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  • TOKYO, July 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday as investors took profits on steelmakers, offsetting gains in Yaskawa Electric and other machinery makers. The Nikkei has managed to stay above 20,000 for most of the time since July 10, in which time the dollar dropped to below 112 yen from mid-114 yen. "On a daily basis, the market gets emotional about...

  • TOKYO, July 20- The euro held near a 14- month high against the dollar on Thursday as investors look to hints from the European Central Bank on tapering of its stimulus, while the yen barely budged after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy on hold. ECB President Mario Draghi opened the door to policy tweaks in a speech in Sintra, Portugal, in late June, leading to...

  • *Global stocks at record, Asia ex- Japan index hits 9-1/ 2- yr high. *Strong earnings propel Wall Street to close at all-time highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 percent, hovering near its highest level since December 2007.

  • TOKYO, July 20- The euro held near a 14- month high against the dollar on Thursday as investors look to hints from the European Central Bank on tapering of its stimulus, while the yen braced for news from the Bank of Japan's policy meeting. ECB President Mario Draghi opened the door to policy tweaks in a speech in Sintra, Portugal, in late June, leading to expectations...

  • *EUR, JPY gains may influence central bank decisions. *Dollar hits more than three-week low vs yen. NEW YORK, July 19- The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Wednesday a day after touching a more than one-year low, but it hit a more than three-week low against the yen as traders awaited meetings of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan.

  • *EUR, JPY gains may influence central bank decisions. *Dollar hits more than 3- week low vs yen. NEW YORK, July 19- The U.S. dollar recovered some losses against the euro on Wednesday after touching a more than one-year low in the prior session, but hit a more than three-week low against the yen as traders awaited European Central Bank and Bank of Japan meetings.

  • LONDON, July 19- The U.S. dollar hovered near a 10- month low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday but investors were wary of pushing it lower before major central bank meetings. Both the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are meeting this week and market watchers are wary that the recent strength in the euro and the yen may prompt them to strike a...

  • *Current dollar-yen levels above what Japan Inc expects- analyst. TOKYO, July 19- Japanese stocks edged up in choppy trade on Wednesday, with buying in defensive stocks offsetting worries about the impact of a stronger yen as the U.S. dollar flounders. "The current dollar-yen level is still above what most manufacturers expect this year, which is 108.80 yen," said...

  • US Dollar

    The greenback will receive support from a pick up in inflation and markets pricing in more interest rate hikes, JPMorgan Asset Management said Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- The outlook for the U.S. dollar turned even more bearish on Tuesday after healthcare reform legislation again failed to pass in Congress, casting further doubt on whether the Trump administration will be able to progress to tax reform, infrastructure improvements, and banking deregulation. And with the euro and yen both gaining on the...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next to a map of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership participating countries.

    Markets could start to question the long-term sustainability of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic program – known as 'Abenomics'.

  • LONDON, July 14- The Japanese yen remained on the back foot against high-yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar on Friday after dovish comments from major policymakers this week reaffirmed market expectations that interest rates will rise very slowly. "It is broadly a U.S. dollar-negative market as latest comments from Yellen and others suggest...

  • LONDON, July 14- The Japanese yen remained on the back foot against high-yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar on Friday after dovish comments from major policymakers this week reaffirmed market expectations that interest rates will rise very slowly. "It is broadly a U.S. dollar-negative market as latest comments from Yellen and others suggest...

  • LONDON, July 14- The Japanese yen remained on the back foot against high-yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar on Friday after dovish comments from major policymakers this week reaffirmed market expectations that interest rates will rise very slowly. "It is broadly a U.S. dollar-negative market as latest comments from Yellen and others suggest...

  • LONDON, July 14- The Japanese yen remained on the back foot against high-yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar on Friday after dovish comments from major policymakers this week reaffirmed market expectations that interest rates will rise very slowly. "It is broadly a U.S. dollar-negative market as latest comments from Yellen and others suggest...

  • CPI data awaited for its impact on Fed's rates stance. TOKYO, July 14- The dollar was little changed against a group of peers early on Friday, as currency investors remained cautious ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the session, which is expected to set the greenback's near-term direction. The U.S. currency's recent advance, notably against the yen, has...

  • The $4 trillion of QE "never really got injected into the economy," so the effects of unwinding it will be pretty benign, says DBS' David Carbon.

  • TOKYO, July 14- The dollar trod water against a group of peers early on Friday, as currency investors remained cautious ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the session, which is expected to set the greenback's near-term direction. The U.S. currency's recent advance, notably against the yen, has stalled towards the end of this week as Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

  • *Bank of Canada hikes rates for first time since 2010. NEW YORK, July 12- The dollar eased against the yen on Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said interest rates hikes would be gradual and that the U.S. central bank may not be able to raise rates by "all that much." "Yellen highlighted inflation uncertainty at a time when the doves of the board have...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- The dollar fell to a session low against the Japanese yen on Wednesday following the release of prepared remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who said the central bank would not need to raise interest rates "all that much further." The greenback was down 0.79 percent to 113.02 yen, after touching 112.94 yen, its lowest in about a week.