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  • *U.S. housing data, tech earnings, China data help risk appetite, dent yen. TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The dollar had a three-month rally until September on the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nippon Life Insurance will "have no choice" but to invest more in foreign bonds if yields on domestic ones remain too low, a company official said on Tuesday. Nippon Life, Japan's largest private insurer with total assets of about 58 trillion yen, said at the start of the 2014/ 15 financial year in April that it wanted to increase yen bond holdings,...

  • *China Q3 GDP +7.3 pct y/y, slightly better than expected. The Aussie dollar, often seen as a liquid proxy of Chinese growth prospects given Australia's large trade exposure to China, rose 0.5 percent on the day to $0.8827. "The absolute China number isn't all that great and the trend has been toward a slower growth rate, so it's probably hard to openly move in the...

  • *Yen stands to gain if China data stokes growth worries. The China data could influence investors' perception on the U.S. "Because slowdown in China is one major reason behind investor concerns on global growth, the data is likely to affect sentiment on the global economy," said Shin Kadota, chief FX strategist in Barclays' Tokyo branch.

  • *Euro rises vs dollar, yen despite weak German data. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a dearth of new data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen. Treasury market and dollar, "said Paresh Upadhyaya,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen. Treasury market and dollar, "said Paresh Upadhyaya, portfolio manager, director of currency strategy at...

  • FOREX-Yen recovers ground as European stocks fall Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 20- The yen recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday as worries about global growth persisted, making investors wary of riskier assets. The European Central Bank, meanwhile, said it had started buying covered bonds, opening a new front in its battle to revive the euro zone economy and keep deflation at bay. The euro held up, and was 0.1 percent...

  • Wall Street rallied and U.S. The greenback got an extra boost against the yen on reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund will significantly increase its allocation for stocks and boost its foreign asset holdings, in turn spurring demand for foreign currencies. "There are a number of factors providing some support for risk at the...

  • *Gold ticks up after two straight sessions of losses. SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Gold edged up on Monday towards a one-month high, recovering from earlier losses, as concerns about a slowdown in the global economy persisted despite strong U.S. data. Gold, along with other safe-haven assets such as bonds and the Japanese yen, had benefited over the past two weeks as investors...

  • *Risk appetites in Asia improve after Wall Street rally. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. "The dollar could extend its gains to the mid-107 yen level if equity market sentiment in Asia and...

  • Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 3.3 percent to 15,018.55, helped in part by exporter stocks as the dollar resumed its rise against the yen. South Korea's Kospi was up 1.5 percent at 1,928.95 and Hong...

  • *Risk appetites in Asia improve after Wall Street rally. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. "The dollar could extend its gains to the mid-107 yen level if equity market sentiment in Asia and...

  • *Risk sentiment in Asia improves after Wall Street rally. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. Taking tips from Friday's rebound on Wall Street, Tokyo's Nikkei, which hit a five-month trough...

  • *23 pct want govt action at about 115 yen; 20 pct at 120 yen. TOKYO, Oct 20- Nearly half of Japanese firms think the government should start defending the yen at this month's dollar high of 110, a Reuters survey shows, underscoring the threat that rising fuel and other import costs pose to a fragile economy. While the yen has since regained some ground to around 106 on...

  • Japan's next catalyst     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    What's moving in Japan, and what's the next catalyst for the economy there, with Melissa Otto, TIAA-CREF director.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The yen edged down on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve policymaker helped revive some appetite for risk, with investors focused on a speech later by Fed chief Janet Yellen. Comments from James Bullard, head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, had already helped settle markets late on Thursday. "Judging from the equity markets today, and the...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 17- The yen was off its recent highs on Friday after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • FOREX-Yen steps back as some calm returns to markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 17- The yen started trade on Friday well off its highs after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The U.S. dollar recovered against the euro and yen on Thursday after stronger U.S. economic data reinforced the view that Wednesday's selloff in the greenback was overdone. "The data today was very important in that it provided reassurance that the U.S. economic outlook hasn't changed drastically," said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 15- The euro wallowed on Wednesday after disappointing data out of Europe knocked the single currency, lifting the dollar index to a one-week high. "It's a different scenario than it was before, when the yen usually gained in risk-off environments on safe-haven bids," said Ayako Sera, senior market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Tokyo.