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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Jan 21- The yen rebounded against the dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy, as speculators who had anticipated more easing covered their short yen positions. The dollar was down 0.9 percent at 117.76 yen, moving back towards a one-month trough of 115.85 set recently. The euro fell 0.7 percent to 136.17 yen and back...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Asian shares held firm and the euro stayed under pressure on Wednesday as investors counted on the European Central Bank to unveil a stimulus drive, while the yen was subdued ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy announcement later in the Asian day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, although Japan's Nikkei...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 21- The yen nursed broad losses early on Wednesday as investors sold the Japanese currency in a precautionary move against any further policy easing by the Bank of Japan. The dollar rose as far as 118.87 yen overnight, tearing away from a one-month trough of 115.85 set recently. The euro rose to 137.65 yen, off Friday's three-month trough of 134.70.

  • *Wall Street rallies for second straight session. NEW YORK, Jan 20- Equities rose worldwide on Tuesday, with Wall Street reversing early losses and the dollar climbing 1 percent against the Japanese yen, as diminishing global growth prospects bolstered hopes for central bank stimulus. Crude oil prices fell nearly 2 percent after the International Monetary...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • *Wall Street dips, as healthcare shares fall. *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar climbed on Tuesday to a one-week high against the yen as data showed Chinese economic growth slowed less than many had feared and traders speculated whether the Bank of Japan could ease policy, curbing demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency. The greenback also strengthened on the International Monetary Fund's latest...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. LONDON, Jan 20- Shares rose on Tuesday and the dollar gained 1 percent against the yen after China said its economy had not slowed as much as many in markets had feared.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- The dollar hit a one-week high against the yen on Tuesday after China growth data was not as bad as many had feared, curbing demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency. Forecasts from the IMF showing that the United States was on a different growth trajectory than most other major economies also bolstered sentiment towards the dollar, while some...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Shortcovering helped lift the dollar to a one-week high against the yen on Tuesday after China growth data was not as bad as many feared, while the euro remained under pressure ahead of possible easing steps by the European Central Bank as early as this week. "It's pretty clear, given the monthly activity data and broad trends elsewhere, that China...

  • IMF SEES DIVERGENCE BETWEEN COMMODITIES IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS, DOLLAR-LINKED COUNTRIES TO FARE WORSE WHILE THOSE TIED TO YEN AND EURO WILL BENEFIT.

  • *China 4th quarter GDP report awaited. TOKYO, Jan 20- The euro faced pressure on Tuesday as investors positioned for possible easing steps by the European Central Bank as early as this week, while the dollar edged up on the yen after a U.S. holiday. "We expect the ECB to announce the expansion of its asset purchase program to include European government bonds at its 22...

  • *Fast Retailing, SoftBank together take hefty points off from Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Friday in volatile trade as risk appetite was dampened by a strong yen after Switzerland stunned markets by abandoning its cap on the franc. Index-heavy shares tumbled, with SoftBank Corp and Fast Retailing Co fell 2.5 percent and 3.7...

  • *Ibiden, Shinko Electric fall on Intel's weaker-than-expected forecast. TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.3 percent on Friday morning after U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth day and the yen rose after Switzerland abandoned its cap on the franc, hurting Japanese exporters such as electronics and car manufacturers. nearing a one-month low of...

  • Japan Inc says goodbye to going bust in 2014 Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    For the first time in 24 years, no company listed on Japan's stock markets went bankrupt, a sign Abenomics is working for companies in capital markets.

  • Falling euro delivers 'double whammy'  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    Mike Thompson, S&P Capital IQ, explains how the euro's slide could impact global companies.

  • By Lisa Twaronite and Ian Chua. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Jan 15- The dollar edged up in Asian trade on Thursday, regaining some ground lost overnight after a surprisingly big fall in U.S. retail sales. The greenback added about 0.2 percent to 117.59 yen, after skidding as low as 116.07 yen on Wednesday, a level last seen on Dec. 16.

  • *Dollar softer across the board after retail sales data. SYDNEY, Jan 15- The dollar nursed losses early on Thursday, having retreated across the board after a surprisingly big fall in U.S. retail sales pulled U.S. yields sharply lower. As a result, the dollar fell as far as 116.07 yen, a level last seen on Dec. 16.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- The dollar slid to a four-week low against the yen on Wednesday after the U.S. interest rate outlook was muddied by a surprise drop in December U.S. retail sales data, covering the holiday shopping season. The greenback has fallen four straight days versus the yen and was on track for its first monthly loss since June 2014. "The weak retail sales and the...

  • *U.S. retail sales show unexpected drop. NEW YORK, Jan 14- The dollar dropped to a four-week low against the yen on Wednesday after data showed a surprise drop in U.S. retail sales last month, despite the holiday season, which muddied the outlook for interest rates this year. "The big factor for the dollar was the collapse in U.S. rates and this has been triggered by...