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  • *Yen gains after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. A Greek official said Greece will miss a $1.77 billion debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday, after the country's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline. Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced bank holidays and other capital controls to keep banks...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a $1.77 billion debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday as the country's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline. Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced bank holidays and other capital controls to keep...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. LONDON, June 29- The euro proved broadly resilient on Monday to Greece's moving one step closer to an exit from the single currency, helped by intervention by the Swiss National Bank and investors concluding that the situation in Athens still has some way to run. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a...

  • *Yen sharply higher after Greece fails to reach deal, sets vote. LONDON, June 29- The euro came off its lows on Monday as the Swiss National Bank said it intervened in the market to weaken the franc, with the single currency little changed on the day after initial steep losses on concerns that Greece was on the brink of default. Greece looks virtually certain to miss a...

  • Japan's economy offered a mixed reading Monday, with retail sales for May beating expectations while industrial production disappointed.

  • LONDON, June 26- The euro fell against the safe haven Swiss franc and yen on Friday as investors cut exposure to the single currency before the weekend amid worries over whether Greece and its creditors can avert a debt default. Still, many investors and fund managers held out hopes that a last-minute deal could be stitched to keep Greece in the euro zone.

  • LONDON, June 26- The euro fell against the safe haven yen and Swiss franc on Friday, as investors cut exposure to the single currency before the weekend amid worries over whether a deal between Greece and its creditors can be struck to avert a debt default. Greece failed again on Thursday to clinch a deal with its international creditors, setting up a last-ditch...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 26- The dollar lost some ground on the yen but edged up against the euro on Friday, as Greece's continued struggle to reach a funding deal with lenders kept the common currency on tenterhooks. The euro stood at $1.1191, down about 0.1 percent after drifting in a razor-thin $1.1179- $1.1208 range, even narrower than its slim $1.1153- $1.1228 range on...

  • Japan's back-sliding on fiscal reform puts BOJ in bind Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    Shubiya district, Tokyo, Japan

    The Japanese government's backsliding on promises to rein in spending is putting the BOJ in a bind, limiting its scope to expand its monetary stimulus.

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • TOKYO, June 25- The dollar dipped versus the yen on Thursday, awaiting U.S. data for fresh cues after giving back gains following an impasse in Greek debt negotiations. The U.S. currency dipped 0.2 percent to 123.63 yen, pulling back from a one-week high of 124.38 reached overnight after data showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter but less than...

  • *Meeting by European Union leaders later in day next in focus. TOKYO, June 25- The dollar steadied after giving back gains against the yen early on Thursday as debt negotiations to avert a Greek debt default hit a bump, while the euro treaded water after showing a more limited response. "Euro/dollar responded less compared to dollar/yen as underlying optimism that...

  • Will BOJ step on the monetary pedal in July? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Will BOJ step on the monetary pedal in July?

    Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) could ease monetary policy further, but it will not be in July.

  • FOREX-Dollar rallies on rate hike view as euro skids Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:40 PM ET

    *Euro back below $1.1200, near 138.00 yen. SYDNEY, June 24- The dollar hovered at its highest in over a week against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, a day after its biggest one-day bounce this month as the market's focus shifted from Greece to prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. It last stood at $1.11700, little changed from late New York levels.

  • FOREX-Guarded optimism on Greek deal gives euro a bump Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 22- The euro edged higher against the U.S. dollar, yen and Swiss franc on Monday as a new cash-for-reforms offer from Greece raised hopes a tangible deal is taking shape that will help Athens avoid a default on its debts. The ministers agreed to reconvene before the week is over, after Greece has thrashed out details with its international creditors...

  • LONDON, June 22- The euro rose against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Monday, as a new Greek offer for a cash-for-reforms deal raised hopes of an agreement between the debt-laden country and its creditors, boosting investors' risk appetite. The euro, whose resilience has surprised many in the face of growing worries that Greece could default and leave the...

  • Asia’s week ahead: All eyes on Greece Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Greece's drama is nearing a potentially catastrophic denouement, likely hijacking market attention from economic pulse checks on China and Japan this week.

  • TOKYO, June 19- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the yen's current weakness was not inflicting severe pain on the economy, toning down an earlier warning to markets against pushing the currency too far down. "At present, I don't think yen declines are causing severe damage to Japan's economy," Kuroda told reporters on Friday. The BOJ board voted 8-1 to...

  • Soon, the BOJ will tell you what it's thinking Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 3:01 AM ET
    A Japanese flag flies atop the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The BOJ stood pat on its monetary easing program, but it took steps to improve its transparency by releasing more information about its decisions.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, June 19- The dollar held steady near a one-month low against a basket of major currencies on Friday, after tame U.S. inflation data added to uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates. The yen showed limited reaction after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged as expected, reiterating its pledge to...