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  • TOKYO, May 25- The dollar hovered at a two-month high versus the yen and stood firm against other peers after surging on a higher-than-expected U.S. core consumer price index that supported the Federal Reserve's case for a rate hike later this year. It was the largest rise in the core CPI since January 2013 and followed a 0.2 percent gain in March.

  • Weaker oil behind Japan's falling imports: UOB   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Weaker oil behind Japan's falling imports: UOB

    Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, attributes the wider-than-expected decline in Japan's April import volumes to the plunge in oil prices from a year ago period.

  • FOREX -Dollar surge cools, eyes on Yellen, inflation Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:50 AM ET

    LONDON, May 22- The dollar edged lower on Friday but remained on course for its first week of gains against the euro and a basket of major currencies since the start of April ahead of inflation numbers later in the day. Dealers said there might be little appetite for another big move ahead of UK and US public holidays on Monday. The yen was up around a quarter of a...

  • Here's why dollar king will reign supreme   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:31 AM ET
    Here's why dollar king will reign supreme

    Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore, expects the Fed to raise rates in September, which will help the U.S. dollar to resume its strength after a brief consolidation in this quarter.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 22- The dollar edged lower versus a basket of major currencies on Friday in the wake of unimpressive U.S. economic data, with investors awaiting speeches by major central bankers. Against the yen, the dollar sagged slightly after the Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus, as expected, and slightly revised up its assessment of...

  • These factors will take dollar-yen higher   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    These factors will take dollar-yen higher

    Apart from the looming Fed rate hike, cleaner positioning in the short-yen trade will help to propel dollar-yen, says Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ.

  • Is the BOJ cornered? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan may be intent on keeping its easy monetary policy, but it could run out of bonds to buy, and be forced into tapering next year.

  • Why one strong quarter won't save Japan's year Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:54 AM ET
    Food stalls near the Sensoji temple in Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's economic growth beat forecasts in the first quarter, but it's getting a yawn or even outlook cuts from analysts looking at the rest of the year.

  • FOREX-Dollar's gains spurred by ECB's bond buying plans Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    *Eyes on Fed, ECB meeting on Greece. NEW YORK, May 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against the euro and a two-month peak versus the yen on Wednesday, extending a rebound rally underpinned by European Central Bank plans to frontload its quantitative easing program in a move to keep interest rates low. "The ECB has taken the wind out of the euro's sails," said Mark...

  • Japan GDP boosted by inventories   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Japan GDP boosted by inventories

    Takuji Okubo, principal and chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains why he's not worried about Japan's economic outlook over the next two years.

  • FOREX-Dollar surges for third day, eyes on Fed and Greece Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:54 AM ET

    *Euro falls to three-week low of $1.1062. LONDON, May 20- The dollar scaled a three-week high against the euro and a two-month peak against the yen on Wednesday, ending its weakest run against the single currency in four years with an almost four-cent advance this week. The euro, hammered on Tuesday by signs the European Central Bank is prepared to do more to drive...

  • TOKYO, May 20- Asian shares slipped on Wednesday after a mixed day on Wall Street, though Japan's better-than-expected economic growth lifted the Nikkei to a 15- year high. The dollar scaled a two-month high against the yen after upbeat U.S. housing data, and as the euro remained pressured by expectations that the European Central Bank would increase its...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, May 20- The dollar hit a two-month high versus the yen on Wednesday after strong housing data offered signs that the U.S. economy may be recovering from a weak first quarter. The dollar rose as high as 120.98 yen, its strongest level since March 20, before paring some of the gains to trade at 120.86 yen, up 0.1 percent on the day. "There are offers all the...

  • SINGAPORE, May 20- The dollar hit a two-month high against the yen on Wednesday, staying on firm footing after strong U.S. housing data the previous day offered hopeful signs for the U.S. economy's second-quarter growth. The dollar rose as high as 120.93 yen as of 0050 GMT, its highest level since March 20. The dollar was last up 0.2 percent on the day at 120.90 yen.

  • Japan's economy grows faster than expected Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Japan's economy staged an encouraging comeback in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year.

  • Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET
    Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC

    Patrick Bennett, FX strategist at CIBC, explains why Japanese markets will have a fairly muted reaction to Monday's machinery orders data and discusses the recent movements in dollar-yen.

  • Japan's machinery orders recover in March Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    Japan's machinery orders rose 2.9 percent on month in March, slightly better than the 1.8 percent forecast from a Reuters poll of economists.

  • May 14- QE may or may not be working for Japan's economy but it sure is doing equity investors there a world of good. With about two thirds of the listed firms on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section having reported, analysts are expecting record profits of more than 20 trillion yen for fiscal 2014. Profits are especially strong among electronics...

  • The euro surged past $1.14 for the first time since February in early trade in Europe and the yen broke back through 119 yen to its highest in two weeks. Sterling, resurgent since UK elections last week, hit a six-month high of $1.5795. "We've just hit stops this morning, there's nothing more than that," said Peter Kinsella, a currency strategist with Germany's...

  • FOREX-Dollar recoils as retail sales sting, kiwi soars Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    SYDNEY, May 14- The dollar languished at three-month lows against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday after surprisingly soft retail sales prompted investors to wonder if the Federal Reserve can afford to hike interest rates at all this year. Against the yen, the greenback slid to a two-week trough of 119.03, while the euro came within a whisker of a...