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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 3- The dollar pulled back a little from an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar stealing the spotlight as it surged after the Reserve Bank of Australia stood pat on interest rates. The U.S. currency also was pressured against the yen after Etsuro Honda, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime...

  • Fast Retailing will see 'healthy' sales data: Pro  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 PM ET

    Mikihiko Yamato, deputy head of Research at JI Asia, expects a positive number for Fast Retailing's February sales data due to higher consumer traffic compared to the same period a year ago.

  • SYDNEY, March 3- The U.S. dollar hovered just below a fresh 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, as rising Treasury yields helped it prevail against the euro in a choppy session. The index rose as the euro slid back below $1.1200 and as the greenback hit a near three-week high of 120.19 yen. The euro zone common currency last stood at...

  • Dollar nudges 11-year high as euro gives up gains Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    The dollar edged up with the greenback touching an 11-year peak despite soft economic data.

  • FOREX-Dollar touches 11-year peak as euro gains fade Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. The yen was off 0.45 percent at 120.07 yen to the dollar in late-morning New York trade. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St Louis.

  • Dollar flat, set to extend monthly winning streak Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    The dollar index ended stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving data and comments from Fed officials.

  • Pay hikes coming soon in Japan: CLSA  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.

  • Swiss franc losing its luster?  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Former Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O'Neill shares his thoughts on currencies and shorting the Swiss franc. Also O'Neill weighs in on why he thinks the U.S. structural story is not so powerful.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Feb 25- The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed won't be rushed into kicking off the U.S. interest rate tightening cycle. In closely watched remarks before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Yellen said the Fed is preparing to consider interest rate hikes "on a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 25- The dollar edged down against the yen and euro early on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen held back from giving a clear view on when the Fed may begin raising interest rates. In closely watched remarks before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Yellen avoided the word "patient" in describing the Fed's approach to raising...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar rose to a two-week high against the yen on Tuesday ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, which should show whether the U.S. central bank is on track to raise interest rates later this year. A more subdued performance against the euro, where investors were awaiting the reaction of Germany and other euro zone leaders to...

  • *Fed's Yellen testifies to Congress at 1000 EST/ 1500 GMT. LONDON, Feb 24- World shares held near all-time highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece had submitted reform plans and the dollar was firmer on expectations that Fed chair Janet Yellen would keep the bank nudging towards U.S. rate hikes. The dollar gained 0.4 percent to 119.34 yen and was up roughly 0.15...

  • FOREX-New Zealand dollar sags, eyes on Fed's Yellen Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    *Greece presents reform plan on Tuesday. LONDON, Feb 24- The New Zealand dollar was the biggest mover on major currency markets on Monday, diving more than one percent against its U.S. counterpart after a drop in inflation expectations. The yen inched lower against the dollar and the euro was steady as investors awaited the next stage in talks over a temporary...

  • *Greece to present reform plan on Tuesday, misses Monday deadline. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 24- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Tuesday, but traders were wary of making too many bets on the currency ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Against the yen, the dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 119.08 yen, having traded in a range of...

  • *Early euro rise sags, Athens misses deadline to present reforms. TOKYO, Feb 24- The dollar was steady against the yen on Tuesday, with the market wary of taking too many bets on the currency ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen's appearance before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee is drawing extra attention after...

  • Japan wages: Manufacturing consent Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.

  • China calls the shots in Asia's currency war Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:39 PM ET

    As fears of a global currency war grow, all eyes in Asia are on whether China will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown.

  • Japan exports roar ahead in January, trouncing forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    A worker walks through the assembly area at the East Japan Railway's Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Sterling was the biggest mover on major currency markets on Wednesday, driven higher by the latest in a batch of more optimistic signals on Britain's economic prospects ahead of elections in May. In Europe, all eyes remained on Greece and the associated risks to the euro while the yen steadied after a jump driven by the Bank of Japan's confirmation...

  • Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Customer Katsumi Amano withdraws money from his bank account at a Japan Post Co. branch in Hachioji, Japan, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.