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  • SYDNEY, June 11- The yen held onto broad gains early on Thursday and extended its bullish run against the New Zealand dollar, which came under intense pressure after a surprise interest rate cut at home. Against the dollar, the common currency was a touch firmer at $1.1325, partly on cautious optimism that Greece may be nearing a deal with its creditors and partly on...

  • Here's why Japan will win the currency war Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Here's why Japan will win the currency war

    Nick Verdi, director of FX Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, expects Japan to deploy further currency weakness to lift consumer prices.

  • Shanghai Composite looks like a bubble: Pro Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    Shanghai Composite looks like a bubble: Pro

    While Chinese shares could extend gains from here, the Shanghai Composite index is facing growing bubble risks, says Jim Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- The dollar tumbled to two-week lows against the yen on Wednesday after Japan's chief central banker said the yen was "very weak" and unlikely to fall further. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, speaking to a Japanese lower house committee, rescued the yen from close to last week's 13- year trough of 125.86 per dollar to a high of 122.47 yen.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- The dollar slipped to two-week lows against the yen on Wednesday after Japan's chief central banker said the yen was "very weak" and unlikely to fall further, prompting investors to trim huge bets against the Japanese currency. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, speaking to a Japanese lower house financial affairs committee, rescued the yen...

  • *Dollar drops more than two yen after Kuroda comments. LONDON, June 10- The yen surged to a two-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, after the head of the Bank of Japan said the currency was unlikely to fall further because it was already "very weak", prompting investors to trim huge bets against the yen. "It looks like in the G7 meeting there was a lot of conversation...

  • TOKYO, June 10- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Wednesday in sympathy with weakness in global debt markets, though yields finished off their session highs. On Thursday, the Ministry of Finance will auction about 1.2 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs. The Bank of Japan's asset purchases lent some support to the market in the morning.

  • Japan not out of the woods: CEO Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Japan not out of the woods: CEO

    Robin Bew, CEO of The Economist Intelligence Unit, says markets moves following comments from the Bank of Japan were 'overcooked.'

  • FOREX-Yen soars against dollar after Kuroda remarks Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:31 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 10- The yen shot up against the dollar on Wednesday, reaching a two-week high, after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the real effective exchange rate shows the Japanese currency is "very weak". The dollar fell as low as 122.77 yen, its lowest since May 27, and was last down 1.4 percent on the day at 122.97, far below its session high of 124.63 in early...

  • Falling yen raises specter of "currency war" in Asia Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 10- From South Korea to Indonesia and India, monetary authorities are preparing to let their currencies weaken as a falling Japanese yen makes their economies uncompetitive, and drags them into what some policymakers are calling a "currency war." An adviser to India's finance minister said the country's export growth was flailing not just...

  • LONDON, June 9- The Swiss franc has emerged as a big winner from Greece's debt problems, overtaking the Japanese yen as investors' favourite safe-haven currency despite Switzerland offering the world's lowest interest rates. "There is no doubt that between the yen and the Swiss, the yen has lost out," said Niels Christensen, FX strategist at Nordea.

  • *Ongoing concerns about Greece's debt crisis caps euro. LONDON, June 9- The dollar steadied against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, having unwound most of its post-payrolls gains on lingering worries about whether U.S. authorities are comfortable with its recent strength. Against the yen, the dollar was 0.4 percent lower at 123.95 yen, pulling back from...

  • FOREX-Dollar struggles on post-payrolls angst Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    *Ongoing concerns about Greece's debt crisis caps euro. LONDON, June 9- The dollar was on a weaker footing on Tuesday, unwinding all of its post-payrolls gains on lingering worries about whether U.S. authorities were comfortable with its recent strength. Against the yen, the dollar was 0.1 percent lower at 124.35 yen, pulling back from its 13- year high of 125.86 yen...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The dollar dropped 1.5 percent against the euro and slipped from 13- year highs against the Japanese yen on Monday, as European sovereign yields rose and investors pared bets on the greenback driven by Friday's robust U.S. jobs data. "A lot of people are quite skeptical that this payroll data we had on Friday is really a true reflection of how strong...

  • Abe's comment, at a news conference in Munich after his attendance at the Group of Seven summit, comes after the dollar rose to a 13- year high of 125.86 yen on Friday. On the diplomatic front, Abe said he aimed to have Russian President Vladimir Putin visit Japan this year, reiterating their November agreement, but added Russia would unlikely be part of next year's...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The dollar fell on Monday, backing away from near 13- year highs against the yen, after a news report cited President Barack Obama as saying he was worried about a strong dollar, even though the report was denied by the White House. Both Obama and White House officials denied a Bloomberg report Monday that cited him as saying a strong dollar was a...

  • President Barack Obama was quoted in a Bloomberg report citing an unnamed French official as saying that a strong dollar was a problem. "Such a pick-up in verbal intervention would represent at least a temporary threat for a weaker dollar given that it comes in the wake of recent buying and this should be particularly true against currencies such as yen," said...

  • LONDON, June 8- The dollar fell from near 13- year highs against the yen on Monday on a media report that U.S. authorities were uncomfortable with their strong currency. President Barack Obama was quoted in a Bloomberg headline citing an unnamed French official as saying that a strong dollar was a problem. "The dollar is off this morning because of the headline...

  • *Japan investors sold Y2 trln of euro bonds. TOKYO, June 8- Japanese investors dumped euro zone bonds in April, data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed on Monday, as they shifted funds to higher-yielding bonds in other currencies such as the U.S. dollar and sterling. The investors sold 2.038 trillion yen of euro-denominated bonds in April, their second largest...

  • TOKYO, June 8- The dollar held firm near 13- year highs against the yen in Asia on Monday after much better-than-expected U.S. employment data bolstered expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve before the year-end. U.S. nonfarm payrolls jumped 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, while payrolls for March and April also were...