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  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices added to global growth concerns, while the dollar saw a bit of a respite against the yen and euro after successive sharp losses. Spreadbetters expected the bearish tone for equities to continue into Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to fall by as much as 0.3 percent at the open, and Germany's DAX and...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 11- The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Thursday, getting some respite after falling roughly 3 percent in the past three days as the market unwound stretched positions ahead of the year-end. It touched a two-week low near 117.45 yen earlier on Thursday but later stabilised and last traded at 118.09 yen, up 0.2 percent on the day.

  • Japan bears bet on Abe victory, yen disaster Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    An election sweep for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend looks like a safe bet, but some are betting that the consequences for Japan could be calamitous.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 11- The dollar remained on the backfoot early on Thursday, having fallen for a third session against the yen as the market unwound stretched positions to lock in profits with just one full week of activity left this year. The euro retested Tuesday's high of $1.2448, recovering from a 2-1/ 2 year trough of $1.2247. In the near term, whether the Aussie can...

  • Japan bears bet on Abe victory followed by yen disaster Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 11- An election sweep for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend looks like a safe bet, but some are betting that the consequences for Japan could be calamitous- a collapse in the yen and uncontrolled inflation. The continuation of' Abenomics', a program of money printing and debt-funded spending to lift Japan from two decades of deflation and...

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar slide persists for third day Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    *Political uncertainty in Greece weighs on markets. NEW YORK, Dec 10- The U.S. dollar fell against the yen for a third straight session on Wednesday as risk appetite diminished amid worries about Greece and the outlook for China, the world's second-largest economy. "Swelling risk appetite, embodied by a relentless push upward in the S&P 500, and a firming U.S. dollar...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- Oil prices slumped to five-year lows on Wednesday and U.S. and European equity markets fell as investors withdrew from riskier positions in favor of safe-havens like the Japanese yen. Brent crude oil futures fell to $64.04 a barrel, the lowest since September 2009, before recovering a bit as producers forecast lower demand for oil next year.

  • *Euro climbs, but developments in Greece eyed. NEW YORK, Dec 9- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, posting its largest one-day loss against the yen in eight months, as investors sought the Japanese currency's safety amid uncertainty in Greece and the weak trend in oil prices. "We're seeing a broad pullback in risk appetite given weak oil prices and concerns about Greece...

  • FOREX-Dollar drops vs yen as risk appetite falters Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    *Euro climbs, but developments in Greece eyed. LONDON, Dec 9- The dollar plunged across the board on Tuesday, on track for its largest one-day loss against the yen since June 2013, as investors sought the Japanese currency's safety amid uncertainty in Greece and the weak trend in oil. "It's generally position-squaring in the dollar going into the last two weeks of the...

  • Japan threatened with credit rating downgrade Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Japan’s “A-plus” credit rating is under threat, after Fitch Ratings placed the country’s debt on negative watch on Tuesday.

  • *Euro climbs, but developments in Greece eyed. LONDON, Dec 9- The yen rose on Tuesday as investors trimmed huge bets against it after cautious comments from U.S. Dennis Lockhart, head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, said late on Monday that he was in no rush to drop the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time", while San Francisco Fed chief...

  • FOREX-Yen benefits as investor risk appetite wanes Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 9- The yen rose strongly on Tuesday as a further drop in oil prices hit risk appetite and as cautious comments from U.S. Commodity currencies extended recent losses, with the Australian dollar setting a four-year low of $0.8223 and the Canadian dollar hitting a five-year trough of C $1.1501 versus its U.S. counterpart as Brent sank below $66 per barrel.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 9- Oil prices skidded to fresh five-year lows on Tuesday, pressuring commodity-linked currencies and most Asian shares as a bout of risk aversion rippled through world markets. Brent crude shed 70 cents to $65.49 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures lost another 46 cents to $62.59. Prices are likely to remain around $65 a barrel for the next six to seven...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- The yen edged higher on Tuesday as a fall in oil prices dented risk appetite and prompted investors to trim short positions in the Japanese currency. Against the yen, the greenback fell 0.4 percent to 120.25 yen, pulling further away from a seven-year high of 121.86 yen set on Monday. The dollar may retreat further versus the yen in the near...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 9- Oil prices plummeted to five-year lows on Tuesday, pressuring commodity-linked currencies and most Asian shares as a bout of risk aversion rippled through world markets. Brent crude shed 86 cents to $65.33 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures lost another 70 cents to $62.35. Oil prices are likely to remain around $65 a barrel for the next six to seven...

  • *Dollar back below 121.00 yen, euro under 149.00 yen. SYDNEY, Dec 9- The yen held onto sizeable gains early on Tuesday, having staged a broad short-covering rally as a big drop in oil prices hit global risk appetite. Its New Zealand peer slid to 92.35 yen, retreating from a seven-year high of 93.97 set just on Friday.

  • *Euro falls after Nowotny says QE has valuable role. NEW YORK, Dec 8- The dollar slid from a seven-year high against the yen and a two-year peak versus the euro on Monday, as investors consolidated gains made following a strong U.S. jobs report that is expected to trigger an interest rate increase next year. "We're drifting off in the dollar and this is just...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 8- The dollar set a fresh seven-year high against the yen on Monday after surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered the view that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected. The surge in payrolls by 321,000 in November easily blew past Wall Street's expectations and served to further highlight the divergence...

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Asian stocks stood firm and the dollar notched fresh seven-year highs against the yen on Monday after much stronger-than-expected jobs data underlined the strength of the U.S. economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent, poking above 18,000 for the first time since July 2007.

  • *Dollar holds above 121.50 yen, euro stays below $1.2300. *Aussie dips below 83 US cents, China trade data next. The surge in payrolls by 321,000 in November easily blew past Wall Street's expectations and served to further highlight the divergence in economic outlook between the United States and most of the developed world.