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  • TOKYO, Dec 17- Japan's exports grew for a third straight month in November from a year earlier, but much more slowly than expected and despite a sharp fall in the yen as slowing demand in Asia and Europe dampened trade. "Exports to Asia and Europe were weak. "I still expect shipments to remain firm as the U.S. economy continues to help spur output in Asia and Japan.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- World markets braced for more volatility on Wednesday as tumbling oil prices and a brewing financial crisis in Russia sent investors stampeding for safe havens such as the yen and U.S. The jump in the yen is likely to pressure Japan's Nikkei while fears of capital flight will haunt emerging markets across Asia. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone on monetary policy, while a slide in oil prices pushed the Russian rouble to new lows and boosted the safe-haven yen. "That the FOMC sounds dovish either in the statement or the press conference is certainly a risk to the...

  • "Oil plunging... is causing volatility in currencies and causing people to take profit in the dollar," said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York. The threat that tumbling oil prices pose to Russia's economy, along with the Russian central bank's failure to halt the currency's plunge through an emergency rate hike, led the Russian...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Turmoil gripped global foreign exchange markets on Tuesday, driving investors to the safety of the yen and the Swiss franc as Russia's rouble went into a tailspin and oil prices fell below $60 a barrel. "It is contagion from Russia. Anything related to oil is being sold off, "said Carl Hammer, chief currency strategist, at SEB, Stockholm.

  • *Crown falls to 4- yr low after Sweden holds rates. LONDON, Dec 16- The yen hit a one-month high against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday as investors bought safe-haven currencies amid a slide in oil prices that has triggered a bout of volatility across asset classes. Analysts say a deeper economic contraction in Russia will have a negative impact on global growth,...

  • *Yen firm on concerns of more trouble at energy producers. TOKYO, Dec 16- The yen hit a two-week high versus the dollar on Tuesday as investors shunned riskier assets, while the rouble- a major victim of plunging oil prices- rebounded after the Russian central bank hiked rates to halt its currency's collapse. The yen rose 0.4 percent to 117.30 to the dollar, its highest...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- The Russian rouble rebounded from record lows on Tuesday after the Russian central bank hiked interest rates to halt a collapse in its currency, while the backdrop of falling oil prices and concerns over global growth supported the safe-haven yen. U.S. crude futures fell 3.3 percent on Monday after OPEC once again said it will not cut oil output...

  • The rouble weakened beyond 60 roubles per dollar for the first time as 5-1/ 2- year lows in oil prices threatened Russia's economy. Sales of oil and gas are Russia's chief source of export revenue, while tougher U.S. sanctions on Moscow, which were set out in a bill passed by U.S. Congress Friday, added to Russia's economic woes. "The viciousness of the decline in oil...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Monday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a less-dovish stance on monetary policy at the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday, while risk aversion on lower oil prices underpinned the yen. "The market is setting up for a less-dovish-sounding FOMC this week," said Martin Schwerdtfeger, a foreign...

  • *Europe shares steady after biggest weekly loss in 3-1/ 2 years. LONDON, Dec 15- Oil prices touched fresh 5-1/ 2- year lows on Monday, spurring an emerging market selloff as demand for the safe-haven yen picked up while European stocks stabilised after their worst week since 2011.. Indonesia's rupiah sank to a six-year trough and Russia's rouble hit record lows.

  • FOREX-Yen rises in choppy trading, euro on defensive Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters- The yen rose on Monday as financial markets shrugged off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's widely expected election win, while a new low for euro zone inflation expectations kept the bloc's currency on the defensive. Japan's Nikkei stock average fell 1.6 percent. The euro extended losses against the yen as investors digested the...

  • *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen climbed against the dollar and euro in extremely choppy trading on Monday, as investors took their cues from slumping Japanese shares and rising risk aversion. Japan's Nikkei stock average was down 1.3 percent in afternoon trade.

  • *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The dollar quivered in choppy trading against the yen on Monday as oil prices continued to sink on a weak outlook for global demand, while risk aversion pressured U.S. It remained above a two-week low of 117.44 yen touched last Thursday, and a considerable distance away from a seven-year high...

  • FOREX-Yen gains as Nikkei sags after Japan election Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen gained early on Monday after stocks sagged following a big victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in an election on Sunday, while oil prices continued to sink on a weak outlook for global demand. On Friday, the Paris- based International Energy Agency cut its...

  • *Oil price plunge knocks Norway, Canadian dollar lower. NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar cut its losses against the euro, extended gains against the yen and reached an 11- year high against the Norwegian crown on plunging oil prices and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data on Friday. U.S. consumer sentiment rose to an eight-year high in December, above...

  • *Oil price plunge knocks Norway, Canadian dollar lower. NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar cut its losses against the euro, extended gains against the yen and reached an 11- year high against the Norwegian crown on plunging oil prices and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data on Friday. U.S. consumer sentiment rose to an eight-year high in December, above...

  • What if Abe’s election gamble doesn't pay off? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Supporters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) at a rally as Prime Minister and ruling LDP leader Shinzo Abe delivers a campaign speech at Omiya, suburban Tokyo on December 9, 2014

    Japan Prime Minister Abe's election gamble is expected to end in a respectable, if not landslide, victory, but some are concerned the bid may fail.

  • Oil's slide a black swan event?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management; Richard Mallinson, Energy Aspects, and Scott Nations, NationShares, discuss oil's decline, global currencies, and the markets.

  • *Coming up: U.S. Weekly jobless claims, retail sales. SINGAPORE, Dec 11- Gold reversed early gains to move further away from a seven-week high on Thursday as the dollar got some respite against the yen, dulling the metal's appeal as a hedge. Gold tends to fall in tandem with oil as weaker energy prices dull the metal's appeal as a hedge against oil-led inflation.