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  • 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.

  • Year's hottest trade is about to get even hotter Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 1, 2014.

    New highs and crowded positions aren't keeping top strategists from betting on the dollar in the new year.

  • *Euro back near $1.2400, off two-year lows around $1.2279. As a result, the euro jumped to $1.2457 from a two-year trough around $1.2279. It climbed towards a six-year peak of 149.12 yen set on Nov. 20, rising as far as 148.95 before losing a bit of steam to last fetch 148.27 yen.

  • *Dollar rises above 120 yen, a seven-year high. NEW YORK, Dec 4- The euro rebounded from a more than two-year low against the dollar on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi did not send as strong a signal about injecting more stimulus as the market had expected. The dollar, meanwhile, zoomed to a more than seven-year peak against the yen after...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- The euro rebounded from a more than two-year low against the dollar on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi did not give a strong enough signal about injecting more stimulus into the eurozone economy. The dollar, meanwhile, zoomed to a more than seven-year peak against the yen after Japanese media projections showed Prime...

  • FOREX -Euro falls below $1.23 ahead of ECB, yen weak Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 4- The euro fell to less than $1.23 for the first time in more than two years on Thursday, finding few friends in a market that is wagering the European Central Bank will be forced to inject even more stimulus into a moribund euro zone economy. The yen was also teetering on the brink against the dollar, although dealers said there was at least $1 billion in...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Dec 4- The euro staggered near two-year lows on Thursday, finding few friends in a market that is wagering the European Central Bank will be forced to inject even more stimulus into the sputtering euro zone economy. The euro was steady on the day at $1.2309, having fallen to $1.2301 on Wednesday, a low not seen since August 2012.

  • Option pricing shows yen's loss of safe-haven status Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 3- Once known for its safe-haven characteristics of appreciating fast and depreciating slowly, the yen is being treated in a diametrically opposite fashion by an options market that is pricing in faster falls than gains in the Japanese currency. As the yen buckles under the Bank of Japan's massive money printing, just about every market player...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 3- The dollar hit a seven-year peak against the yen on Wednesday, following a rise in U.S. bond yields and Federal Reserve officials' mostly upbeat comments on the outlook for the U.S. economy. The greenback also rose against the Australian dollar, which slid to a four-year low after data showed Australia's economy unexpectedly slowed last...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 3- The dollar hit a seven-year peak against the yen on Wednesday, following a rise in U.S. bond yields and Federal Reserve officials' mostly upbeat comments on the outlook for the U.S. economy. Besides the psychologically key 120.00 yen level, the greenback faces resistance at about 119.56 yen, the 23.6 percent retracement of its 1985 to 2011...

  • Dollar extends gains, hits fresh 7-year high vs yen Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Dec 3- The dollar surged to a fresh seven-year high against the yen on Wednesday, after U.S. bond yields rose the previous day and as Federal Reserve officials this week painted a mostly rosy outlook for the U.S. economy. The dollar rose to 119.33 yen on trading platform EBS at one point, its highest level since August 2007. The greenback last traded at...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 3- The dollar hovered at a seven-year high against the Japanese yen early on Wednesday, following a broad rally overnight, thanks in part to a big rise in U.S. yields as the economic outlook there outshone most of its rich world peers. The dollar traded at 119.22 yen, after reaching 119.29, a high not seen since August 2007. The greenback also gained on the...

  • FOREX-Dollar gains on commodity-linked currencies Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 2- The dollar rebounded on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in oil prices that has helped to lift it against commodity-linked currencies. In afternoon New York trade, the dollar index reached a 4-1/ 2 year high, while gaining 1.30 percent against the Norwegian crown and hitting a fresh seven-year high against the yen. "The dollar is benefiting from a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The dollar rebounded on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in oil prices that has helped to lift it against commodity-linked currencies. In mid-morning New York trade, the dollar index reached a 4-1/ 2 year high, while the greenback gained 1 percent against the Norwegian crown and hit a fresh 7- year high against the yen. "The dollar is benefiting from a...

  • *Japan currency at lowest since 2007, dollar tops 119 yen. NEW YORK, Dec 1- The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after the U.S. currency hit a seven-year high against the yen that was briefly rattled by Moody's decision to downgrade Japan's credit rating. "It's a bit of profit-taking ahead of a big event week," said Greg Anderson,...