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  • *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,...

  • *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 it reached 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, global head...

  • *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. LONDON, Dec 1- Oil prices hit five-year lows on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to the impact of OPEC's decision to maintain supply, hammering resource-linked stocks and currencies. The yen took another brief hit after Moody's Investors Service cut Japan's credit rating.

  • LONDON, Dec. 1- Oil prices fell to their lowest in five years on Monday, hit by slowing factory activity in China and Europe and hammering emerging market stocks and commodity-linked currencies. Plunging prices for oil and other commodities raised fears of deflation, especially in the euro zone and Japan, and the prospect of looser monetary policy pushed the yen...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar in volatile trade on Monday after global rating agency Moody's cut Japan's sovereign rating. Moody's cut Japan's rating to A1 from AA3 and assigned a stable outlook to its debt. "Once the knee-jerk reaction is out of the way, the downgrade underlines Japan's fiscal problems and should offer...

  • *Dollar tops 119 yen to its highest since July 2007. By Lisa Twaronite and Ian Chua. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 1- The dollar touched a more than seven year peak against the yen on Monday, while the Swiss franc slipped against the euro after voters rejected a plan for the central bank to boost its gold reserves.

  • *OPEC decides against cutting output. Investors took aim at currencies of oil-rich countries as oil prices fell after the OPEC decision. The yen weakened as falling oil prices softened Japan's inflation outlook, fanning expectations of more policy easing by the Bank of Japan.

  • *ANA Holdings jumps to highest since Mar 2011. The Nikkei has risen over 10 percent since the Bank of Japan stunned markets with fresh easing on Oct 31. "Japan is amidst a perfect positive storm," said Stefan Worrall, director of equities cash sales at Credit Suisse.