LONDON, May 23- The yen vaulted to two-week highs against the dollar and the euro on Thursday as a slide in equities encouraged profit-taking on the safe-haven currency's recent sharp falls.» Read More
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher explains the importance of simplifying bank regulations.
"It's a constant evaluative process," says Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher, discussing how central bankers are able to gauge the success of its monetary policy.
"But the boats are still tied to the dock," says Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher." Adding, "we have not seen the type of robust job creation that we would like to see," discussing Fed's monetary policy.
LONDON, May 20- The yen lifted off a 4-1/ 2- year low against the dollar on Monday after Japan's economy minister suggested the currency might have weakened enough, prompting some investors to pare bets against it. Last Friday, the dollar reached a high of 103.32 yen, while the euro hovered near a 3-1/ 2- year peak of 132.78 yen.
A chief government spokesman commented that the recent improvements in the Japanese economy show Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are starting to take effect in the real economy. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.
LONDON, May 20- The yen rose from a 4-1/ 2- year low against the dollar on Monday after Japan's economy minister suggested the country's currency might have weakened enough, leading some investors to cut hefty bets against it.
LONDON, May 20- Rising optimism about global growth pushed world shares to a near five-year high on Monday, while comments from Japan's economy minister that consumers could suffer if the yen falls further lifted it off a 4-1/ 2 low. MSCI's world index is at its highest since June 2008 as top European shares started the week up 0.2 percent.
*MSCI Asia Pacific ex- Japan rises 0.9 percent. SINGAPORE, May 20- The yen edged higher on Monday after Japan's economics minister said further weakness in the yen could harm households, while Asian shares rose in response to U.S. equities rallying on upbeat economic data.
Squawk Box Europe anchors and Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, discuss the heavy losses in the silver market and the possible reasons behind them.
Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to short AUD/USD and NZD/USD on any rally.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 20- The yen bounced off a 4-1/ 2- year low against the dollar on Monday after Japan's economy minister suggested the government might be satisfied with its current level, following a sharp decline over the past six months.
*Asian shares firmer after Friday's Wall Street rally. SINGAPORE, May 20- The yen pulled up from a 4-1/ 2 year low against the dollar on Monday after Japan's economics minister said a further steady drop in the yen could have negative effects on households, pushing the dollar to a low of 102.00.
SYDNEY, May 20- The yen bounced off a 4-1/ 2 year low against the dollar early in Asia on Monday in the wake of reports suggesting the Japanese government might be happy with the level of the currency following its extended decline. The dollar last traded at 102.87, having slid about 1 percent from late New York levels to a low of 102.00.
Michael Spencer, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank says Japan's radical quantitative easing program will not be sufficient to sustain growth. He believes structural reform is more important.
NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar rallied across the board on Friday, rocketing to a fresh 4-1/ 2- year high against the yen above the 103- yen level as data showing a robust rebound in U.S. consumer sentiment prompted more investors to add to bullish bets.
NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4-1/ 2- year high against Japan's yen as data showing a robust rebound in U.S. consumer sentiment prompted investors to pile on bullish bets.
TOKYO, May 17- Japanese core machinery orders jumped a bigger-than-expected 14.2 percent in March, the quickest monthly pace in eight years, in a sign a weaker yen and surging stock prices are making companies more confident about investing in equipment.
Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says a bearish AUD is the dominating trade in the macro fund community. Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays gives his Technical Analysis on currencies.
Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays says Japan is only recently catching up to the easing monetary policies of the West so it is feasible to expect the Nikkei to reach highs of 18,000.