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  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar bounced to cut steep losses versus the yen on Wednesday as Tokyo shares rebounded after sharp losses, dulling demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency for the time being. The dollar was up 0.7 percent at 120.175 yen, hoisted up from a low of 119.225 as Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent following the previous day's 3.8 percent tumble.

  • *Weak U.S, China, euro zone PMI numbers hit jittery markets. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fueled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades. While signs of an emerging market...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar and commodity currencies like the Aussie were on the defensive on Wednesday as another stormy 24- hour session for financial markets forced investors to unwind well established trades, sending the euro and safe-haven yen higher. The dollar was up 0.5 percent at 119.89 yen, off a low of 119.25 but still sharply down from an overnight high...

  • FOREX-Dollar drops as yen, euro rise on risk aversion Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 1- The dollar sagged against the safe-haven yen and low-yielding euro on Tuesday as weak Chinese factories data drove investors to unwind bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. "Most of these hedged positions are over-hedged and they have to buy the currencies," said Mark McCormick, a strategist at Credit...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday on concerns about China's economy, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. Surveys of China's manufacturing and services reinforced worries about a sharper economic slowdown with Japan's Nikkei ending nearly 4 percent...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday on concerns about China's economy, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. Surveys of China's manufacturing and services reinforced worries about a sharper economic slowdown with Japan's Nikkei ending nearly 4 percent...

  • Margin-trading Mrs Watanabe took a drubbing on Aug. 24, when the dollar tumbled nearly 5 percent to a seven-month low of 116.15 yen as risk aversion triggered by a rout in Chinese equity markets heavily favoured the safe-haven Japanese currency. "The plunge resulted in forcing day traders into massive rounds of dollar-selling to cut their losses," said Takuya...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Sept 1- The yen and euro edged higher on Tuesday as falls in Asian equities kept the focus on whether investors would need to further unwind carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by low-yielding currencies. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 120.86 yen, having retreated from its recent peak of 121.76 yen set late last week. In the stock market, MSCI's...

  • Rate hike bets buoying US dollar: StanChart Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Rate hike bets buoying US dollar: StanChart

    Callum Henderson, global head of FX research at Standard Chartered, attributes the dollar's strength against emerging market currencies to renewed expectations for a September rate hike.

  • *Focus on PMI manufacturing surveys from China, US. TOKYO, Sept 1- Low-yielding yen and euro held firm on Tuesday as nervous investors look to upcoming data from China and the United States to gauge whether they need to further wind back carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by these currencies. The euro bounced back to $1.1228, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. levels...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- The dollar lost ground against the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro on Monday as global stock markets began the week in the red, prompting investors to trim bets against currencies popularly used to fund risky carry trades. European shares fell, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hopes that the U.S. But it was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears of a sharp economic slowdown in China sent global equities markets plunging. The euro rose 0.6 percent to $1.1249, below last...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 28- Mexico could issue more yen-denominated debt near year-end to help cover 2016 major currency funding requirements, a finance ministry official said. Alejandro Diaz de Leon, head of public debt, told Reuters on Thursday that Mexico was looking at the yen market, where Mexico last placed 60 billion yen in debt in July. Mexico covered part of its...

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The dollar eased against a basket of major currencies for the first time in four days on Friday, with investors awaiting fresh comment from the U.S. Against the yen, the greenback dipped below 121 yen, still a remarkable recovery from Monday's seven-month low of 116.15. The yen gave a muted reaction to data showing Japan's inflation slowed to zero...

  • *Dollar supported by robust U.S. LONDON, Aug 28- The dollar held steady against a basket of major currencies on Friday as a sense of calm returned to financial markets, capping off a tumultuous week when the greenback hit seven-month lows against the euro and the yen. It last stood at 121.05 yen.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 28- The dollar held at one-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, having benefited from upbeat U.S. data and as investors continued to cut back on safe-havens such as the yen. The euro came close to $1.1200, having been knocked off its lofty perch above $1.1700. Analysts at Citi said all four components showed positive revisions:...

  • Are there any safe haven currencies? Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Are there any safe haven currencies?

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, talks about foreign exchange markets and the prospects for the dollar and the yuan.

  • *Stocks rise after Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as calm returned to currency markets with gains in global equities, including a 5 percent jump in Shanghai, underpinning risk sentiment and sapping demand for safe haven currencies. Traders said any upward revision to second-quarter growth data out of the...

  • FOREX-Yen nurses losses as stocks rally cheers mood Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:56 AM ET

    *Stocks rise after Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as calm returned to currency markets with gains in global stock markets, including a 5 percent jump in Shanghai, underpinning risk sentiment and sapping demand for safe haven currencies. Traders said any upward revision to second-quarter growth data out of...

  • FOREX-Yen nurses losses as equities rally lifts mood Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:54 AM ET

    *Asian equities rise after Wall Street rally. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 27- The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as gains in Chinese equities helped underpin risk sentiment for now and dampened demand for the safe haven Japanese currency. Asian equities rose and Shanghai stocks edged up 1.6 percent after Wall Street posted its biggest one-day gain...