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  • FOREX-Dollar gains top 1 percent on U.S. rates outlook Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.28 yen, a...

  • WARSAW, May 26- The dollar rose 1 percent against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, extending gains since a round of improved inflation data last Friday and driving the euro below $1.09 for the first time in a month. In the first proper trade in London since a long holiday weekend, some pointed to growing nerves over Greece, as well as a fall back in German government...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold drops to 2-week low as dollar rallies Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    *Gold falls below $1,200/ oz, dollar at 8- year high vs yen. SINGAPORE, May 26- Gold fell nearly 1 percent to a two-week low on Tuesday as the dollar pushed higher following recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the U.S. central bank's tightening bias on monetary policy. Gold's correlation with the dollar has started to strengthen...

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar was firm near a two-month high against the yen on Monday and held gains against the euro after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation supported the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the central bank was poised to raise rates in 2015 also shored up...

  • Why JP Morgan is bullish on Japan stocks   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Why JP Morgan is bullish on Japan stocks

    Factors such as improved corporate governance will buoy Japanese equities, says Nicholas Weindling, fund manager at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Yellen was more hawkish than expected: Westpac   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Yellen was more hawkish than expected: Westpac

    Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says Fed chair Janet Yellen's comments last week indicate that she is betting on a rebound in the second quarter.

  • Tracking the risks of a stronger US dollar   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 9:13 PM ET
    Tracking the risks of a stronger US dollar

    As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.

  • 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...