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  • As balance sheet grows, what more can BOJ do?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    With the Bank of Japan already on an "extreme expansionary trajectory", further easing could be difficult, says Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds broad gains, NZ dlr stung by RBNZ Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said its current level is "unjustified and unsustainable". The kiwi sank as far as $0.8180, bringing into view its 2014 trough of $0.8052 set in February.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in Apple shares, while expectations for a stronger economy and thus higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve boosted the dollar to a six-year high against the yen. Worries over a vote for Scottish independence, scheduled for Sept. 18, spooked investors in Europe, where shares closed flat.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar strengthened to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.

  • FOREX-Dollar rallies on hawkish Fed expectations Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen while trouncing the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility to the world's biggest financial market.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a new six-year high against the yen on Wednesday, as the Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses after further gains in U.S. The rise in U.S. yields helped the greenback hit a fresh six-year high of 106.56 yen on the EBS trading platform.

  • Nikkei turns positive as dollar hits fresh high vs yen Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday afternoon, erasing earlier losses after the dollar hit another six-year high against the yen, which lifted exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei added 0.2 percent to 15,785.29 in afternoon trade, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.

  • *Sterling rises, but risk of Scotland independence weighs. But the boost to sterling was fleeting amid growing worries that Scotland may vote for independence. Investors had until late August largely ruled out the chance of Scotland breaking away from the three-century old union.

  • Japan stands at crossroads of further yen weakness Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    *Few companies want yen to drop below 110 yen- Reuters poll. TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan is waking up to the reality that a blessing can come with a curse: the weaker yen sought by policymakers has a downside for some companies and the broader economy. By contrast, the Bank of Japan is expected to keep its ultra-easy policy until it meets its target of two percent inflation.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. As the dollar broke to a six-year peak on the yen and a 14- month top against the euro, gold sagged to a three-month trough and Brent oil settled below the $100 a barrel mark.

  • *Sterling hamstrung by risk of Scotland independence. Sterling extended losses to drop to fresh 10- month lows, a day after it posted its biggest daily drop in 2-1/ 2 years on growing worries that Scotland may vote for independence. Investors had until late August largely ruled out the chance of Scotland breaking away from the three-century old union.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent higher to 15,749.15, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar was holding broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. According to Nomura Securities, a fall of 1 yen against the dollar boosts aggregate operating profits at Topix firms by 300 billion yen.

  • What's fueling the greenback's uptrend?     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says last week's jobs data and a lack of alternatives in the market are the main drivers of the dollar rally.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose modestly on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. Honda gained 1.2 percent and Sony added 1.3 percent, while Advantest Corp advanced 2.5 percent.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar was holding broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. Markets elsewhere in the region were steady with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down a slight 0.1 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- The U.S. dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and a more than one-year high against the euro on Monday, posting broad gains on a day lacking any significant data or new central bank information.

  • DOLLAR GAINS TO 105.96 YEN, STRONGEST AGAINST JAPANESE CURRENCY SINCE 2008.

  • Dollar-yen to hit 107 in a year: UBS     Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head of APAC Forex, Chief Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management, outlines the factors that will weaken the Japanese currency over the next 12 months.