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  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The U.S. dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Thursday, on track for its worst week against the Japanese currency since 2008, as fears of a global economic slowdown and conerns about stress in the banking system, increased demand for safe-havens. The U.S. dollar was down 0.85 percent against the yen midmorning in New York, falling to 112.38...

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    CNBC's Rick Santelli examines the 10-year treasury note and how its recent movement reflects the current economic environment.

  • *Gives back some gains on speculation Japan will intervene. *Japan& China both shut for public holidays. LONDON, Feb 11- The yen racked up its strongest weekly gains since the 2008 financial crisis on Thursday before recoiling sharply on speculation officials may soon step in to stem a flood of capital seeking the traditional safety of Japan.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Sterling fell to a 15- month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday, diving almost 3 percent against the safe-haven yen, as nervous investors fretted about global growth and were pricing in a chance of a interest rate cut in Britain. Interest rate markets are not pricing in a Bank of England rate hike until 2020. Sterling was down 0.9 percent...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. LONDON, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 16- month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. LONDON, Feb 11- The yen jumped 2 percent to its strongest in 15 months against the dollar on Thursday in another wave of global capital flows into the traditional security of Japan, raising expectations of official intervention to cool the currency's rise. "We got to 8 a.m. this morning and it just hit in a wave," said Richard Benson,...

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 15- month low against the yen on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave investors no reason to change their minds that the next rate hike will be a long time coming. As a result, the dollar set a 15- month low of 112.28 yen as of 0717 GMT, its lowest level since...

  • Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. "In some ways it is reminiscent of 2008 with tightening credit markets, bank shares under pressure and worries central banks are powerless," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital, though he suspects markets are overly pessimistic this time. The flight from risk told on most Asian shares, with...

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 15- month low against the yen on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave investors no reason to change their minds that the next rate hike will be a long time coming. "The idea that you will be okay if you buy the dollar since the United States alone will be...

  • *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. "In some ways it is reminiscent of 2008 with tightening credit markets, bank shares under pressure and worries central banks are powerless," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital, though he suspects markets are being overly pessimistic this time. The flight from risk told on Asian shares, with...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 11- The dollar hit a fresh 15- month low versus the yen on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen the previous day gave investors no reason to change their minds that the next rate hike will be a long time coming. The dollar fell to as low as 112.66 yen as of 0058 GMT, its lowest level since November 2014. The greenback was last...

  • *Japan& China shut for public holidays. SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar was broadly lower early on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave investors no reason to change their minds that the next rate hike will be a long time coming. As a result, the dollar came within a whisker of 113.00 yen, reaching a low not see since November 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Wednesday as investors packed into the safe-haven Japanese currency, backing away from earlier optimism that the Federal Reserve would continue to raise interest rates. Investors perceived dovishness on the part of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who testified before the House...

  • LONDON, Feb 10- The dollar struggled to climb off 3-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday as worries over a global economic slowdown weighed and traders waited for more tips on the likely course of U.S. interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Despite a shock move from the Bank of Japan to adopt negative interest rates two weeks ago, the yen hit a 15- month high...

  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • Dollar/yen to dip below 110 in coming months: CBA Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:52 PM ET
    Yen thriving amidst current risk-averse mood

    Japanese yen is surging because it is well-supported by a large current account surplus of nearly 3 percent of GDP, explains Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Elias Haddad.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese retail traders have turned bullish on the yen for the first time in 2-1/ 2 years, a telling sign they are losing confidence over government efforts to cheapen the currency. "Japanese individual investors don't look like they will be bullish on the dollar and bearish on the yen any time soon, as far as recent market moves go," said Takuya Kanda,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 9- Mexico's peso fell to a record low on Tuesday and Colombia's peso sank as a sharp drop in oil prices and growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies like the Japanese yen. Mexico's peso shed more than 0.7 percent, paring losses slightly after tumbling to a record low of 18.9350 per dollar, while Colombia's peso...