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, says the pullback in the dollar-yen trade on Tuesday boils down to profit-taking and will most likely be short-term.

  • Daniel Murray, chief economist at EFG Asset Management, says any further stimulus from the Bank of Japan would weaken the Japanese yen and be supportive of equities.

  • 'Perfect storm' for the yen ahead: Pro     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jesper Bargmann, head of Asia trading at Nordea Markets, said stronger economic data from the U.S., paired with any further stimulus from the Bank of Japan, could be the "perfect storm" for the yen.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 25- The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process.

  • Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, discusses the recent weakness in the Japanese yen against the greenback and explains why the trend may continue in the near term.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 25- The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process.

  • Yen at 107? This expert says it's possible     Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    After disappointing second quarter growth data, Toby Lawson, Managing Director at Newedge, says the Japanese yen will need to depreciate further to drive exports and in turn fuel growth.

  • *Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.

  • Forget Japan's shrinking growth: Property looks hot Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Despite weak data spurring doubts over whether Japan's economy is really recovering, property investors remain keen on the market.

  • Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen, though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. Japan recorded an 822 billion yen deficit in June.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 20- The dollar hit a four-month high versus the yen on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data the previous day added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy. The dollar rose to as high as 103.23 yen as of 0347 GMT, its highest level since early April. It last traded at 103.20 yen, up 0.3 percent on the day.

  • *Euro/dollar at 9- month low, risks fall below $1.30. *Dollar/yen seen testing July peak of 103.15 yen. TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar held firm near 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 18- Asian stocks edged up early on Monday after seeing Wall Street recover from the latest round of tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, while the dollar was on the back foot against the safe-haven yen, weighed by a slide in Treasury yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent.