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  • 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...

  • FOREX-Euro climbs as Bund/Treasuries yield gap shrinks Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    *German GDP disappoints, France surprises on upside. LONDON, May 13- The euro brushed aside weaker-than-expected German growth numbers on Wednesday, drawing support from a narrowing yield gap between Bunds and U.S. The euro was up broadly, rising 0.4 percent to $1.1260 and 0.3 percent to 134.81 yen.

  • *Sees FY net profit up 3.5 percent to nearly $19 bln. TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said it will crank net profit up to a third straight record this year as cost cuts and rising U.S. sales offset weaker business elsewhere, building on bumper earnings last year powered largely by foreign-exchange gains. That's conservative compared with 120 yen currently, implying...

  • TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said it will crank net profit up to a third straight annual record this year, as rising U.S. sales offset weaker business in Asia after last year's bumper earnings were powered by foreign exchange gains and cost cuts. That's below the average estimate of 2.44 trillion yen from a Thomson Reuters survey of 27 analysts.

  • TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it expected a third straight year of record profit, with rising sales in the U.S. auto market helping it to a modest improvement after a bumper year powered by foreign exchange windfalls and cost cuts. After net profit jumped 19 percent in the year ended March to 2.17 trillion yen, the world's top-selling automaker said...

  • Toyota operating profit could hit record high: Pro   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    Toyota operating profit could hit record high: Pro

    Koji Endo, managing director at Advanced Research, outlines his expectations for Toyota Motor, which is set to announce its earnings for the year to March on Friday.

  • *Greece debt talks hit snags. NEW YORK, May 5- The dollar skidded from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks against the euro as a mixed batch of U.S. economic data added to uncertainty about the pace of future interest rate increases. "May seasonality calls for U.S. dollar gains, but Friday's non-farm payrolls release will be the ultimate determinant...