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  • *Yen slips as Tokyo shares push higher on the GPIF report. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 7- The yen sagged against the dollar on Thursday, coming under pressure on news Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund plans to increase its allocation to domestic equities.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 7- The euro nursed broad losses early on Thursday after a batch of disappointing data from Italy and Germany soured sentiment for the currency just hours ahead of a policy review by the European Central Bank.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 5- The dollar was stuck below a 10-1/ 2 month peak against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, taking a breather after U.S. jobs data last week dampened speculation of an earlier-than-expected interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve. The euro held steady near $1.3425, staying just above an eight-month low of $1.3366 plumbed last week.

  • FX COLUMN-Yen may sink as Japan's exports flounder Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 4- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has traveled widely overseas since taking office in December 2012.

  • FOREX-Dollar rally in balance after bumper July Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 4- The yen and Europe's major currencies were steady against the dollar on Monday and well off last week's lows after investors used Friday's robust but lower-than-forecast U.S. jobs report to rebase after three weeks of gains.

  • Dollar-yen could hit 103 this week: Pro     Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, says the Bank of Japan's policy decision this week may trigger yen weakness.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Dollar bulls took a breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. Against the yen, the dollar edged up 0.1 percent to 102.89 yen but stayed below a four-month high of 103.15 yen struck on Wednesday.

  • FOREX-Dollar pauses near highs ahead of jobs data Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    *China PMI to take centre stage in Asia. SYDNEY, Aug 1- Dollar bulls took a breather early on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. The dollar bought 102.78 yen, after peaking at a four-month high of 103.15.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China& euro zone next focus. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 31- The dollar held below a 10- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after soaring on upbeat U.S. growth data, with mixed views from the Federal Reserve tempering the rally.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The U.S. dollar hit fresh eight-month highs against the euro on Tuesday and advanced against the yen and Swiss franc on expectations for positive U.S. economic data and a potentially more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The U.S. dollar hit fresh eight-month highs against the euro on Tuesday and rose slightly against the yen and Swiss franc as traders awaited U.S. economic data and a potentially more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • FOREX-Euro battling losses after poor German data Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    *Japan CPI as expected, muted reaction from dollar/yen. LONDON, July 25- The euro struggled to hold above eight-month lows against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a dive in Germany's Ifo survey of business sentiment heading in to the end of the U.S. currency's strongest week since March.

  • FOREX-Dollar, euro propped up by better economic data Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    *Japan CPI as expected, muted reaction from dollar/yen. TOKYO, July 25- The dollar held gains versus the yen on Friday and the euro stood steady after rebounding from an eight-month low against the greenback as data painted a brighter picture of the U.S. and eurozone economies.

  • TOKYO, July 25- The dollar held gains versus the yen on Friday and the euro stood steady after rebounding from an eight-month low against the greenback as data painted a brighter picture of the U.S. and eurozone economies.

  • FOREX-Aussie ticks higher, yen eases back Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with current interest rate levels and made no attempt to talk down the currency.

  • Still, markets were unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, keeping the dollar and euro in a narrow corridor against the Japanese currency.

  • But that said, markets were still unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, limiting the rebound by the dollar and euro against the safe-haven yen.

  • *Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The yen and Swiss franc climbed on Monday, supported by safe-haven inflows as European stocks stumbled, while the dollar was pegged back against the euro by subdued U.S. yields. Volumes were light though, due to a holiday in Japan.

  • *Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The euro climbed against the dollar on Monday as subdued U.S. yields capped the greenback, while the yen was supported by safe-haven inflows. Volumes, though were light due to a holiday in Japan.

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil producer Norway's crown jumped on Friday, boosted by concerns about Europe's energy supply as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine rose. Other major currency markets calmed after an initial surge for the traditionally safe-haven yen and Swiss franc following the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.