NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar rallied across the board on Friday, rocketing to a fresh 4-1/ 2- year high against the yen above the 103- yen level as data showing a robust rebound in U.S. consumer sentiment prompted more investors to add to bullish bets.» Read More
*Dollar/yen option barriers at 103 yen. NEW YORK, May 15- The euro skidded to a six-week low versus the dollar on Wednesday as data showing an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy bolstered the case for more monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
LONDON, May 15- The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by worse-than-expected German and French gross domestic product data that strengthened the case for more monetary easing in the euro zone. The euro fell 0.2 percent against the dollar to $1.2888, with exporter bids cited at $1.2880.
TOKYO, May 15- The dollar eased slightly against the yen on Wednesday after hitting its highest level since October 2008 in the previous session, but retained its broad strength, emboldened by signs of a firm recovery in the U.S. economy and rising Treasury yields.
Jose Wynne, head of FX research at Barclays, says central banks, particularly the Fed and BoJ, are looking to push investors out of the risk curve by bidding for bonds.
Chris Weston, Head of Sales and Research at IG is bullish the U.S. Dollar in the long term. Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN joins in the discussion.
*MSCI Asia-Pacific ex- Japan slips 0.2 pct. SINGAPORE, May 15- Asian share markets were mixed on Wednesday, with Australian equities dented by weakness in mining firms while Tokyo stocks surged to a 5-1/ 2- year high as Japanese exporters rallied after the yen's recent slide.
The dollar-yen trade could reach 120 by the end of 2014, according to economists at Capital Economics, who said the yen's downward drive will persist throughout this year and next.
Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University and Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan says Japan will achieve 2 to 2.5% real growth, while dollar-yen will turn around from 105.
TOKYO, May 15- The dollar edged lower in early Asian trade on Wednesday but stayed close to its highest point against the yen in four and a half years on signs of an improving U.S. economy and rising Treasury yields. The dollar bought 102.24 yen, down about 0.1 percent but still not far from 102.42 yen on Tuesday on the EBS trading platform.
May 14- Buy Japanese stocks if you must but don't expect Abenomics and the fall of the yen to revitalize Japan's economy. The yen has fallen by more than 20 percent since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who advocates aggressive monetary and fiscal policy, was elected in December, busting through the 100 yen to the dollar level last week.
NEW YORK, May 14- The yen and the euro both fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, with the yen hitting its lowest level against the dollar in 4-1/ 2 years, on signs that the U.S. economy is improving.
NEW YORK, May 14- The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4-1/ 2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving and a global equities rally favored the greenback.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on BlackBerry's next step in the smartphone space and mobile computing. And discussing where the yen is headed, with Paul Richards, UBS and the FMHR traders.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Richard Farr, Boenning & Scattergood, about the impact of Japan's cheap money on the European bond market.
NEW YORK, May 14- The euro was steady on Tuesday as stronger-than-expected euro zone industrial output offset data showing German investor morale pointing to a tepid recovery in Europe's largest economy. Also weighing on the euro is the risk that the European Central Bank could slash its deposit rate, at which banks park surplus funds with it, to negative.
Adrian Mowat, JP Morgan chief Asian equity strategist, explains how "abenomics" has impacted Japan's economy, as the yen's depreciation draws the attention of Western investors.
*Yen-selling curbed by sharp rise in Japan bond yields. TOKYO, May 14- The dollar slipped from a five-week high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as market players locked in profits ahead of a series of U.S. economic data that could determine whether the Federal Reserve is ready to roll back its stimulus program.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking says higher yields in U.S. Treasurys are very supportive of the greenback.
Andrew Sullivan, Director, Asian Sales Trading at Kim Eng Securities says a Fed QE exit is a big issue weighing on the minds of those investing in bonds.
TOKYO, May 14- The dollar slipped from a five-week high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as market players locked in profits ahead of a series of U.S. economic data that could sway the U.S. Against the yen, the dollar dropped 0.3 percent in Asia to 101.56 yen, having pulled back from a 4 1/ 2- year high of 102.15 yen set on Monday.