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  • *Dollar hits 124.920 yen, highest since Dec. 2002. *Greece misses self-imposed deadline for reaching agreement. "There is an element of relief there," said Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at CitiFX in New York.

  • Greece misses self-imposed deadline for reaching agreement. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, June 1- The euro was on the defensive on Monday after Greece missed a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default. "There are now just four more sleeps until Friday, whereupon Greece will meet or miss its...

  • Fidelity: Japan workers need to earn more   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Japan workers need to earn more

    Japanese workers need to earn more to spend more, says Alexander Treves, head of equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988

    Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • Japanese consumers remain the weak link Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:19 PM ET

    Japan data painted a divergent picture, with industrial production and inflation beating forecasts, but consumers kept their wallets shut despite a better jobs picture.

  • Too early to rule out Japan consumers: Goldman   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Too early to rule out Japan consumers: Goldman

    Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, explains why she remains upbeat about higher wages and real income growth in Japan over the coming months.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The euro rose on Thursday as Greece fought to reach an agreement with its lenders to avoid an imminent default, but mixed signals on the state of the negotiations kept other markets little changed. Creditors said progress in talks with Greece was too slow and a deal was still out of reach, a euro zone official told Reuters. I'm looking for an...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The dollar climbed to a 12-1/ 2- year high against the yen on Thursday before pulling back as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year while Japan's monetary policy remains ultra-loose. This reminds investors U.S. rates are moving up later this year and has revived the dollar's appeal since last week, "said Omer Esiner, chief...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The U.S. dollar on Thursday hit its highest against the yen since 2002 while stocks fell after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head played down talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. "We are all in the process of working towards a solution for Greece, and I would not say that we already have reached substantial results,"...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The U.S. dollar hit its highest against the yen since 2002, while global stocks cascaded lower after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. "We are all in the process of working towards a solution for Greece, and I would not say that we already have reached substantial...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises to 12-1/2-year peak vs yen Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    *Dollar hits highest vs yen since December 2002. NEW YORK, May 28- The dollar climbed to a 12-1/ 2- year high against the yen on Thursday as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year while Japanese monetary policy remains ultra-loose. This reminds investors U.S. rates are moving up later this year and has revived the dollar's appeal since last...

  • FOREX-Rallying dollar powers to 12-1/2-yr high vs yen Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:20 AM ET

    *Dollar touches 124.36 yen, highest level since December 2002. LONDON, May 28- The dollar powered to a 12-1/ 2- year high against the yen on Thursday, as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year while monetary policy remains ultra-loose in Japan. The dollar soared to 124.36 yen as a rise in Tokyo stocks also helped to boost risk appetite and hurt...

  • Share markets in China, Hong Kong, Australia skid. LONDON, May 28- The dollar took a breather on Thursday after hitting its highest level against the yen since 2002, and stocks stuttered as high-flying Chinese shares tumbled and European officials downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. Commodity markets rebounded as the dollar's momentum...

  • The greenback soared as high as 124.30 yen, as a rise in Tokyo stocks also helped to boost risk appetite and hurt the safe-haven yen, which has been under pressure from the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary stimulus since 2013.. Against the euro, the dollar weakened by 0.4 percent to $1.0948 after European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny...

  • *Share markets in China, Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- An index of Asian shares fell on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled its highest level against the yen since 2002 on expectations the U.S.

  • *Nikkei's winning streak is longest since Feb 1988 Nikkei has risen 5.0 pct over 10 days. TOKYO, May 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, extending its gains to a 10th day as investors hoped exporters' earnings will rise after the dollar hit its highest against the yen since December 2002. The dollar's surge against the yen gathered pace during Asian...

  • For firms, FX hedging isn't a long-term solution: Pro   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    For firms, FX hedging isn't a long-term solution: Pro

    Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, discusses the threat of currency shifts on companies such as Japanese electronics maker Sony.

  • *USD touches 124.30 yen, highest level since December 2002. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 28- The dollar hit its highest since December 2002 against the yen on Thursday due to expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year, while the Australian dollar struck a six-week low following disappointing capital expenditure data. The greenback soared as high as...

  • *Share markets in China Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares shed gains on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled a 13- year peak against the yen as it rallied on expectations the U.S.

  • Tracking the impact of currency shifts on Japan Inc   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Tracking the impact of currency shifts on Japan Inc

    Amid the rise in dollar-yen this week, Ajay Sunder, vice president for ICT at Frost & Sullivan, examines the impact of a weaker yen on export-oriented names like Toyota Motor and Sony.