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  • *Iran talks extend past deadline, crude extends losses. TOKYO, April 1- Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo's Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. Crude oil prices continued to decline as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply...

  • Yen to weaken further? Maybe not: Expert   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Yen to weaken further? Maybe not: Expert

    With Japan's economy improving, the Bank of Japan is unlikely to ease further, which means the yen will trade more like a normal currency, says Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley.

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down vs yen after BOJ tankan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 1- The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment. The dollar slipped about 0.2 percent to 119.90 yen, touching its session lows after the tankan release and moving back toward a...

  • Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so

    Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.

  • FOREX-Yen, Aussie hit hard as dollar gains traction Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    *Dollar posts biggest one-day gain in over a month vs yen. SYDNEY, March 31- The dollar was firmer against most of its peers early on Tuesday, having posted its biggest one-day rally in over a month against the yen and notching up solid gains on its Australian counterpart. The dollar fetched 120.15 yen, well off Monday's trough of 119.105.

  • Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, explains why Singapore's real estate investment trusts look attractive. He also describes his bullish stance on Japan.

  • Here's the big FX trade for this week   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Here's the big FX trade for this week

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, explains why lower dollar-yen is the big trade in the week ahead.

  • Reading Japan's February industrial production   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Reading Japan's February industrial production

    As Japanese manufacturers cut production to clear inventory, factory output for February saw a wider-than-expected fall, says Jesper Koll, managing director & head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan.

  • SYDNEY, March 30- The dollar started trade on Monday pretty much where it closed in New York after the head of the U.S. central bank assured investors that the path back to' normal' interest rates will only occur at a gradual pace. The dollar fetched 119.24 yen versus 119.11 late in New York on Friday. "Yellen went to great length to detail why rate hikes would not be...

  • When to expect more BOJ easing?   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    When to expect more BOJ easing?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar posted minor gains against the euro on Friday while slipping slightly against the yen and the Swiss franc as bullish bets on the dollar lost some steam ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen will speak on monetary policy in San Francisco at 3:45 p.m. EST and traders will keep an ear out for clues on when the...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar held steady versus the yen on Friday but was on track for a second weekly loss after the U.S. Market participants were cautious about taking aggressive positions in the run-up to a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday. The dollar is likely to see some range-trading against the yen for now, said Stephen Innes, senior...

  • BOJ may tolerate weak data: DBS   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 AM ET
    BOJ may tolerate weak data: DBS

    Tie Ying Ma, Economist at DBS, says the central bank has indicated that it will tolerate low consumer inflation data as a temporary phenomenon.

  • Expect more BOJ easing: HSBC   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Expect more BOJ easing: HSBC

    Dominic Bunning, FX strategist at HSBC, expects more monetary stimulus this year on the back of recent weak inflation figures.

  • SYDNEY, March 27- A sudden turnaround in the dollar's fortunes overnight saw the currency trading broadly higher early in Asia on Friday, but still on track to end softer for a second straight week. Against the yen, it rallied to 119.28 yen, from a one-month low of 118.33. The euro eased back to $1.0876 from $1.10525, failing to stay above $1.1000 for a fourth time in the...

  • The euro hit $1.10525 early Thursday, its highest since a nearly two-week high of $1.10625 on March 18 after the Fed released its latest policy statement, before erasing its gains. Analysts said the euro has seen selling pressure above the $1.10 mark on the view that the European Central Bank's new bond-buying stimulus program should weaken the currency...

  • LONDON, March 26- The dollar sank to a five-week low against the yen on Thursday, hit by the combination of another round of weaker-than-expected U.S. data and a bid for traditional safe havens by investors worried about stock markets and Gulf oil supplies. News that Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Middle East had launched air strikes against Iran- allied forces...

  • FOREX-Yen, franc surge on Saudi worries, dollar weakens Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- The dollar sank to a five-week low against the yen on Thursday, hit by the combination of another round of poor U.S. data and a bid for traditional safe havens by investors worried about stock markets and oil supplies out of the Middle East. News that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies had launched air strikes against Iran- allied forces in Yemen...

  • FOREX-Dollar drifts lower, undermined by soft U.S. data Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:10 AM ET

    *Forex market reaction muted to Yemen escalation, oil price surge. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 26- The U.S. dollar ground lower in small ranges on Thursday, edging towards a four-week low against the yen in the wake of disappointing U.S. data that suggested the greenback's recent rally is on ice for now. News that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies had launched air strikes...

  • TOKYO, March 25- Purchases of foreign stocks and bonds by Japan's giant pension funds and other big investors in 2015 could be their highest for at least a decade, if they keep pace with the $42 billion splurged during the first two months. The outflows would wash away support that the yen could expect from a trade balance which, helped by cheap world oil prices and...