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  • Japanese finally spending? Retail sales pick up Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:26 PM ET

    Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, bolstering the BOJ's view that consumer spending is picking up in a recovering economy.

  • Are things improving in Japan? Not really: Pro   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Are things improving in Japan? Not really: Pro

    Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, says there is a danger of competitive devaluation between Europe and Japan and adds that Japan needs to roll out more comprehensive reforms.

  • *USD holds near 124.00 yen, consolidates vs other peers. SYDNEY, May 28- The dollar hovered at eight-year highs against the yen early on Thursday, having stopped short of breaking above its 2007 peak as it consolidated recent gains against the euro and other peers. The greenback popped above 124.00 yen for the first time since June 2007, but lost steam after reaching...

  • Does this dollar rally have legs? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    The dollar looks to be back on top against the euro and the yen, and analysts say the party may last for the rest of the year.

  • Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia

    Riad Younes, co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, says improvements in corporate governance are driving Japan's equity market and discusses the effect of a weak yen.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the movements of the Japanese yen and explains why his 2 percent inflation target is "reasonable."

  • FOREX-Dollar hits 8-year high vs yen, euro slips Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    *Greece debt concerns compound euro's weakness. "We broke out of a technical pattern because of the general dollar strength," Marc Chandler, chief global currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman& Co. in New York, said of the Japanese currency. Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said earlier Wednesday while recent movements reflected the dollar's...

  • LONDON, May 27- Financial market trading revolved around the U.S. dollar on Wednesday with European shares rallying on the back of a weak euro and U.S. shares and commodities struggling. At midsession in Europe, the dollar was up 0.5 percent against the yen at 123.68 yen, its highest since June 2007. The fact that bets against the yen have been so much less crowded than...

  • TOKYO/ SAPPORO, Japan, May 27- Japanese policymakers on Wednesday offered mild but harmonised verbal warnings against excess currency turbulence, cautioning markets against pushing the yen down too rapidly. "In general, excessive exchange-rate volatility is undesirable," Kyodo news agency quoted Finance Minister Taro Aso as telling reporters before...

  • 125: The next target for dollar-yen?   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:50 PM ET
    125: The next target for dollar-yen?

    A resumption of a "moderate dollar uptrend" in the second half of 2015 will likely bring dollar-yen up to the 125 level, says Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore.

  • The Bank of Japan's decision makers remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to keep, meeting minutes show.

  • *Dollar jumps above 123.00 yen, euro slides below $1.09. SYDNEY, May 27- The dollar held on to broad gains early on Wednesday, having rallied to an eight-year high against the yen after a batch of upbeat data bolstered the case for a U.S. interest rate hike this year. It also rose against the euro, which slid to its lowest since April 28 at $1.0864.

  • FOREX-U.S. data drive dollar gains of over 1 percent Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.32 yen, a...

  • FOREX-Dollar gains top 1 percent on U.S. rates outlook Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.28 yen, a...

  • WARSAW, May 26- The dollar rose 1 percent against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, extending gains since a round of improved inflation data last Friday and driving the euro below $1.09 for the first time in a month. In the first proper trade in London since a long holiday weekend, some pointed to growing nerves over Greece, as well as a fall back in German government...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold drops to 2-week low as dollar rallies Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    *Gold falls below $1,200/ oz, dollar at 8- year high vs yen. SINGAPORE, May 26- Gold fell nearly 1 percent to a two-week low on Tuesday as the dollar pushed higher following recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the U.S. central bank's tightening bias on monetary policy. Gold's correlation with the dollar has started to strengthen...

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar was firm near a two-month high against the yen on Monday and held gains against the euro after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation supported the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the central bank was poised to raise rates in 2015 also shored up...

  • Why JP Morgan is bullish on Japan stocks   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Why JP Morgan is bullish on Japan stocks

    Factors such as improved corporate governance will buoy Japanese equities, says Nicholas Weindling, fund manager at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Yellen was more hawkish than expected: Westpac   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Yellen was more hawkish than expected: Westpac

    Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says Fed chair Janet Yellen's comments last week indicate that she is betting on a rebound in the second quarter.

  • Tracking the risks of a stronger US dollar   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 9:13 PM ET
    Tracking the risks of a stronger US dollar

    As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.