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  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Asian stocks were mostly firmer after benign Chinese economic data helped offset risk aversion generated by a continuing slide in crude oil prices, while the dollar fell to a one-month low against the safe-haven yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan pared earlier losses to rise 0.3 percent after Chinese trade data...

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday as a continuing slide in crude oil prices dampened risk appetite, while the dollar nursed losses against the safe-haven yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent. "Only the negative aspects of cheaper crude oil have been in focus so far, but attention could turn to its positive...

  • The dollar edged down about 0.1 percent against the yen to 118.26, moving back toward a one-week low of 118.10 yen touched overnight, as markets in Tokyo reopened after Monday's public holiday. Tokyo markets digested weekend news that Japan's government will propose a record budget for next fiscal year of more than $800 billion but cut borrowing for a third...

  • Expect a pullback in US dollar this week: Pro  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    For this week, the greenback could see further declines as upcoming economic data releases could come in below expectations, says Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.

  • Japan current account surplus will widen: Pro  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says Japan's current account surplus will continue to increase on the back of improving trade deficits and falling oil prices.

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar slides vs yen in choppy trading Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 12- The dollar fell against the yen on Monday in volatile trading, pressured by weakness in U.S. stocks as the currency's positive outlook was somewhat diminished by surprisingly weak U.S. wage data on Friday. But Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart, a voting member of the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee for 2015, said on...

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar drifts lower in choppy trading Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:21 AM ET

    *Asian trade slow with Japan closed for public holiday. NEW YORK, Jan 12- The dollar inched lower against the yen and euro on Monday in volatile trading, pressured by weakness in U.S. stocks as the currency's positive outlook was somewhat diminished by surprisingly weak U.S. wage data on Friday. "A little air seeped out of the dollar rally last week after weak U.S. wages...

  • *Trade slow with Japan closed for public holiday. SYDNEY, Jan 12- The greenback eased slightly in Asia on Monday as dollar bulls struggled to get over their disappointment at a U.S. payrolls report that showed an unexpected fall in wages. The dollar struck a one-week low of 118.12 yen, but by late morning in Asia it had steadied to 118.26, to stand just 0.2 percent...

  • *Japan closed for public holiday on Monday. SYDNEY, Jan 12- The dollar nursed losses early on Monday, having suffered a setback after an unexpected fall in U.S. wages tainted what was otherwise a robust report on the labour market. The euro edged up to $1.1857, pulling away from a nine-year trough of $1.1754 plumbed on Thursday.

  • *Milk price boost for kiwi, reaches post-float high vs Aussie. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 7- The euro slid to a nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as investors braced for inflation data that should give doves at the European Central Bank a clear mandate for bolder policy stimulus. The common currency sank as deep as $1.1842, its lowest since March 2006.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 7- The euro slid to a nine-year low against the dollar early on Wednesday as investors braced for inflation data that should give doves at the European Central Bank a clear mandate for bold policy stimulus. The common currency sank as deep as $1.1842 in erratic Asian trade, from around $1.1885 late in New York. We remain short EURUSD heading into this...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- Stock prices fell on global markets on Tuesday, stuck in a dismal start to 2015 on tumbling oil prices and Greece possibly leaving the euro zone, as nervous investors bought more gold, yen, low-risk government bonds and other safe-haven assets. That is leading to a perception that there is a lack of demand, and that has implications for global growth, "...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- The Japanese yen rose on Tuesday as investors sought a safe haven in the wake of weak crude oil prices while the U.S. dollar was pulled lower following disappointing economic data. Growing fears of deflation in the euro zone, however, remain the main drag on the euro, keeping it near a nine-year low against the dollar while pressure rises on the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. and European stocks rose on Tuesday, rebounding from heavy losses tied to anxiety about tumbling oil prices and Greece possibly leaving the euro zone, while nervous investors bought more gold, yen, low-risk government bonds and other safe-haven assets. That is leading to a perception that there is a lack of demand, and that has implications for...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- European shares sank for a third day on Tuesday as a slide in oil prices showed no sign of easing off, supporting traditional safe-haven assets such as top-rated government bonds, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. Asian shares had slumped overnight after another day of drama on oil markets that drove U.S. crude to less than $50 a barrel for the first...

  • FOREX-Yen in vogue as oil rout sparks risk aversion Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 6- The safe-haven yen rose on Tuesday as investor risk aversion mounted following a sharp drop in crude oil and stocks that has rekindled concerns about the strength of the global economy. Growing fears of deflation in the euro zone have pushed the euro to near nine-year lows and raised pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy...

  • *Plunge in Tokyo shares lifts safe-haven yen against dollar. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Jan 6- The dollar slipped against the safe-haven yen on Tuesday as investor risk aversion mounted on the back of a sharp drop in equities. Persistent weakness in oil prices and uncertainly over the Greek political situation have spooked investors, sending Wall Street to its biggest...

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled 2.6 percent on Tuesday as concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and weak oil prices curbed risk appetite, while the strong yen dragged down exporters. Crude oil futures prices dropped to their lowest since 2009 amid a global supply glut and lacklustre demand, while political uncertainty in Greece has...

  • Nikkei tipped to top 20,000 in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walks past a share prices board showing the numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.

  • Japan’s female truckers in for the long haul Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 1:02 AM ET
    Trailer trucks are driven near the international cargo terminal to deliver containers at the port in Tokyo

    Japan's shrinking workforce is helping spur acceptance of women into male-dominated industries such as haulage and construction. The Financial Times reports.