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  • TOKYO, March 10- The dollar hit an eight-year high versus the yen and scaled a near 12- year peak against the euro on Tuesday, as the underlying theme of monetary policy divergence held sway. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan, in contrast, remain deeply committed to monetary easing with the former having just started its 1 trillion euro bond buying...

  • SYDNEY, March 10- The U.S. dollar climbed to multi-year peaks against the euro and yen in Asia on Tuesday amid starkly diverging outlooks for interest rates globally, while currencies from emerging markets came under mounting pressure from risk aversion. The skittish mood spread to Asian stocks as MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Japanese shares look to open firmer as Wall St bounces. SYDNEY, March 10- The U.S. dollar neared multi-year highs on the yen and euro in Asia on Tuesday amid starkly diverging outlooks for interest rates globally, while markets looked past a surprisingly high reading on Chinese inflation. Other Asian markets were mixed with Australian stocks up 0.5 percent, while...

  • TOKYO, March 10- The dollar hovered near multi-year highs against the yen and euro on Tuesday, initially flagging on profit taking but quickly finding its footing again as the underlying theme of monetary policy divergence held sway. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan, in contrast, remain deeply committed to monetary easing with the former having just...

  • *China inflation data to underline scope for further stimulus. SYDNEY, March 9- The U.S. dollar held near multi-year highs on the yen and euro on Tuesday amid starkly different outlooks for global interest rates, while Asian investors braced for more economic news from China. Early share moves were modest with Australian stocks edging up 0.2 percent, while MSCI's...

  • Why a weak yen isn't 'unconditonally good' for Japan

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Monday's fourth-quarter growth data show how a softer yen has been detrimental to Japan's domestic demand.

  • A paramilitary police officer stands guard in front of red flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    China's officials are turning to Japan for economic history lessons, determined to avoid the long recession and deflation that blighted its neighbor.

  • Dollar reaches fresh highs on data as euro tumbles Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 3:20 PM ET

    The dollar jumped to an 11-1/2 year high as U.S. employment growth bolstered market sentiment that the Fed was closer to raising interest rates.

  • Will a FamilyMart-UNY merger be a gamechanger?   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:10 PM ET
    Will a FamilyMart-UNY merger be a gamechanger?

    Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, discusses news of a potential merger between Japan's FamilyMart and UNY Group Holdings.

  • Euro sinks below $1.10; USD hits 11-1/2 year peak Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 3:52 PM ET

    The euro fell on Thursday below $1.10 for the first time since 2003 and the U.S. dollar added to gains.

  • *Trade flows in Asia changing due to stronger greenback. *Japan reducing corn purchases from US, taking more S.America. Japan, the world's top corn importer, has seen the yen drop around 14 percent against the greenback since September, while the rupiah in Indonesia, Asia's biggest wheat buyer, has lost about 11 percent.

  • Dollar gets data boost; euro sags below $1.11 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    The dollar reached highs on Wednesday on solid U.S. jobs and business data, as the euro sank below $1.11 to an 11-1/2 year low.

  • TOKYO, March 4- The dollar held firm near an 11- year high versus a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, as investors awaited U.S. economic data and a European Central Bank meeting later this week for fresh clues on policy direction. On Tuesday it had touched a high of 95.570, its strongest level since September 2003. Against the yen, the dollar held steady at...

  • USD pulls back from 11-YR peak; ECB, jobs data eyed Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11-year high against major currencies.

  • Dennis Gartman: The dollar's surge is not over yet

    Dennis Gartman, the editor and publisher of 'The Gartman Letter,' breaks down the ongoing currency wars around the world.

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar eased from an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, hit by losses against the yen after an economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the greenback could not sustain more gains. Etsuro Honda, who some analysts described as a proponent of yen weakness, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 3- The dollar pulled back a little from an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar stealing the spotlight as it surged after the Reserve Bank of Australia stood pat on interest rates. The U.S. currency also was pressured against the yen after Etsuro Honda, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime...

  • Fast Retailing will see 'healthy' sales data: Pro

    Mikihiko Yamato, deputy head of Research at JI Asia, expects a positive number for Fast Retailing's February sales data due to higher consumer traffic compared to the same period a year ago.

  • SYDNEY, March 3- The U.S. dollar hovered just below a fresh 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, as rising Treasury yields helped it prevail against the euro in a choppy session. The index rose as the euro slid back below $1.1200 and as the greenback hit a near three-week high of 120.19 yen. The euro zone common currency last stood at...

  • Dollar nudges 11-year high as euro gives up gains Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    The dollar edged up with the greenback touching an 11-year peak despite soft economic data.