*Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. LONDON, Sept 18- Lacklustre demand for the ECB's new ultra-cheap loans on Thursday boosted bets it will have to overcome reservations about sovereign bond buying, and left markets eyeing the widening policy divergence from the United States.» Read More
*Asian shares mostly mark time, Tokyo aided by weaker yen. SYDNEY, Sept 12- The U.S. dollar was riding high in Asia on Friday as incessant speculation about the outlook for U.S. interest rates undermined commodity prices and unwound leveraged trades in higher-yielding currencies.
NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar dipped from six-year highs against the yen on Thursday, and the dollar index fell slightly but remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains. The greenback was slightly weaker as Treasuries yields fell after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more strikes in Iraq.
NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar retreated from six-year highs against the yen after data showed that more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, though the dollar index remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains.
LONDON, Sept 11- The dollar powered to a fresh six-year high against the yen on Thursday, while sterling got some respite from a poll that helped calm nerves over Scotland's vote on independence in a week's time.
Paul Sankey, Wolfe Research, explains how weak demand is impacting the price of oil.
Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discusses the likely scenario if Scotland were to become independent.
LONDON, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar powered to a six-year high against the yen on Thursday and sterling recovered some ground after a recent bout of nerves over the prospect of Scotland voting for independence in a week's time.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks were mixed Thursday afternoon as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose a point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,996 as of 3:47 p.m. Eastern.
*Dollar near 6- year high vs yen. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said the kiwi's current level was "unjustified and unsustainable".
Obama will deliver a speech late on Wednesday in which he will vow to attack Islamic State militants "wherever they exist," lay out a strategy for expanding U.S. air strikes in Iraq and, for the first time, strike targets in Syria.
With the Bank of Japan already on an "extreme expansionary trajectory", further easing could be difficult, says Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said its current level is "unjustified and unsustainable". The kiwi sank as far as $0.8180, bringing into view its 2014 trough of $0.8052 set in February.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in Apple shares, while expectations for a stronger economy and thus higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve boosted the dollar to a six-year high against the yen. Worries over a vote for Scottish independence, scheduled for Sept. 18, spooked investors in Europe, where shares closed flat.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar strengthened to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.
LONDON, Sept 10- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen while trouncing the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility to the world's biggest financial market.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a new six-year high against the yen on Wednesday, as the Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses after further gains in U.S. The rise in U.S. yields helped the greenback hit a fresh six-year high of 106.56 yen on the EBS trading platform.
TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday afternoon, erasing earlier losses after the dollar hit another six-year high against the yen, which lifted exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei added 0.2 percent to 15,785.29 in afternoon trade, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.
*Sterling rises, but risk of Scotland independence weighs. But the boost to sterling was fleeting amid growing worries that Scotland may vote for independence. Investors had until late August largely ruled out the chance of Scotland breaking away from the three-century old union.
*Few companies want yen to drop below 110 yen- Reuters poll. TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan is waking up to the reality that a blessing can come with a curse: the weaker yen sought by policymakers has a downside for some companies and the broader economy. By contrast, the Bank of Japan is expected to keep its ultra-easy policy until it meets its target of two percent inflation.