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  • Yen's dual role: Pro

    Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group weighs in on the impact of a rising yen on the markets.

  • That did not stop Australia's central bank surprising markets by cutting interest rates to a record low of 1.75 percent, however, hitting the currency but lifting the country's shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell to a three-week low and the euro's burst through $1.16 for the first time in eight months pushed European...

  • SINGAPORE, May 3- The yen hit a fresh 18- month high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and jumped against the Australian dollar, after Australia's central bank cut interest rates to a record low. The U.S. dollar fell to 105.78 yen at one point, its lowest level since October 2014. The yen added to its gains as the Australian dollar skidded after the Reserve Bank of...

  • *HK, Taiwan stocks decline after disappointing China survey. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat after being up as much as 0.4 percent on the day and is now trading at a three-week low. "Markets are telling us is that the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are failing in their mission to expand monetary stimulus and that...

  • SINGAPORE, May 3- The U.S. dollar fell below 106.00 yen for the first time in about 18 months on Tuesday, as the yen surged against the Australian dollar after Australia's central bank cut interest rates to a record low of 1.75 percent. The U.S dollar slipped to as low as 105.91 yen at one point, its lowest level since October 2014. The greenback last traded at 105.97 yen,...

  • *HK, Taiwan stocks decline after disappointing China survey. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat after being up as much as 0.4 percent on the day and is now trading at a three-week low. "Markets are telling us is that the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are failing in their mission to expand monetary stimulus and that...

  • *Dollar hits 18- month low against Japan's yen. SINGAPORE, May 3- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar slipped to an 18- month low against the yen, potentially spurring fuel demand, but gains were restricted by rising Middle East output that renewed concerns of a global supply overhang. The international Brent crude benchmark was trading at $46.04 per barrel at...

  • SINGAPORE, May 3- The dollar set a fresh 18- month low versus the yen on Tuesday, as the yen pushed higher in a holiday-thinned market, while the Australian dollar held firm ahead of an interest rate decision from Australia's central bank. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 106.09 yen, and fell to as low as 106.05 yen at one point, its lowest level since October 2014.

  • *Dollar steadies after touching 18- month low of 106.14 yen. NEW YORK, May 2- The dollar edged up against the yen on Monday following its biggest weekly loss in more than seven years, but it declined against other major currencies, particularly the euro, which was helped by stronger German manufacturing data. "It's a difficult process for the BOJ to manage," said...

  • *Yen rises to highest since October 2014. NEW YORK, May 2- A weakening U.S. dollar and optimism that commodity prices will steady boosted global stock markets on Monday, while U.S. "I think we are at a turning point" in sentiment, said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • *Yen rises to highest since October 2014. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a weakening dollar and steadying commodity prices shifted investor sentiment from weak earnings and poor economic data in the first quarter to optimism about the second, also pushing U.S. "I think we are at a turning point," said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief global...

  • *Dollar recovers after touching 18- month low of 106.14 yen. NEW YORK, May 2- The dollar rose on Monday from its biggest weekly fall in more than seven years against the yen but softened against other major currencies, in particular the euro, which was helped by stronger German manufacturing data. "It contributed to the performance of the yen, while we are seeing the...

  • *Dollar recovers after touching 18- month low of 106.14 yen. *London markets closed, eyes on RBA meeting Tuesday. LONDON, May 2- The dollar recovered slightly on Monday from its biggest weekly fall in more than seven years against the yen, while losing ground against a euro helped by solid set of manufacturing numbers from Germany.

  • Strong yen pressures stocks

    This is a big problem for Japan, says Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, explaining how strength in the Japanese currency is impacting global markets.

  • LONDON, May 2- A 3 percent plunge in the Tokyo stock exchange and falls in European banking shares added to a gloomy global financial mood on Monday, pushing oil prices lower and the dollar to an 18- month low against the yen. With trading thinned out by holidays in London and many Asian economies, a solid read of manufacturing sentiment in Germany drove the...

  • Don’t expect Japanese yen to go much higher: Pro

    Joe Corbach, head of currencies and commodities at GAM, looks at the market performance of the Japanese yen following the Bank of Japan’s latest policy move.

  • Starting to see limits of monetary policy: BK Asset

    Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, looks at the key drivers in currency markets right now, with reference on the Bank of Japan.

  • Treasury puts Japan on new' Monitoring List'. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 2- The yen touched a fresh 18- month high against the greenback early on Monday after its biggest weekly gain in over seven years as traders bet that Tokyo policymakers have limited capacity to stem the yen's gains. Yet many traders doubt Japan can intervene in the market given Tokyo appears to have...

  • Where are currencies headed?

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discusses the market forces affecting the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen.

  • Treasury put Japan on a new currency monitoring list along with four other countries that have large trade surpluses with the United States. The report could make it harder for Japan to intervene in currency markets to stem the yen's gains. "We've started the week with a precipitous drop in Japanese equity as the market responds to the strength of the yen," said...