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  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japanese life insurers are looking to buy more foreign bonds in the six months to March as yields on domestic bonds have fallen to uneconomical levels due to the Bank of Japan's massive purchases as part of its monetary easing programme. Investment plans by Japanese life insurers, which collectively manage more than 180 trillion yen of assets, are...

  • Mirza Baig, Asian Currency Strategist at BNP Paribas, outlines his investment strategy following the Fed's decision. He later explains why he expects the dollar-yen pair to hit 124 by end-2015.

  • *Kiwi slides on softer New Zealand rate outlook. TOKYO, Oct 30- Asian stocks fell and the dollar surged to a three-week high versus the yen after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 30- Asian stocks dipped and the dollar hovered at three-week highs versus the yen after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.5 percent in early Asian trade on Thursday. Tokyo's Nikkei bucked the trend and rose 0.3 percent, taking heart from a significantly weaker yen.

  • Dollar-yen to hit 120 in 6-12 months: Experts     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group and Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, discuss their forecasts for the dollar-yen pair.

  • Buy the dollar against euro, yen: Pro     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says investors should buy the dollar against low yielding currencies like the euro and yen as the U.S. Federal Reserve approaches a rate hike.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 28- The U.S. dollar nursed modest losses on Tuesday, having slipped overnight after soft economic data tempered risk appetite and pushed safe-haven U.S. debt yields lower. The greenback eased to 107.805 yen, retreating from Monday's near three-week peak of 108.38. It also ceded a bit of ground against the euro, which last traded at $1.2711 off...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares and investors confidently awaited upcoming earnings announcements. "Japan's our top pick market to buy back as we head into earnings season," said Jonathan Garner, managing director of research at Morgan Stanley, citing yen weakness as a driver of profit growth.

  • Will US stocks follow Europe lower? Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:01 AM ET
    A New York City Department of Health and Hospitals Police (NYHP) officer walks past the entrance to Bellevue Hospital October 23, 2014 after a doctor who recently returned to New York from West Africa was rushed with a fever t o be tested for possible Ebola, the city's health department said.

    The diagnosis of a New York Ebola case pushed Europe stocks lower, spurring worries that Wall Street may give up recent gains.

  • *Sterling eyes Q3 UK GDP data. LONDON, Oct 24- The euro slipped on Friday, as investors were cautious ahead of the results on Sunday of stress tests on euro zone banks, while the yen was underpinned by safe-haven flows due to a fresh Ebola scare in New York. The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • Ebola to weigh on dollar-yen, Aussie dollar: Pro     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the dollar-yen pair and the Australian currency could see downside risks after New York City's first Ebola case.

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen pulled away from two-week lows against the dollar on Friday on safe-haven bids as U.S. stock futures tumbled on reports that a New York doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus. "I think, next week the market will be more event-driven, with the FOMC and the Bank of Japan, so the downside should be limited," he said, adding that support at...


  • *Wall Street rally& higher U.S. yields lift dollar/yen. *Ebola scare in New York watched. SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen languished at two-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having come under renewed pressure overnight after an encouraging rally on Wall Street dampened demand for the safe haven currency.

  • Go long safe-haven currencies for now: Barclays     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says factors like geopolitical risks will continue to weigh on the U.S. dollar and explains what that means for FX traders.

  • Kyle Bass warns QE end will shake up markets Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital.

    A huge divergence in monetary policy around the world will put the macro in focus and weigh on markets, says hedge funder Kyle Bass.

  • Nikkei’s wild ride – Strap in or jump off? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.