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  • FOREX-Yen gains after BOJ minutes; dollar retreats Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high, while the dollar slipped as data showing a deterioration in consumer confidence overshadowed a surprise upgrade in third-quarter U.S. growth. "I don't see a reason to trade aggressively before Thanksgiving," said Lane Newman, director of...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high and as the dollar struggled to make much headway before a second reading of U.S. growth data. The dollar last traded 0.3 percent lower at 117.96 yen, while the euro was down 0.4 percent at 146.44 yen. "We saw inflows from investors and exporters...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund's holdings of domestic bonds fell below half its assets for the first time in the third quarter, highlighting an aggressive shift to riskier assets in line with a push from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The roughly $25 billion drop in holdings of low-yielding Japanese government bonds by the...

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, standing firm in the face of criticism that last month's monetary easing has accelerated unwelcome falls in the currency.

  • Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says Tuesday's movements indicate that the dollar-yen may have hit its short-term peak on the back of profit-taking.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 25- The euro clung to modest gains early in Asia on Tuesday, having benefited from a short squeeze following an encouraging rebound in German business sentiment. Further supporting the euro zone common currency, the head of the Bundesbank warned about the legal hurdles the European Central Bank would face if it went down the path of printing money to...

  • *China may cut rates again on deflation fears- sources. NEW YORK, Nov 24- The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday due to encouraging German business data and remarks from a top European Central Bank official that cast doubts on whether the bank will take aggressive stimulus measures in the near future. "It looks like there's some discord within the ECB...

  • *China may cut rates again on deflation fears-sources. NEW YORK, Nov 24- The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday due to encouraging German business data and remarks from a top European Central Bank official that cast doubts on whether the bank will take aggressive stimulus measures in the near future. "It looks like there's some discord within the ECB...

  • FOREX-Yen jumps after Japan fin min warns on rapid fall Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 21- The yen rose sharply on Friday after Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the currency's fall over the past week was too rapid, in one of the strongest warnings against a weak yen since Japan started its aggressive monetary stimulus two years ago. His comments triggered profit-taking on yen-selling positions that had built up after the Bank of...

  • FOREX-Dollar takes a breather, upbeat data underpins Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 21- The U.S. dollar paused for breath on Friday as its recent rapid ascent on the yen attracted profit taking, though the market mood remains bullish on the currency given the outperformance of the U.S. economy. Having climbed almost 10 yen since the Bank of Japan sprang its surprise easing in late October, the dollar was overdue some consolidation if not...

  • FOREX-Dollar rally pauses, further yen weakness seen Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    The dollar rose as high as 118.96 yen in overnight trading, the highest since August 2007, and last traded at 118.01 yen. "The trend is very, very strong," said Sebastien Galy, senior foreign exchange analyst at Societe Generale in New York, noting investors are likely to continue pulling assets out of Japan. "At a time when everyone is fretting about disinflation risk,...

  • Otto fired up on Japan     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Bank of America says fund managers are the most bullish they've been on Japan in 9 years. Melissa Otto, TIAA-CREF Active Equity Group director, discusses Japan's surprising drop in GDP.

  • US DOLLAR STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER DATA.

  • US DOLLAR WEAKENS TO SESSION LOWS OF 117.75 YEN, EURO GAINS TO $1.2566.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, JOBLESS CLAIMS.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- The dollar eased off a seven-year peak just shy of 119 yen on Thursday ahead of data that is expected to show U.S. consumer prices moderating as deflationary forces take hold across the globe. The dollar earlier romped as far as 118.98 yen, its highest since August 2007, after minutes from the Federal Reserve suggested the United States is still...

  • Pro expects consumer spending jolt     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    William Lee, Citi, explains why he is concerned about consumer spending amid Federal Reserve uncertainty.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- The dollar powered to a seven-year peak just shy of 119 yen on Thursday after Federal Reserve minutes suggested the United States is still likely to raise interest rates next year, in stark contrast to Japan's ultra-loose policy outlook. The greenback last traded at 118.63 yen, 0.6 percent higher on the day and up around 9 percent since the Bank of...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Nov 20- The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan. The dollar romped as far as 118.64 yen, its highest level since August 2007. The greenback last traded at 118.62 yen, up 0.6...

  • What matters for markets next year: Goldman Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Statues of a bull and a bear outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    It's crystal-ball time for markets and Goldman Sachs is no different, outlining top-10 themes for 2015, eyeing the economic recovery, China and oil.