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  • *Nikkei gains 1.0 pct for the week. TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average finished the session little changed on Friday as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The index gained 1.0 percent for the week, its first weekly gains in three weeks after having...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The index is on track to gain 0.9 percent for the week- where it touched its highest levels since August 2015. "It's like the market has started its summer...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade, and up 0.4 percent for the week. "We're getting close to the end of the month, and fundamentals aside, there will be people selling dollars, so it will be easy for the yen to strengthen next week," said Mitsuo Imaizumi, Tokyo- based chief foreign exchange strategist for Daiwa Securities.

  • *Norwegian crown rises after Norges Bank removes easing bias. NEW YORK, June 22- The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as low U.S. bond yields offset in-line data on domestic jobless claims and home prices, keeping it close to the one-month peak it reached earlier this week. The yen garnered some safe-haven demand on early...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.6 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. Britain's FTSE 100 and France's CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent each. "Most of the weakness in equity markets is related to the energy sector, and that's due to the massive weakness we've seen in oil, which is now trading in bear territory," said Naeem Aslam, the chief market analyst at ThinkMarkets in London.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.6 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all slipped 0.3-0.4 percent as trading in Europe got under way. "As far as the market mentality is concerned, as long as the oil price keeps weakening, this is going to tell us something about the underlying capacity of the global economy to generate...

  • SINGAPORE, June 22- The dollar eased versus the yen on Thursday as a recent rally tied to bets on another U.S. interest rate hike this year lost steam, while the New Zealand dollar rose after its central bank stopped short of aggressively trying to talk down the currency. The New Zealand dollar was the big mover during Asian trade, rising 0.4 percent on the day to...

  • A man rides a bicycle past the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo.

    The Bank of Japan released the minutes of its April policy review.

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar reached a more than three-week high versus the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, reinforcing expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. That marked a gain of about 2.7 percent from the dollar's near 2- month low of 108.81 yen set on June 14.

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, supporting expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. The dollar rose to 111.775 yen at one point, reaching its strongest level since May 26. Dudley's comments reinforced the...

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, supporting expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. The dollar rose to 111.775 yen at one point, reaching its strongest level since May 26. Dudley's comments reinforced the...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- The dollar gained on Monday as an influential U.S. Remarks by New York Fed President William Dudley on Monday that tightening in the labor market should help drive up inflation helped offset concerns by some investors that stubbornly low inflation would not allow policy-makers to raise rates further the rest of this year.

  • NEW YORK, June 19- The dollar nudged higher on Monday as an influential U.S. On Monday, New York Fed President William Dudley's comments came with doubts whether stubbornly low inflation, which has been stuck below the central bank's 2- percent goal, would allow policy-makers to raise rates further the rest of the year. They are committed to policy normalization, "...

  • LONDON, June 19- The differing messages of the world's major central banks on inflation and monetary policy prodded the dollar and euro higher against the yen on Monday, with traders eyeing a series of appearances by U.S. Fed chief Janet Yellen's confidence her team raised interest rates for the third time in six months last week surprised investors who had...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday on weaker-than-forecast data on housing and consumer sentiment, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signaled it was in no hurry to tighten policy. Earlier Friday, the government said U.S. home construction fell for a third consecutive month in May...

  • LONDON, June 16- The yen slumped to two-week lows against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signalled it was in no hurry to follow the Federal Reserve's example in tightening its ultra-loose monetary policy. This dragged the yen nearly half a percent lower to 111.415 per dollar by afternoon trade in London.

  • LONDON, June 16- World shares steadied on Friday after selling in the tech sector triggered their biggest fall in over a month, while the yen slid to a two-week low as the Bank of Japan signaled its stimulus was staying in place. London, Frankfurt and Paris climbed between 0.3 and 0.5 percent and the euro, the pound and the Swiss franc rose against the dollar in the...

  • LONDON, June 16- The yen fell to two-week lows on Friday after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signalled it was in no hurry to follow the Fed's example in tightening its ultra-loose monetary policy. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there was "some distance" to achieving the BOJ's inflation target of 2 percent, adding that it was "inappropriate" to say...

  • Do not expect BOJ to provide guidance on easing: Julius Baer

    Mark Matthews, head of research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, discusses his expectations for an upcoming press conference from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

  • TOKYO, June 16- The dollar stood tall in Asia on Friday, on track for weekly gains against a currency basket, after upbeat U.S. economic data gave investors reason to hope the U.S. central bank will stick with its plan to hike rates. Investors awaited a news conference at 3:30 p.m. with BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who is expected to reassure markets that the central...