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  • This week, all eyes on the euro and yen  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.

  • *Soft U.S. retail sales, jobless claims halt dollar's advance. TOKYO, Feb 13- The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after soft U.S. economic data halted its advance against peers such as the yen and euro while the market awaited further developments in Greek debt negotiations. The dollar slipped 0.2 percent to 118.94 yen, knocked down from a five-week high of...

  • Riksbank's rate cut wasn't a surprise: HSBC  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    Amid a low inflationary environment worldwide, central banks will likely do more hence the rate cut by Sweden's central bank wasn't totally unexpected, says Dominic Bunning, FX strategist at HSBC.

  • *Soft U.S. retail sales, jobless claims halt dollar's advance. TOKYO, Feb 13- The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after soft U.S. economic data halted its surge against peers such as the yen and euro while the market awaited further developments in Greek debt negotiations. The dollar traded at 119.04 yen, knocked down from a five-week high of 120.48 touched on...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- Gold rose on Thursday, rebounding from a five-week low hit in earlier trade, on an easing dollar versus the Japanese yen and uncertainty over Greece's debt. Spot gold fell to its lowest since Jan. 9 at $1,216.45 an ounce, before recovering to trade up 0.4 percent at $1,223.78 by 1050 GMT. European shares rose as investors welcomed Sweden's central bank...

  • *Euro steady after Greece meeting ends without agreement. LONDON, Feb 12- The Swedish crown hit a six-year low against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank in Stockholm surprised many investors by launching a stimulus programme and cutting interest rates. "Clearly they've been more aggressive than expected," said Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at...

  • Here's a positive sign for corporate Japan  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the jump in December's core machinery orders before the implementation of a corporate tax cut, signals a positive outlook for corporate Japan.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Gold struggled to recover from overnight losses on Wednesday as a stronger dollar offset safe-haven bids over uncertainties about Greece's future in the euro zone. *The dollar hovered at one-month highs versus the yen early on Wednesday, bolstered by gains in Treasury yields, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept a cloud over...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar hovered at one-month highs versus the yen early on Wednesday, bolstered by gains in Treasury yields, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept a cloud over the euro. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, an inflation hawk, said a June hike was an "attractive option" and San Francisco Fed President John Williams said economic...

  • *Euro under pressure over Greece. Treasury yields, while the euro was weighed down by official comments and media reports on the progress of discussions over a new debt deal for Greece. The euro sank below $1.13 in morning trade in Europe, but recovered some of its losses after a report said European officials would make a compromise proposal to give Athens...

  • FOREX-Yen rises on worries about Greece, Ukraine Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    *Focus on Greece and Ukraine in absence of economic data. NEW YORK, Feb 9- The yen firmed against the dollar and euro on Monday as investors sought safety in the Japanese currency on worries about the conflict in Ukraine and Greece's future in the eurozone. "If Greece should eventually leave the euro, it could mean much uncertainty and a period of turmoil for markets,"...

  • *Euro reverses gains on worries about Greece, Ukraine. LONDON, Feb 9- The yen gained against the dollar and euro on Monday as investors fretted over the conflict in Ukraine as well as Greece's future in the euro zone. President Barack Obama later in the day to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, where nine troops and seven civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours...

  • In the third quarter alone, when Nissan's earnings eclipsed analyst estimates, discounts cost the automaker around $3,500 per vehicle, according to researcher Autodata. But the strength of dollar sales in yen terms drove up income, helping Nissan offset weaker-than-expected demand in China and Russia. Nissan raised its operating profit forecast by 6.5...

  • YOKOHAMA, Feb 9- Nissan Motor Co lifted its annual earnings forecast on Monday, expecting its highest operating profit in seven years due to favourable currency movement and further cost cuts. Nissan raised its operating profit projection to 570 billion yen for the year to end-March from the previously forecast 535 billion yen. Nissan also changed its dollar...

  • These factors will work in Nissan's favor  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 10:21 PM ET

    Vivek Vaidya, vice president of Automotive at Frost & Sullivan, says rising sales volumes in the U.S. and Europe, along with a weak yen, will benefit Nissan, which is releasing third-quarter earnings on Monday.

  • Aflac CEO: Filling insurance void in Japan  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    Daniel Amos, Aflac chairman & CEO, discusses the company's fourth quarter results and exposure to the yen. Also Amos explains the company's "one day pay" policy.

  • *Greenback fares better against yen as Tokyo shares surge. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Feb 4- The dollar nursed broad losses on Wednesday, having suffered its biggest one-day fall in over a year as it came under pressure from many fronts amid oil-fueled gains by commodity currencies. The euro's rally from Tuesday's low of $1.1312 went as far as $1.1534.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 3- The Australian dollar skidded more than one U.S. cent to a six-year low on Tuesday and plunged more than two percent against the yen after the Reserve Bank of Australia slashed interest rates to a record low. The Aussie dropped as far as $0.7650, from around $0.7790 before the central bank's announcement. Against the yen, the Aussie was down 2.2...

  • Nikkei falls as weak U.S. data sours sentiment Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    *Oil beneficiary stocks underperform as oil prices extend gains. TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. economic data weighted on sentiment, while airlines and rubber makers continued to drop on a rebound in oil prices. "The Japanese market would have been strong if currency investors were taking risks and the strong dollar/yen...

  • QE spawns new acronym—meet ZYNY Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    The ZYNY world – or zero-yield to negative-yield – is set to drive another wave of yield chasers in the markets, JPMorgan said.