*Russian troop movements along Ukraine border raise geopolitical tensions. NEW YORK, April 24- Rising tensions along the Russia/ Ukraine border on Thursday upstaged upbeat U.S. economic data and pulled the U.S. dollar off session highs against the euro and yen as risk aversion took precedence.» Read More
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, explains why he predicts further yen weakness ahead.
*FamilyMart tumbles after earnings report. TOKYO, April 9- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week low on Wednesday morning after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's comments the previous day raised doubts over whether the BOJ will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.
*Asian shares rise after Wall St snaps 3- day losing streak. TOKYO, April 9- Asian shares rose in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak, but Japanese stocks tumbled after the yen surged on fading hopes of near-term stimulus from the Bank of Japan.
SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar languished at three-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, having broken decisively lower as the yen squeezed higher and even the euro gained a tailwind. Traders said the moves were sparked in part by comments from the Bank of Japan on Tuesday that dismissed any need for additional stimulus.
Japan's sales tax hike is likely to dent economic growth, with some believing it may shock the country into a recession.
NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain-hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.
NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain- hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.
For the second time this week, policymakers from a major central bank dashed expectations for additional stimulus, with the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, saying Tuesday that there was no need for more monetary support to escape deflation.
NEW YORK, April 8- The yen strengthened on Tuesday as traders dialed back bets against it after the Bank of Japan held off on additional easing and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered little indication more stimulus was likely in the short term.
LONDON, April 8- The yen rose on Tuesday, as some investors trimmed bets against it after the Bank of Japan held off from additional easing and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered little indication that more stimulus was likely in the short term. The dollar fell 0.4 percent to a 10- day low of 102.615 yen while the euro shed 0.2 percent to 141.30 yen.
SINGAPORE, April 8- The dollar slipped against the yen on Tuesday, struggling to gain traction after the Bank of Japan held off from additional easing as expected, with focus turning to a news conference by BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. The dollar last fetched about 102.98 yen, down 0.1 percent on the day.
*Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy as expected. TOKYO, April 8- Asian stocks shrugged off their early losses and steadied on Tuesday, though Japanese shares slumped as the yen clung to its gains even after the Bank of Japan held policy steady. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.3 percent.
Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, outlines two trading strategies for currency pair after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged on Tuesday.
*Bank of Japan likely to hold policy steady. TOKYO, April 8- Asian stocks slumped in early trading on Tuesday as Wall Street gloom cast a shadow over the session, while caution ahead of the Bank of Japan's meeting outcome limited gains of the safe-haven yen.
SYDNEY, April 8- The euro held onto gains early on Tuesday, having risen broadly after the European Central Bank again played down the need for any immediate policy action. The euro firmed to 141.72 yen, pulling away from Monday's trough of 141.12, and climbed to A $1.4828, recovering from a 4-1/ 2 month low of A $1.4689 plumbed recently.
LONDON, April 7- The dollar lost ground against the yen and dipped versus the euro on Monday as U.S. jobs data last week disappointed some who had bet on a number strong enough to break this year's tight trading ranges.
LONDON, April 7- The dollar lost more ground against the yen and dipped against the euro on Monday, jobs data on Friday disappointing those who had bet on a number strong enough to break this year's tight trading ranges.
*Nikkei tripped by higher yen, Wall St tech retreat. SYDNEY, April 7- Japanese shares were slugged on Monday by a one-two combination of a higher yen and a selloff in the tech sector, while the euro struggled with speculation of more policy easing at home.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 7- The yen rose against its major counterparts in relatively thin trading in Asia on Monday, with moves limited by caution as the Bank of Japan began its two-day policy meeting.
*Nikkei drops on higher yen, Wall St tech retreat. SYDNEY, April 7- Japanese shares were slugged on Monday by a one-two combination of a higher yen and a selloff in the tech sector, while the euro struggled with speculation of more policy easing at home.