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  • FOREX-Dollar rallies on rate hike view as euro skids Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:40 PM ET

    *Euro back below $1.1200, near 138.00 yen. SYDNEY, June 24- The dollar hovered at its highest in over a week against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, a day after its biggest one-day bounce this month as the market's focus shifted from Greece to prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. It last stood at $1.11700, little changed from late New York levels.

  • FOREX-Guarded optimism on Greek deal gives euro a bump Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 22- The euro edged higher against the U.S. dollar, yen and Swiss franc on Monday as a new cash-for-reforms offer from Greece raised hopes a tangible deal is taking shape that will help Athens avoid a default on its debts. The ministers agreed to reconvene before the week is over, after Greece has thrashed out details with its international creditors...

  • LONDON, June 22- The euro rose against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Monday, as a new Greek offer for a cash-for-reforms deal raised hopes of an agreement between the debt-laden country and its creditors, boosting investors' risk appetite. The euro, whose resilience has surprised many in the face of growing worries that Greece could default and leave the...

  • Asia’s week ahead: All eyes on Greece Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Greece's drama is nearing a potentially catastrophic denouement, likely hijacking market attention from economic pulse checks on China and Japan this week.

  • TOKYO, June 19- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the yen's current weakness was not inflicting severe pain on the economy, toning down an earlier warning to markets against pushing the currency too far down. "At present, I don't think yen declines are causing severe damage to Japan's economy," Kuroda told reporters on Friday. The BOJ board voted 8-1 to...

  • Soon, the BOJ will tell you what it's thinking Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 3:01 AM ET
    A Japanese flag flies atop the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The BOJ stood pat on its monetary easing program, but it took steps to improve its transparency by releasing more information about its decisions.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, June 19- The dollar held steady near a one-month low against a basket of major currencies on Friday, after tame U.S. inflation data added to uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates. The yen showed limited reaction after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged as expected, reiterating its pledge to...

  • Why the yen may see limited downside from here Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Why the yen may see limited downside from here

    Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore, expects limited yen weakness from here given that the Bank of Japan is no longer actively encouraging yen weakness.

  • FOREX-Dollar outlook darkens, sterling shines Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    SYDNEY, June 19- The dollar wallowed at a fresh one-month low against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, as tame U.S. inflation data added to uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates. The dollar dipped as far as 122.475 yen overnight, continuing to retreat from this week's high of 124.465. A Bank of Japan policy meeting...

  • How to read BOJ Kuroda's remarks on the yen Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    How to read BOJ Kuroda's remarks on the yen

    Masayuki Kichikawa, managing director & chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the comments made by BOJ Governor Kuroda last week about the yen's real effective exchange rate.

  • Why the Nikkei rally is running out of steam Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    Why the Nikkei rally is running out of steam

    Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale, says the rally in Japanese stocks is "getting tired for the time being" due to uncertainty over Bank of Japan's monetary policy.

  • For BOJ, communication is what matters: S&P Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    For BOJ, communication is what matters now: S&P

    Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's, says the Bank of Japan needs to show markets that the central bank is confident of "slaying the deflation dragon."

  • *53 pct of firms would see profit plans hurt at 130 yen to dlr. TOKYO, June 19- One-third of Japanese firms say their profit plans for this business year would be hurt at current yen levels around 120 to 125 to the dollar, and that increases to a majority of companies if the currency weakens further to 130, a Reuters poll showed. A week earlier the yen had slid to a 13- year...

  • TOKYO, June 18- Asian equities firmed on Thursday and the dollar was on the defensive after the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates would rise more slowly than markets had expected. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed about 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei skidded 0.8 percent to a one-week low as the yen gained...

  • FOREX-Dollar up against yen as Fed winds up policy session Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar strengthened against the yen on Wednesday, buoyed by higher U.S. bond yields, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that may signal policymakers are near to hiking short-term interest rates. The dollar also rose against the Australian and New Zealand currencies, which like the yen are especially sensitive to shifts in...

  • LONDON, June 17- The dollar rose against the yen and Antipodean currencies on Wednesday, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could bolster bets that interest rates will rise for the first time in almost a decade in September. The Swiss franc, meanwhile, rallied across the board, climbing to a two-week high against the euro as fears that...

  • Japan exports: Where was the yen impact? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    Japan exports: Where was the yen impact?

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director of Tradewinds, says the fact that a weaker yen has failed to lifted exports means industrial production could slow down.

  • FOREX-Yen dips, euro holds up as Greek storm brews Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:18 AM ET

    LONDON, June 16- The dollar inched higher against the yen on Tuesday, while the euro again proved robust in the face of reports about the prospect of Greece edging into a debt default and departure from the euro. It has been a messy fortnight for major currency markets, with little clarity on how much credence investors really give to the prospect of Greece leaving...

  • TOKYO, June 16- The dollar firmed in Asian trade on Tuesday, as traders braced for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that takes place amid the backdrop of a looming crisis in Greece. The greenback briefly spiked to a session high of 123.81 yen immediately after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he was not making any...

  • *Dollar index modestly higher despite strong U.S. data. SYDNEY, June 12- The dollar clung to modest gains early on Friday, having drifted higher on fresh evidence that the U.S. economy was gaining momentum, while a setback in the Greek debt talks put the euro on the defensive. Against the yen, the greenback bought 123.56 yen, well off this week's trough of 122.46.