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  • *Dollar hovers near three-week lows. LONDON, April 10- The dollar weakened to near three-week lows versus the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting disappointed investors positioned for a gradual shift in its monetary policy outlook.

  • *BOJ's Kuroda surprised with hawkish tone in first live briefing. TOKYO, April 10- Japan's central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, gave the yen its biggest boost in over seven months and sent Tokyo stocks tumbling with hawkish comments this week, but his aim was more to jolt market psychology than to signal a change in policy.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- The dollar rebounded from one of its worst performances against the yen on Wednesday as the. The dollar on Tuesday posted its largest one-day fall versus the yen in more than seven months, with investors buying back the Japanese currency after the Bank of Japan held off on additional monetary easing.

  • FOREX-Dollar recovers, central banks seen buying euro Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    LONDON, April 9- The dollar bounced back a third of a percent against the yen on Wednesday after its biggest fall in more than seven months against the Japanese currency, while the New Zealand and Australian dollars both made some progress. A meeting of the Riksbank was an early focus in Europe.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar retook a bit of the ground it lost in the previous session but still languished near a three-week low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, having broken decisively lower as the yen squeezed higher and the euro gained a tailwind.

  • See dollar-yen at 105 by year-end: ANZ     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, explains why he predicts further yen weakness ahead.

  • *FamilyMart tumbles after earnings report. TOKYO, April 9- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week low on Wednesday morning after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's comments the previous day raised doubts over whether the BOJ will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.

  • *Asian shares rise after Wall St snaps 3- day losing streak. TOKYO, April 9- Asian shares rose in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak, but Japanese stocks tumbled after the yen surged on fading hopes of near-term stimulus from the Bank of Japan.

  • SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar languished at three-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, having broken decisively lower as the yen squeezed higher and even the euro gained a tailwind. Traders said the moves were sparked in part by comments from the Bank of Japan on Tuesday that dismissed any need for additional stimulus.

  • Will Japan’s tax hike spur a fiscal crisis? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    Japan's sales tax hike is likely to dent economic growth, with some believing it may shock the country into a recession.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain-hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain- hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.

  • For the second time this week, policymakers from a major central bank dashed expectations for additional stimulus, with the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, saying Tuesday that there was no need for more monetary support to escape deflation.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The yen strengthened on Tuesday as traders dialed back bets against it after the Bank of Japan held off on additional easing and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered little indication more stimulus was likely in the short term.

  • LONDON, April 8- The yen rose on Tuesday, as some investors trimmed bets against it after the Bank of Japan held off from additional easing and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered little indication that more stimulus was likely in the short term. The dollar fell 0.4 percent to a 10- day low of 102.615 yen while the euro shed 0.2 percent to 141.30 yen.

  • Asian stocks mixed after tech tumble, strong yen Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    LONDON— The sell-off in global markets dragged into Tuesday following another Nasdaq-inspired retreat on Wall Street and as investors fretted over the rise in tensions in eastern Ukraine.

  • SINGAPORE, April 8- The dollar slipped against the yen on Tuesday, struggling to gain traction after the Bank of Japan held off from additional easing as expected, with focus turning to a news conference by BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. The dollar last fetched about 102.98 yen, down 0.1 percent on the day.

  • *Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy as expected. TOKYO, April 8- Asian stocks shrugged off their early losses and steadied on Tuesday, though Japanese shares slumped as the yen clung to its gains even after the Bank of Japan held policy steady. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.3 percent.

  • UBS: Two ways to trade dollar-yen right now     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, outlines two trading strategies for currency pair after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged on Tuesday.

  • *Bank of Japan likely to hold policy steady. TOKYO, April 8- Asian stocks slumped in early trading on Tuesday as Wall Street gloom cast a shadow over the session, while caution ahead of the Bank of Japan's meeting outcome limited gains of the safe-haven yen.

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