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  • 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.

  • FOREX-Dollar dips, eyes on central banks Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    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.

  • SYDNEY, April 7- Commodity currencies including the Australian dollar held onto solid gains early on Monday as the dollar and euro fell to the wayside and even lost ground to an otherwise soft yen.

  • Abenomics FX trade 'unwound': Pro     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, says dollar/yen is an attractive trade as the euphoria around Abenomics has been unwound.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, April 3- The euro inched lower versus the dollar on Thursday, staying on the defensive as the market turned cautious on expectations the European Central Bank may sound dovish following its policy review later in the day.

  • TOKYO, April 3- Asian shares nudged higher to four-month highs in early trade on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data underpinned risk appetite, leaving the safe-haven yen languishing at 10- week lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent to brush a new four-month high.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- The dollar touched a 10- week high against the Japanese yen on Wednesday as the greenback rallied on reports signalling U.S. businesses are shaking off a chill on hiring and factory orders from harsh winter weather. "The ADP report, especially the upward revision, was read as a USD positive signal" said Bryan Zarnett, currency strategist at Citi.

  • LONDON, April 2- The dollar and euro backed off after a surge higher against the yen on Wednesday, with the chances of a breakout of long-held ranges looking dependent on U.S. jobs data due later in the session and on Friday.

  • LONDON, April 2- World stocks extended their recent rally and the safe-haven yen sagged to a 10- week low on Wednesday, as investors focused on the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data. Trading was largely cautious before Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank and Friday's U.S. jobs numbers.

  • FOREX-Dollar, euro higher ahead of jobs data, ECB Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    LONDON, April 2- The dollar traded close to a 10- week high against the yen on Wednesday, bolstered by expectations of stronger U.S. jobs data over the next few days and by signs Beijing may move to counter a slowdown in China.

  • Even sluggishness in China is now considered favourably since it adds to the case for stimulus, and there are signs Beijing is hastening infrastructure spending in response.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 2- The yen found little reprieve on Wednesday and hit a 10- week low against the dollar, as risk appetite stayed buoyant and investors continued to bet on more stimulus from China.

  • Even sluggishness in China is now considered favourably since it adds to the case for stimulus, and there are signs Beijing is hastening infrastructure spending in response. Trading was cautious, however, ahead of Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank and Friday's U.S. jobs numbers, both of which could move markets in major ways.

  • SYDNEY, April 2- Asian share markets were looking to extend their recent rally on Wednesday as investors chose to accentuate the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data, pressuring safe havens such as the yen and government bonds.

  • FOREX-Yen still friendless, euro firms ahead of ECB Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 2- The beleaguered yen found little reprieve in Asia early on Wednesday, the only major currency showing a clear trend as risk appetite stayed buoyant and investors continued to bet on more stimulus from China and perhaps even Japan. The New Zealand dollar fetched 89.42 yen, having scaled a 6-1/ 2 year peak of 89.91.

  • *China's official PMI improves, but stimulus hopes intact. *Gold, yen retreat as risk appetite returns. Major currencies and bonds continued their cautious jockeying before this week's European Central Bank meeting and U.S. jobs data.

  • LONDON, April 1- The yen eased on Tuesday as a hike in Japan's sales tax came into effect, although the dollar failed to gain much traction after the Federal Reserve chair defended the central bank's ultra-loose policy and highlighted slack in the economy.

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