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  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's Nikkei share average closed at a new eight-month high and posted the biggest daily rise in two weeks on Thursday, with a weak yen giving exporters a boost despite disappointing trade data which showed the softer currency is not significantly buoying sales.

  • Dollar/yen could push $120 next year     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, says the dollar will continue to strengthen pushing dollar/yen to $120 next year.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 18- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's guidance on interest rates highlighted the diverging pathways between the United States and other rich nations. The greenback raced to a high of 108.69 yen, its strongest level since September 2008.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 18- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's guidance on interest rates highlighted the diverging pathways between the United States and other rich nations. The greenback raced to a high of 108.69 yen, its strongest level since September 2008.

  • Don't worry about Japan's trade deficit: CLSA     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says markets should focus on how a weaker yen is lifting profits of Japanese firms, instead of scrutinizing trade volumes.

  • *Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.

  • *Gold, oil prices pressured by rising dollar. SYDNEY, Sept 18- Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.

  • Weak-yen boost won't be instantaneous: StanChart     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of August trade data, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, discusses why Japanese manufacturers aren't benefiting from a weaker yen.

  • *Fed rate projections show faster rate hikes. NEW YORK, Sept 17- The dollar jumped to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday while the euro tumbled from five-month peaks after forecasts from the Federal Reserve showed a faster pace of rate hikes over the next few years than initially projected in June.

  • *Sterling inches up ahead of Scotland vote, implied vols jump. LONDON, Sept 17- The dollar neared six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday as investors awaited fresh clues from the Federal Reserve on when a first hike in U.S. interest rates is likely to come.

  • Kudla's 'no-brainer' currency trade     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Short the yen and the euro, says David Kudla, Mainstay Capital CEO, sharing his top currency play.

  • Approach with fear, trepidation & caution: CEO     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Tom Barrack, Colony Capital CEO, reveals his investment strategy on the Fed's policy and interest rates.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- A renewed drop in the Australian dollar was the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar, euro and yen steady before potentially more dramatic events later in the week. Since then the Aussie has renewed its course, "said Graham Davidson, a spot currency dealer with National Australia Bank in London.

  • OSAKA, Japan, Sept 16- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stable yen moves are crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen declines were starting to hurt their bottom line.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The dollar index posted its ninth consecutive week of gains on Friday and the U.S. currency rose to six-year highs against the yen on speculation that the Federal Reserve may strike a more hawkish tone when it meets next week.

  • FOREX-Dollar index on track for best run in 17 years Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 12- The dollar was steady on Friday at six-year highs against the yen, and the dollar index was headed for a ninth consecutive week of gains after strong retail sales data added to expectations that U.S. growth is gaining steam.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The dollar was steady on Friday and traded near six-year highs against the yen after data showed improving U.S. retail sales in August but a drop in import prices. But the currency pared some gains on Friday after a report showed import prices declined 0.9 percent in August, the largest drop since November 2013.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS SLIGHTLY AGAINST YEN AND EURO AFTER RETAIL SALES DATA.

  • *Sterling steadies after latest Scotland poll. LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar index headed for its longest winning streak since 1997 on Friday, as the greenback hit a six-year peak against the yen on growing expectations that the U.S.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 12- The dollar set a fresh six-year high against the yen on Friday, continuing to draw strength as investors bet that the U.S. The dollar touched a high of 107.39 yen, its strongest level since September 2008, and last traded at 107.35 yen, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. trade on Thursday.