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  • *Sterling steadies after latest Scotland poll. LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar index headed for its longest winning streak since 1997 on Friday, as the greenback hit a six-year peak against the yen on growing expectations that the U.S.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 12- The dollar set a fresh six-year high against the yen on Friday, continuing to draw strength as investors bet that the U.S. The dollar touched a high of 107.39 yen, its strongest level since September 2008, and last traded at 107.35 yen, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. trade on Thursday.

  • Nikkei hits 8-month high as weak yen lifts exporters Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    *Nikon, Sumco, automakers lead gains. TOKYO, Sept 12- Japanese share prices rose for the fifth straight session to an eight-month high on Friday, with exporters leading the gains on the yen's weakness.

  • *Asian shares mostly mark time, Tokyo aided by weaker yen. SYDNEY, Sept 12- The U.S. dollar was riding high in Asia on Friday as incessant speculation about the outlook for U.S. interest rates undermined commodity prices and unwound leveraged trades in higher-yielding currencies.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar dipped from six-year highs against the yen on Thursday, and the dollar index fell slightly but remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains. The greenback was slightly weaker as Treasuries yields fell after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more strikes in Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar retreated from six-year highs against the yen after data showed that more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, though the dollar index remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- The dollar powered to a fresh six-year high against the yen on Thursday, while sterling got some respite from a poll that helped calm nerves over Scotland's vote on independence in a week's time.

  • Oil slips to 8-month lows     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Paul Sankey, Wolfe Research, explains how weak demand is impacting the price of oil.

  • Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discusses the likely scenario if Scotland were to become independent.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar powered to a six-year high against the yen on Thursday and sterling recovered some ground after a recent bout of nerves over the prospect of Scotland voting for independence in a week's time.

  • Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks were mixed Thursday afternoon as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose a point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,996 as of 3:47 p.m. Eastern.

  • *Dollar near 6- year high vs yen. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said the kiwi's current level was "unjustified and unsustainable".

  • Obama will deliver a speech late on Wednesday in which he will vow to attack Islamic State militants "wherever they exist," lay out a strategy for expanding U.S. air strikes in Iraq and, for the first time, strike targets in Syria.

  • As balance sheet grows, what more can BOJ do?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    With the Bank of Japan already on an "extreme expansionary trajectory", further easing could be difficult, says Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds broad gains, NZ dlr stung by RBNZ Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said its current level is "unjustified and unsustainable". The kiwi sank as far as $0.8180, bringing into view its 2014 trough of $0.8052 set in February.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in Apple shares, while expectations for a stronger economy and thus higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve boosted the dollar to a six-year high against the yen. Worries over a vote for Scottish independence, scheduled for Sept. 18, spooked investors in Europe, where shares closed flat.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar strengthened to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.

  • FOREX-Dollar rallies on hawkish Fed expectations Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen while trouncing the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility to the world's biggest financial market.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a new six-year high against the yen on Wednesday, as the Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses after further gains in U.S. The rise in U.S. yields helped the greenback hit a fresh six-year high of 106.56 yen on the EBS trading platform.