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  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- The dollar hit its lowest level against the euro since last October and wiped out recent gains against the Japanese yen on Wednesday amid growing skepticism that the Federal Reserve would be able to hike U.S. interest rates again this year. The euro rose over 1 percent against the dollar to hit $1.10810, its highest level since Oct. 28, while the...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • FOREX-Yen strengthens as European stock markets fall Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:43 AM ET

    *Yen rises as risk sentiment in Europe and Asia sours. LONDON, Feb 3- The yen rose on Wednesday as weaker stock markets in Europe spurred investors to buy safe haven assets, dampening the impact of last week's shock decision by the Bank of Japan to adopt negative interest rates. The Chinese yuan fell to a three-week low against the greenback, hurt in part by...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Glimmers of recovery in oil prices on Wednesday lifted European stock markets off their lows and dimmed the allure of the Japanese yen, gold and ultra-low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel after a third consecutive day of oil price losses in Asia had weighed on regional stock markets. Global benchmark, Brent, was last 44...

  • FOREX-Yen hands back gains as oil prices stabilize Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:23 AM ET

    *Yen off highs as safe-haven inflows take a breather. LONDON, Feb 3- Commodity-linked currencies including the Australian and Canadian dollars rose on Wednesday as crude oil prices stabilized, dimming the allure of the safe-haven yen. The Chinese yuan fell to a three-week low against the greenback, hurt in part by expectations of a major currency transaction...

  • By Shinichi Saoshiro and Masayuki Kitano. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 3- The yen edged higher against the dollar on Wednesday as falling oil prices sparked an investor flight into safer assets, driving down U.S. debt yields to 10- month lows and dulling the greenback's appeal. "Since China growth concerns began shaking the markets in August, the broad theme has been...

  • Dollar/yen pullback is overplayed: Citi Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:03 PM ET
    Yen is likely to weaken : Citi

    Negative rates policy will support asset prices and cause the yen to weaken furhter, explains Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi.

  • Japanese shares tumble as crude oil extends slide Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 9:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese shares tumbled on Wednesday, as crude oil futures extended their recent decline and a stronger yen undermined shares of exporters. "Almost every name in the N225 is down today, indicating a consensus from participants that it is time to sell," said Hiroki Allen, chief representative of Superfund Securities Japan. But fears of a global oil...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- The yen and euro held on to overnight gains against the dollar on Wednesday after a sharp slide in crude oil prices fuelled risk aversion, driving down U.S. debt yields to 9- month lows and dulling the greenback's appeal. The euro was steady at $1.0924 following an overnight gain of 0.3 percent. "Since China growth concerns began shaking the markets in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Tuesday after a drop in oil prices suggested U.S. inflation would stay low and prevent the Federal Reserve from hiking interest rates at a steady pace this year, while risk aversion also boosted the euro and yen. The dollar hit a session low against the yen of 120.190 yen after hitting a six-week high on...

  • FOREX-Yen rises as global mood sours again Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:46 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 2- The yen inched higher on Tuesday as another drop in oil and stock markets sent investors back to traditional safe havens, hammering commodity-dependent currencies in the process. The Australian and New Zealand dollars both sank almost 1 percent in midday trade in Europe, while the Canadian dollar and Norwegian crown- both heavily dependent on oil...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Feb 2- The yen edged higher on Tuesday as a fall in oil prices weighed on equities and risk appetite, while the Australian dollar slipped after the country's central bank held rates steady but left the door open to further easing. The dollar fell 0.5 percent to 120.44 yen, backing away from a one-month high of 121.70 yen set on Friday in the wake of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 2- The yen remained in the doldrums on Tuesday after a restless session overnight, while the Australian dollar held firm as investors bet the Reserve Bank of Australia will resist the recent trend for surprise policy easings. Against the greenback, the common currency flirted with $1.0900 after bouncing off a low of $1.0815. Trading was subdued with...

  • Friday's decline still a drag on Treasurys Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:30 PM ET
    Friday's decline still a drag on treasurys

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices, yields, and exchange-traded funds as a gauge of the credit markets related to energy.

  • *China data sends riskier assets lower. LONDON, Feb 1- The yen steadied on Monday after its biggest one-day fall in over a year, as a rally in riskier assets prompted by the Bank of Japan's shift to sub-zero interest rates stalled after yet more weak Chinese data. Oil-rich Canada's dollar fell half a percent against its U.S. counterpart and fellow oil exporter...

  • *China data not bad enough to provide lift for safe-haven yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday and the euro struggled for traction after the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates, heightening expectations that the European Central bank will ease policy too, making European bond yields slide. "Until recently, BOJ Governor Kuroda...

  • *China data not bad enough to provide lift for safe-haven yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday and the euro was also on the defensive after the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates and sent bond yields sliding across the globe and particularly in Europe. "Until recently, BOJ Governor Kuroda openly denied the possibility of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday, while the euro was also on the defensive after a surprise cut in Japanese interest rates sent bond yields sliding across the globe and particularly in Europe. "Despite the perception the six-year slowing in China's economy is now becoming more rapid, we have yet to see real evidence of this in China's hard...

  • Toyota may halt Japan output on steel shortage Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 3:24 AM ET
    A Toyota dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

    Toyota Motor said it may halt production at domestic plants early next month due to a steel shortage after an explosion at a plant operated by an affiliate.