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  • TOKYO, April 7- Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the dollar held onto its gains after rebounding against the euro and yen on higher U.S. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for equities continuing into Europe, forecasting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. The Australian dollar jumped...

  • Sharp is struggling to survive: Expert   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Is Sharp running out of options?

    Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, explains why plans to spin off part of its panel-making unit won't be the solution for Sharp.

  • TOKYO, April 7- Asian stocks followed a positive lead from Wall Street to rise on Tuesday, while the dollar held its gains after rebounding against the euro and yen on higher U.S. The region's focus fell on the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy decision due later in the session. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 6- The dollar was down across the board on Monday, having suffered a major setback against peers like the euro and yen after much weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data that could delay an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.0988. The common currency had gone as low as $1.0864 before surging on the U.S. jobs data.

  • LONDON, April 2- The dollar fell on Thursday, nursing losses amid fresh signs that the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter, which could delay the Federal Reserve's decision to begin raising interest rates. The dollar index was down 0.45 percent at 97.743, trading weaker against the yen at 119.49 yen while the euro rose 0.6 percent to trade at...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 2- The dollar nursed modest losses on Thursday, having suffered a setback on fresh signs that the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter which could delay the Federal Reserve's decision to begin hiking interest rates. The dollar fell as far as 119.42 yen overnight, from levels above 120.00. "Right now the market's worry is the Fed...

  • SYDNEY, April 2- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Thursday, having suffered a setback on fresh signs that the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter. It fell as far as 119.42 yen, from levels above 120.00, before steadying at 119.66 early in Asia. The euro climbed to $1.0800, from one-week lows of $1.0713.

  • *Yen firmer as weak Tokyo shares weigh on risk sentiment. LONDON, April 1- The dollar fell back on Wednesday as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares but helped bolster the yen, while some improvement in Chinese data offered support to the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Greece's economy minister said the country should reach a...

  • Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst

    While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

  • *Yen firmer as weak Tokyo shares weigh on risk sentiment. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 1- The dollar slipped versus the yen at the start of a new quarter on Wednesday, as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares and helped bolster the safe haven yen. "Dollar/yen has led this move today and I think it's basically trading off the back end of the Nikkei,"...

  • *Iran talks extend past deadline, crude extends losses. TOKYO, April 1- Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo's Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. Crude oil prices continued to decline as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply...

  • Yen to weaken further? Maybe not: Expert   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Yen to weaken further? Maybe not: Expert

    With Japan's economy improving, the Bank of Japan is unlikely to ease further, which means the yen will trade more like a normal currency, says Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley.

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down vs yen after BOJ tankan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 1- The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment. The dollar slipped about 0.2 percent to 119.90 yen, touching its session lows after the tankan release and moving back toward a...

  • Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so

    Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.

  • FOREX-Yen, Aussie hit hard as dollar gains traction Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    *Dollar posts biggest one-day gain in over a month vs yen. SYDNEY, March 31- The dollar was firmer against most of its peers early on Tuesday, having posted its biggest one-day rally in over a month against the yen and notching up solid gains on its Australian counterpart. The dollar fetched 120.15 yen, well off Monday's trough of 119.105.

  • Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, explains why Singapore's real estate investment trusts look attractive. He also describes his bullish stance on Japan.

  • Here's the big FX trade for this week   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Here's the big FX trade for this week

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, explains why lower dollar-yen is the big trade in the week ahead.

  • Reading Japan's February industrial production   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Reading Japan's February industrial production

    As Japanese manufacturers cut production to clear inventory, factory output for February saw a wider-than-expected fall, says Jesper Koll, managing director & head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan.

  • SYDNEY, March 30- The dollar started trade on Monday pretty much where it closed in New York after the head of the U.S. central bank assured investors that the path back to' normal' interest rates will only occur at a gradual pace. The dollar fetched 119.24 yen versus 119.11 late in New York on Friday. "Yellen went to great length to detail why rate hikes would not be...

  • When to expect more BOJ easing?   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    When to expect more BOJ easing?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.