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  • TOKYO, July 27- The yen fell in early Asian trade on Wednesday on expectations of significant monetary stimulus by the Bank of Japan later in the week, a day after it had posted its biggest gains in a month on disappointment at the scale of the government's fiscal stimulus plan. The market is still wary of any surprises from Kuroda, "said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of...

  • *Yen bullish as hopes placed on Japan stimulus fade. The safe-haven yen sat atop large gains as hopes for a large fiscal stimulus package out of Japan faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent.

  • *Decision expected July 29 0330-0530 GMT. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 27- Yen moves and political considerations could be decisive factors for Bank of Japan policymakers agonizing over whether to expand stimulus yet again on Friday or to save their dwindling policy resources in case the economy takes a turn for the worse.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- A buoyant yen and U.S. oil prices at three-month lows kept stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings this week that will unveil new stimulus in Japan and may provide clues on U.S. interest rates. The yen hit two-week highs against the euro and more than one-week highs against the dollar as traders dialed...

  • LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and oil prices at their lowest in three months kept stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings this week that will unveil new stimulus in Japan and may provide clues on U.S. interest rates. The yen hit two-week highs against the euro and more than one-week highs against the dollar as traders...

  • JAPANESE YEN CONTINUES TO PARE GAINS AGAINST US DOLLAR, WEAKENS TO 104.77.

  • JAPANESE YEN PARES GAINS AGAINST US DOLLAR, WEAKENS TO 104.57.

  • LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. A Nikkei report said Japan's government was likely to double the amount of direct fiscal outlays into the economy over the next few years to 6 trillion yen.

  • *Many in BOJ prefer to keep policy steady. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 26- The Bank of Japan is leaning toward holding off on monetary easing on Friday, as an expected government spending package takes some pressure off policymakers to expand an already massive and increasingly controversial stimulus programme.

  • Nikkei sells off on strong yen

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports Japanese stocks sold off after a report suggested the government's stimulus package may not live up to expectations.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan still eke out one-year peak. LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. A Nikkei report said Japan's government was likely to double the amount of direct fiscal outlays into the...

  • *Investors question impact of Japan govt stimulus package. Tokyo is compiling a spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the headline number suggests. "The Japanese government's fiscal stimulus appears to be' buy the rumour, sell the fact,"' said Masashi Murata,...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • MELBOURNE, July 26- London copper was trapped near a one-week low on Tuesday as the appetite for risk among investors fell and volumes dwindled ahead of the U.S. Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar slipped ahead of the U.S. The dollar slipped 0.5 percent against the yen to 105.23, while the euro shed 0.5 percent to 115.66 yen. The Japanese government is also putting together a massive spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • JAPANESE YEN WEAKENS TO 106.050 YEN AGAINST THE US DOLLAR ON REPORT OF LARGER JAPANESE STIMULUS PACKAGE.