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  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar fell against the yen on Thursday as expectations faded of the Bank of Japan delivering the radical stimulus package some had expected this week, and after the U.S. Japan's prime minister unveiled a surprisingly large 28 trillion yen stimulus package on Wednesday, putting pressure on the central bank to match it with aggressive...

  • TOKYO— SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese technology company that owns U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp., reported Thursday a fiscal first quarter profit of 254.2 billion yen, up 19 percent from the same period last year. Healthy telecommunications operations in Japan offset losses at Sprint, helping lift quarterly sales by 3 percent to 2.13 trillion yen.

  • Abenomics Reform

    Japan's workforce needs more female workers and more flexible immigration policies to encourage dynamism, says Standard Chartered's Eric Robertson.

  • TOKYO, July 28- The yen gained on Thursday on speculation that the Bank of Japan won't deliver radical stimulus this week, while the dollar took a step back after the U.S. The dollar skidded 0.5 percent to 104.92 yen, while the euro was 0.3 percent lower at 116.19 yen ahead of the BOJ's two-day policy meeting that begins on Thursday. "It seems the market is preparing for...

  • BOJ Expectation

    Macquarie's Gareth Berry reckons there needs to be joint statement from the MOF and BOJ on Friday to exert upward pressure on dollar/yen.

  • BOJ Meeting

    JPMorgan Investment Bank's Laura Fitzsimmons is expecting an increase JGB and ETF purchases as well as a cut in deposit rates.

  • *Modestly hawkish Fed statement insufficient to lift dollar. *BOJ expected to ease on Friday, though steps could disappoint. TOKYO, July 28- The dollar took a step back on Thursday after the U.S.

  • Nintendo Earnings

    Nintendo is banking on new game launches such as Animal Farm and the wearable product "Pokemon Go Plus," says Tradewinds' Peter Boardman.

  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • US DOLLAR RETRACES EARLIER GAINS FROM FED STATEMENT AGAINST EURO AND YEN, TRADES LITTLE CHANGED.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER FED STATEMENT.

  • US DOLLAR FALLS TO 105.60 JAPANESE YEN ON WEAK DURABLE GOODS DATA.

  • LONDON, July 27- Signs of a larger than previously expected fiscal stimulus plan for Japan had the yen back on the defensive on Wednesday, as investors bet the Bank of Japan would match that with a new bout of money-printing aimed at weakening its currency. The latest volley was a report by the Wall Street Journal, again denied by the Ministry of Finance, that Japan...

  • *Europe shares rise, Deutsche Bank down on revenue fall. *Japan stimulus lifts Asia shares, drives yen lower. LONDON, July 27- Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would present a $265 billion stimulus package to reflate the Japanese economy.

  • Nikkei surges on stimulus report

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports expectations of further monetary easing by the Bank of Japan sent stocks higher.

  • *Japan stimulus lifts Asia shares, drives yen lower. LONDON, July 27- Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would present a $265 billion stimulus package to reflate the Japanese economy. Germany's DAX index rose 0.8 percent and has recouped all losses incurred since...

  • LONDON, July 27- Reports of a larger than previously expected fiscal stimulus plan for Japan had the yen back on the defensive on Wednesday, as investors bet the Bank of Japan would match that with a new bout of money-printing aimed at weakening its currency. The latest volley in that debate was a report by the Wall Street Journal, again denied by the Ministry of...

  • *Japan stimulus package to be over Y28 trln- PM Abe quoted. *Dollar/yen in choppy trade on Japan- related headlines. The yen fell after Japan's Fuji TV said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was planning to announce a stimulus package with a headline figure of around 27 trillion yen.

  • HONG KONG, July 27- Asian stocks settled near one-year highs on Wednesday while the safe-haven yen slumped after Japan's government announced a larger-than-expected economic stimulus package, which led most of the region's bourses higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent, reversing earlier gains, having...

  • *Fuji TV says Japan stimulus package to be Y27 trln. *Dollar/yen in choppy trade on Japan- related headlines. The yen fell after Japan's Fuji TV said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was planning to announce on Wednesday a stimulus package with a headline figure of around 27 trillion yen.