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  • FOREX-Dollar keeps low profile as CAD takes centre stage Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET

    *Bank of Canada surprises with relatively hawkish spin. SYDNEY, April 16- The dollar nursed modest losses against the yen and euro early on Thursday, but suffered bigger falls versus commodity currencies led by the Canadian dollar. The loonie jumped to three-month highs of C $1.2280 per USD after the Bank of Canada surprised markets yet again, this time by...

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • LONDON, April 14- The yen rose across the board on Tuesday, hitting a two-year high against the euro, after an economic adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that the currency might have fallen too far and needed to retrace some of its losses. Koichi Hamada said on Monday that the yen's level of around 120 per dollar was very weak and that 105 yen to...

  • FOREX-Yen hits 2-year high against a broadly weak euro Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:54 AM ET

    LONDON, April 14- The yen rose to a two-year high against a broadly struggling euro on Tuesday, after an economic adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that the yen might have fallen too far and needed to retrace some of its losses. The yen's rebound also came after the Bank of Japan signaled on Monday that the benefits of its stimulus program were...

  • FOREX-Yen broadly higher in Asia, euro under pressure Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 14- The euro brushed a fresh two-year low against a broadly firmer yen on Tuesday, as the Japanese currency doggedly held on to gains made in the previous session. Analysts and market participants said the trigger for investors to unwind their bearish yen positions overnight was comments from Koichi Hamada, an economic adviser to Japan's...

  • FOREX-Yen broadly higher in Asia, sterling off lows Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    *Antipodeans still struggling after disappointing China data. SYDNEY, April 14- The yen hovered just below a two-year peak against the euro early on Tuesday and was broadly firmer versus other major currencies as investors shed bearish positions overnight. Analysts said the move was triggered by comments from Koichi Hamada, an economic adviser to Japan's...

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in the coming months, while the yen edged higher on uncertainty surrounding the Bank of Japan's easing policies. The dollar's strength against the euro was a "spillover" from last week's commentary from the Fed, said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at...

  • Japanese shares: The best game in town?   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    Japanese shares: The best game in town?

    Japan's Nikkei 225 remains an attractive market, thanks to a weak yen, lower oil prices and a pick-up in the nation's consumer spending, says Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the U.S. dollar on Friday to a 3-1/ 2 week low as falling European interest rates drove investors into greenbacks and the yen. The euro traded around $1.06005, off 0.54 percent on the EBS trading platform. It had slumped to $1.05670, its weakest level since March 17.

  • FOREX-Euro undermined by force of rate differentials Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 10- The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the U.S. dollar on Friday to a 3-1/ 2 week low as falling European interest rates drove investors into greenbacks and the yen. The big picture globally is negative yields in the euro zone and long yields trading at incredibly low yields, substantially lower than Japanese yields, "said Jens...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar rose on Wednesday, gaining against other leading currencies for a third day, as Federal Reserve minutes showed that U.S. policymakers were readying for a possible interest rate hike during 2015.. The euro sank below $1.08 and was last off 0.25 percent at $1.0787, while the dollar was last at 120.10 yen, off 0.14 percent for the day but...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar eased on Wednesday, backing away from a nearly three-week high hit against the yen, as currency traders readied for the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes. Coming off two days of gains, the greenback was down 0.25 percent versus the yen but above session lows touched after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged...

  • LONDON, April 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday, retreating from a near three-week high hit against the yen the previous day, after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged despite slowing inflation. But Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that thanks to easing steps taken last October, a slowdown in inflation had not hurt inflation expectations, reducing the...

  • Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?

    Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."

  • LONDON, April 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday, retreating from a near three-week high hit against the yen the previous day, after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged despite slowing inflation. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told a press conference that thanks to easing steps taken last October, Japan has been able to avoid the slowdown in inflation while...

  • Is BOJ easing working? This expert says no   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    Is BOJ easing working? This expert says no

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.

  • Rangebound trade ahead for dollar-yen: Pro   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Rangebound trade ahead for dollar-yen: Pro

    Robert Rennie, global head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says factors like soft U.S. data could see dollar-yen trading within a range of 118-119.

  • Expect no easing from BOJ: Morgan Stanley   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Expect no easing from BOJ: Morgan Stanley

    Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan and discusses the upswing in dollar-yen.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The dollar stood tall on Wednesday after rallying overnight on bargain-hunting by currency bulls who scooped up the greenback following the tumble induced by weak U.S. non-farm payrolls late last week. The dollar was steady at 120.325 yen after jumping 0.6 percent the previous day, when currency markets returned to full strength following the...

  • Japan is 'on the cusp of a nice rally': Pro   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Japan is 'on the cusp of a nice rally': Pro

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects the rally in Japanese markets to be fueled by cheap valuations and as green shoots start appearing in the economy.