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?» Read More
*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.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says a rise in U.S. interest rates could take the currency pair higher.
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.
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.
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.
*Dollar hovers near three-week lows. LONDON, April 10- The dollar weakened to near three-week lows versus the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting disappointed investors positioned for a gradual shift in its monetary policy outlook.
*BOJ's Kuroda surprised with hawkish tone in first live briefing. TOKYO, April 10- Japan's central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, gave the yen its biggest boost in over seven months and sent Tokyo stocks tumbling with hawkish comments this week, but his aim was more to jolt market psychology than to signal a change in policy.
NEW YORK, April 9- The dollar rebounded from one of its worst performances against the yen on Wednesday as the. The dollar on Tuesday posted its largest one-day fall versus the yen in more than seven months, with investors buying back the Japanese currency after the Bank of Japan held off on additional monetary easing.
LONDON, April 9- The dollar bounced back a third of a percent against the yen on Wednesday after its biggest fall in more than seven months against the Japanese currency, while the New Zealand and Australian dollars both made some progress. A meeting of the Riksbank was an early focus in Europe.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar retook a bit of the ground it lost in the previous session but still languished near a three-week low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, having broken decisively lower as the yen squeezed higher and the euro gained a tailwind.
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, explains why he predicts further yen weakness ahead.
*FamilyMart tumbles after earnings report. TOKYO, April 9- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week low on Wednesday morning after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's comments the previous day raised doubts over whether the BOJ will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.