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  • *Australia CPI data next test for AUD. SYDNEY, April 22- The yen nursed modest losses early in Asia on Wednesday, while the other major currencies drifted in familiar ranges with investors seemingly lacking enough conviction to break to new ground. Notably, the New Zealand dollar touched a three-month high of 92.10 yen, before easing back to 91.71 yen.

  • If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?

    If reports about the Bank of Japan planning to lower its inflation outlook are true, the yen could fall to 130-140 in the future, says Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds.

  • *U.S. consumer prices rise for a 2nd month. NEW YORK, April 17- The dollar rebounded from a three-week low against the yen and a 10- day trough against a currency basket on Friday, bolstered by data showing inflation starting to creep into the U.S. economy, a development that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this year.

  • Sharp bailout deal isn't a surprise: Jefferies   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Sharp bailout deal isn't a surprise: Jefferies

    Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, discusses news that Sharp has received a $1.7 billion bailout deal from its banks late Thursday.

  • *USD back near 119.00 yen, euro well above $1.0700. SYDNEY, April 17- The dollar wallowed at its lowest in over a week against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, having suffered yet another setback overnight in the hands of more underwhelming U.S. economic data. Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart said the recent "murky" run of U.S. data...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Overreliance on currency depreciations to boost domestic economies could exacerbate global tensions over exchange rates, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. The sharp rise of the dollar against the euro and yen is expected to be a major theme at the meeting of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington...

  • FOREX-Dollar keeps low profile as CAD takes centre stage Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET

    *Bank of Canada surprises with relatively hawkish spin. SYDNEY, April 16- The dollar nursed modest losses against the yen and euro early on Thursday, but suffered bigger falls versus commodity currencies led by the Canadian dollar. The loonie jumped to three-month highs of C $1.2280 per USD after the Bank of Canada surprised markets yet again, this time by...

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • LONDON, April 14- The yen rose across the board on Tuesday, hitting a two-year high against the euro, after an economic adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that the currency might have fallen too far and needed to retrace some of its losses. Koichi Hamada said on Monday that the yen's level of around 120 per dollar was very weak and that 105 yen to...

  • FOREX-Yen hits 2-year high against a broadly weak euro Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:54 AM ET

    LONDON, April 14- The yen rose to a two-year high against a broadly struggling euro on Tuesday, after an economic adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that the yen might have fallen too far and needed to retrace some of its losses. The yen's rebound also came after the Bank of Japan signaled on Monday that the benefits of its stimulus program were...

  • FOREX-Yen broadly higher in Asia, euro under pressure Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 14- The euro brushed a fresh two-year low against a broadly firmer yen on Tuesday, as the Japanese currency doggedly held on to gains made in the previous session. Analysts and market participants said the trigger for investors to unwind their bearish yen positions overnight was comments from Koichi Hamada, an economic adviser to Japan's...

  • FOREX-Yen broadly higher in Asia, sterling off lows Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    *Antipodeans still struggling after disappointing China data. SYDNEY, April 14- The yen hovered just below a two-year peak against the euro early on Tuesday and was broadly firmer versus other major currencies as investors shed bearish positions overnight. Analysts said the move was triggered by comments from Koichi Hamada, an economic adviser to Japan's...

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in the coming months, while the yen edged higher on uncertainty surrounding the Bank of Japan's easing policies. The dollar's strength against the euro was a "spillover" from last week's commentary from the Fed, said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at...

  • Japanese shares: The best game in town?   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    Japanese shares: The best game in town?

    Japan's Nikkei 225 remains an attractive market, thanks to a weak yen, lower oil prices and a pick-up in the nation's consumer spending, says Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the U.S. dollar on Friday to a 3-1/ 2 week low as falling European interest rates drove investors into greenbacks and the yen. The euro traded around $1.06005, off 0.54 percent on the EBS trading platform. It had slumped to $1.05670, its weakest level since March 17.

  • FOREX-Euro undermined by force of rate differentials Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 10- The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the U.S. dollar on Friday to a 3-1/ 2 week low as falling European interest rates drove investors into greenbacks and the yen. The big picture globally is negative yields in the euro zone and long yields trading at incredibly low yields, substantially lower than Japanese yields, "said Jens...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar rose on Wednesday, gaining against other leading currencies for a third day, as Federal Reserve minutes showed that U.S. policymakers were readying for a possible interest rate hike during 2015.. The euro sank below $1.08 and was last off 0.25 percent at $1.0787, while the dollar was last at 120.10 yen, off 0.14 percent for the day but...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar eased on Wednesday, backing away from a nearly three-week high hit against the yen, as currency traders readied for the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes. Coming off two days of gains, the greenback was down 0.25 percent versus the yen but above session lows touched after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged...

  • LONDON, April 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday, retreating from a near three-week high hit against the yen the previous day, after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged despite slowing inflation. But Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that thanks to easing steps taken last October, a slowdown in inflation had not hurt inflation expectations, reducing the...

  • Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?

    Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."