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  • *Dollar/yen limps up after posting 7 straight days of losses. *Wariness towards Trump's struggle with Obamacare limits gains. TOKYO, March 23- The dollar nudged up from four-month lows against the yen early on Thursday, although U.S.

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- The dollar lost further ground on Wednesday and hit a four-month low against the safe-haven yen, with investors rethinking the growth expectations under a Trump administration that had pushed the greenback to a 14- year peak and stocks to record highs. "We had moved ahead in anticipation of fiscal boosts and now are about 60 days into the...

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia biggest fall since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. Wall Street was expected to open slightly lower, index futures showed, and the CBOE's VIX index, known as the "fear gauge," briefly topped 13 percent for the first time since mid-January.

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia lowest since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. The dollar touched a four-month low against the Japanese currency, whose strength helped push Tokyo stocks to a three-week low, while the euro held close to its highest since early February at around $1.08.

  • *Deal with Malaysia's Petronas helps diversify Saudi Aramco. SINGAPORE, March 20- Saudi King Salman's lavish tour of Asia, arriving in each country on a golden escalator with 400 tonnes of luggage, had a hardnosed marketing mission- to cement the kingdom's place as leading oil supplier to the world's biggest consumer region. The string of deals inked on his...

  • *Investors concerned by healthcare vote, FBI investigation. Investors are also worried by an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election, which was confirmed on Monday. "The mood is being driven by this realisation that Trump is not going to be able to deliver all his...

  • Financial markets not priced for protectionism: UBS

    Bhanu Baweja, global head of EM Cross Asset Strategy at UBS, discusses how markets are questioning how U.S. President Donald Trump can fund his tax cuts.

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday, taking their cue from rising U.S. The Ministry of Finance's sale of 500 billion yen worth 40- year JGBs with a 0.4 percent coupon produced a highest yield of 0.9350 percent, with only 13.6363 percent of the bids accepted at the lowest price. Japan's stocks also skidded on Wednesday, with the Nikkei stock...

  • *Japan, Australia shares lead regional losses. "Asian stocks have had a good run so this is a good excuse to take some money off the table though there is plenty of cash waiting on the sidelines to be invested if the selloff intensifies," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.4...

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled on Wednesday to its lowest close since late February, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a strengthening of the perceived safe-haven yen. The U.S. dollar wallowed below the 112- yen level in troughs not seen since November, after Wall Street tumbled on Tuesday as investors' fears grew that...

  • *Japan, Australia shares lead regional losses. "Asian stocks have had a good run so this is a good excuse to take some money off the table though there is plenty of cash waiting on the sidelines to be invested if the selloff intensifies," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.4...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    North Korea reportedly attempted to conduct a missile launch on Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japan's exports grew the most in more than two years in February, rebounding from a Lunar New Year slowdown in January, as a widening trade surplus with the United States potentially raises tensions in the face of rising U.S. protectionism. Exports to the United States rose 0.4 percent in February from a year ago, largely from bigger shipments of...

  • *Dollar struggles, Wall Street slides on risk aversion. On Wednesday, the common currency was a touch weaker at $1.0794 after surging 0.6 percent overnight to $1.0819, its highest since Feb. 2. The question now is whether equities will keep falling, "said Shin Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays in Tokyo.

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japan's exports grew the most in more than two years in February, rebounding from a Lunar New Year slowdown in January, as a widening trade surplus with the United States potentially raises tensions in the face of rising U.S. protectionism. Any rise in Japan's trade surplus with the United States could be a cause of concern for Japanese...

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Wednesday, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a rise in the perceived safe-haven yen. Japanese shares extended losses after Kyodo News, citing a Japan government source, reported that North Korea may have launched several missiles on Wednesday morning. "Tokyo market shows weakness overall,...

  • TOKYO— Japan logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28 percent from a year earlier. Preliminary customs data released Wednesday show overall exports rose 11 percent to 6.35 trillion yen and imports edged up 1 percent to 5.5 trillion yen. The month's biggest year-on-year gains were in exports of machinery...

  • TOKYO, March 22- Japan's exports grew 11.3 percent year-on-year in February, led by shipments of car parts and electronics parts to Asia, taking the seasonally-adjusted trade surplus to 680.3 billion yen-- the highest since April 2010, Ministry of Finance data on showed on Wednesday. Japan's exports to the United States, a key market for Japanese products, rose 0.4...