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  • LONDON, Oct 17- The yen edged down on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve policymaker helped revive some appetite for risk, with investors focused on a speech later by Fed chief Janet Yellen. Comments from James Bullard, head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, had already helped settle markets late on Thursday. "Judging from the equity markets today, and the...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 17- The yen was off its recent highs on Friday after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • FOREX-Yen steps back as some calm returns to markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 17- The yen started trade on Friday well off its highs after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The U.S. dollar recovered against the euro and yen on Thursday after stronger U.S. economic data reinforced the view that Wednesday's selloff in the greenback was overdone. "The data today was very important in that it provided reassurance that the U.S. economic outlook hasn't changed drastically," said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 15- The euro wallowed on Wednesday after disappointing data out of Europe knocked the single currency, lifting the dollar index to a one-week high. "It's a different scenario than it was before, when the yen usually gained in risk-off environments on safe-haven bids," said Ayako Sera, senior market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Tokyo.

  • *European shares follow Tokyo, Wall St lower. LONDON, Oct 14- Deepening worries over the health of the global economy dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower on Tuesday, while the dollar rebounded against the euro and yen from big declines the previous day. In Tokyo, Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.4 percent, hitting lows last seen in mid-August, as traders got...

  • FOREX-Dollar recovers after U.S. sell-off Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    *Swedish inflation, UK retail sales hit crown, sterling. LONDON, Oct 14- The dollar recovered its footing in Europe on Tuesday after sinking to its lowest in a month against the yen amid deepening worries over global growth and an equities sell-off that is gathering pace. "It's a bit messy this morning, but to characterize it as risk off would probably be the best way of...

  • *Germany's ZEW index in focus amid global growth worries. TOKYO, Oct 14- The dollar rebounded modestly against the yen and euro on Tuesday following steep falls overnight, although risk aversion amid the fall in global equities and uncertainty on the timing of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes put a firm cap on the currency. With U.S. stocks falling this much,...

  • *Germany's ZEW index in focus amid global growth worries. TOKYO, Oct 14- The dollar probed recent lows on Tuesday as risk aversion amid the fall in global equities favoured peers such as the yen, with uncertain timing about the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike further undermining the U.S. currency's appeal. Weak signals from Germany, the euro zone's largest...

  • German Bunds moved higher, accentuating flows towards safer currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc after rating agency S&P on Friday downgraded Finland and cut its outlook on France. The dollar was down 0.3 percent to 107.38 yen, after falling as low as 107.06 yen, its weakest level in about a month and well off a six-year high of 110.09 yen on Oct. 1.

  • European stocks opened lower and German Bunds moved higher, accentuating regional flows towards safer currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc after rating agency S&P on Friday downgraded Finland and cut its outlook on France. It was down 0.3 percent to 107.38 yen, after falling as low as 107.06 yen, its weakest level in about a month and well off a six-year...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 13- The dollar fell to a one-month low against the yen on Monday, as heightened worries about the health of the global economy continued to shore up the safe-haven Japanese currency. A drop in U.S. equities futures on Monday provided broad support for the yen, said Jeffrey Halley, FX trader for Saxo Capital Markets in Singapore. "It's definitely a...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 13- The yen scaled a one-month high against the dollar on Monday, as heightened worries about the health of the global economy continued to shore up the safe-haven Japanese currency. A drop in U.S. equities futures on Monday provided broad support for the yen, said Jeffrey Halley, FX trader for Saxo Capital Markets in Singapore.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- The dollar fell against the yen on Friday, and was on course for its first weekly drop in three months against a basket of currencies after Federal Reserve policymakers expressed concerns about the impact of the greenback's strength. Norway's currency, which has a strong correlation with oil prices, sank to its weakest in three weeks against the...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 10- The dollar steadied against the euro and yen on Friday, though lower U.S. yields capped its rebound after the Federal Reserve's dovish undertones sapped the greenback's recent strength. The euro was flat at $1.2695, but still within reach of a low of $1.2664 struck overnight after a plunge in German exports raised fears of a recession in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- The dollar tumbled to a three-week low against the yen on Thursday as investors continued to pare back bullish bets on the greenback after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting pushed out expectations on when interest rates will begin to rise. The U.S. currency, however, gained against a struggling euro, as investors sold the single euro...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- The dollar dropped to a three-week low against the yen on Thursday as investors pared back bullish bets on the greenback after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting on Wednesday prompted investors to push out expectations for the timing of an interest rate rise. Treasury yields and implied rates on Fed fund futures retreated sharply...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The dollar fell to a three-week low against the yen on Thursday, as investors cut favourable bets after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting prompted many to push out expectations for the likely timing of an interest rate rise. Treasury yields and the implied rates on Fed fund futures fell sharply after the minutes with the market not...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, as Bank of Japan purchases supported the market and equities slipped on a stronger yen. Japan's Nikkei share average skidded about 0.8 percent as the dollar sank against Japan's currency. This morning, the Bank of Japan offered to buy JGBs under its massive JGB purchase programme for the first time since...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Oct 9- The dollar hit a two-week low versus a basket of currencies on Thursday, after minutes from the U.S. Against the yen, the dollar slipped 0.2 percent to 107.91 yen, nearing Wednesday's three-week low of 107.75 yen and well away from a six-year high of 110.09 set last week. "Last week it was a pretty clear-cut buy the dollar scenario, but this week......