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  • FX markets: Time to watch and wait?

    Mirza Baig, BNP Paribas, says political uncertainty is weighing on the U.S. dollar.

  • *Pound dips vs yen after Manchester blast, steady vs dollar. TOKYO, May 23- The pound slipped against the yen after a suspected terrorist attack at a concert in Britain's city of Manchester, while the euro hovered near a six-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak." Police said an explosion at the...

  • *Pound sags vs yen after Manchester blast, but steady vs dollar. TOKYO, May 23- The euro hovered near a six-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak," while the pound sagged against the yen after a blast at a concert in Britain's city of Manchester killed at least 19 people. Police said they were...

  • Not surprising that markets didn't move on Japan trade data

    Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank reacts to the release of Japan's latest trade numbers.

  • Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses key issues that the Japanese economy is facing.

  • *Political tumult in Washington weighs on greenback. SINGAPORE, May 19- The dollar sagged against the yen on Friday and was on track for weekly losses, bruised by worries that political turmoil in Washington could delay efforts by U.S. "It hasn't gone away... and so the market will be swayed by any related headlines," said Satoshi Okagawa, senior global markets analyst...

  • *Worries grow over Trump aides' contact with Russia. LONDON, May 18- The dollar extended losses against the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday as investors feeling increasingly nervous over the future of Donald Trump's U.S. presidency sought safe havens for their money. "Risk aversion is rife once again with the brewing political storm surrounding President...

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japanese investors' appetite for foreign bonds picked up in the latest week as they bought the most in 10 months, reassured by the outcome of France's presidential election. Ministry of Finance data released early on Thursday showed that Japanese investors bought a net 1.821 trillion yen of foreign bonds in the week through May 13, accelerating...

  • *Eyes on UK retail sales. The dollar recovered around half a percent against the yen in Asian trading after a combination of recently poor U.S. data and revelations about the investigation of Trump's ties to Russia drove its biggest daily fall since last July. "After the massive rally in bonds yesterday we have seen something of a snapback," said Jeremy Stretch, head...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar fell by nearly 2 percent against the yen to its lowest level since April and hit a six-month low against the Swiss franc on Wednesday as talk that U.S. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against six peers and had scaled a 14- year peak of 103.82 on Jan. 3, fell 0.6 percent to its lowest level since Nov. 9, surrendering all of its "Trump...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar fell to its lowest level against the yen since May 1 and hit a six-month low against the Swiss franc on Wednesday as talk that U.S. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against six peers and had scaled a 14- year peak of 103.82 on Jan. 3, fell 0.4 percent to its lowest level since Nov. 9, surrendering all of its "Trump bump" gains.

  • LONDON, May 17- The yen rose to its highest in two weeks and the Swiss franc hit a seven-week high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as talk that President Donald Trump could face the threat of impeachment boosted safe-haven assets. News emerged on Tuesday that Trump had asked his now-dismissed FBI chief James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties...

  • LONDON, May 17- The yen rose to its highest in two weeks and the Swiss franc hit a seven-week high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as an intensifying political scandal around U.S. The dollar index, which scaled a 14- year peak of 103.82 on Jan. 3 in anticipation of Trump's promised tax reform and stimulus measures, wallowed near its lowest levels since Nov. 9 after...

  • Euro Yen banknotes

    The charts show that euro-yen enters a variation of a double-bottom pattern used to set a new long-term upside target.

  • Dollar weakness ahead

    A softer dollar is likely in the short-term given the weaker support from fiscal reform expectations, warns Saktiandi Supaat, Maybank.

  • *North Korea conducts missile test on Sunday. TOKYO, May 15- The dollar started the week on the defensive on Monday, after U.S. economic data came in shy of expectations and another missile test by North Korea over the weekend underpinned the perceived safe-haven yen. On Monday, North Korea said it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- The U.S. dollar fell on Friday, easing from a roughly two-month high against the yen touched in the prior session and slumping against the euro, after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data raised doubts about whether the Federal Reserve will assume a hawkish bent through the end of the year. In addition, the Commerce Department said retail sales...

  • US DOLLAR EXTENDS LOSSES VS YEN, HITS SESSION LOW OF 113.38 YEN.

  • US DOLLAR PARES LOSSES AGAINST YEN AFTER HITTING SESSION LOW OF 113.55 YEN AFTER DATA.

  • The dollar eased 0.1 percent to 113.70 yen, having retreated from its eight-week high of 114.38 yen on May 10. "The dollar has been surprisingly well-supported against the yen and the market seems to have a very optimistic view," said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist for Mizuho Securities in Tokyo. Uncertainty about U.S. growth momentum, and concerns...