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  • Yields on Japan's benchmark 10-year government bond fell below zero for the first time, as investors clamored for safe-haven assets.

  • *Most of Asia still shut for Lunar New Year holidays. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 9- The dollar briefly crashed through the 115- yen level to its lowest since November 2014 on Tuesday, as a sell-off in European and U.S. stocks continued into the Asian session and stoked demand for the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency. "What a panic situation," said Kaneo Ogino, director at...

  • Japan's banks will likely bear the brunt of the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates move, but analysts are divided on how badly they'll be hit.

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS BELOW 115.17 YEN, HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE NOV 2014.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe haven assets. The jump in the yen piled further pressure on Japan's Nikkei which sank 3.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, and would have...

  • *Most of Asia still shut for Lunar New Year holidays. SYDNEY, Feb 9- The yen held at its highest in over a year against the dollar early on Tuesday, having soared broadly as a selloff in European and U.S. stocks stoked demand for the safe-haven currency. Against the greenback, the euro flirted with $1.1200 after bouncing off Monday's low around $1.1086.

  • *Dollar falls to lowest vs yen since November 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. "A bit of it is positioning," said Charles St-Arnaud, senior...

  • FOREX-Yen gains as banking worries hit euro, stocks Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 8:06 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- The yen surged by half a percent against the dollar on Monday as worry over Europe's banks drove capital to the safety of the Japanese currency. It fell 0.4 percent against the dollar, to $1.1121. "The strong yen stands out," said Stephen Gallo, a strategist with BMO in London.

  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 0.6 percent higher, and Germany's...

  • BOJ members feared triggering ‘rates war’ Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:41 PM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past an electronic board showing prices of Japan's Nikkei average in Tokyo.

    Policymakers at the Bank of Japan tussled over the decision to adopt negative interest rates, according to the summary released Monday.

  • FOREX-Dollar nurses losses as payrolls report looms Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:09 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 5- The dollar steadied in Asian trading on Friday but remained on track for weekly losses, as investors braced for U.S. employment figures later in the session for the latest clues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening path. "The charts suggest the short dollar/yen trade is still the advantageous trend trade, but with the non-farm...

  • Japan benchmark bond flirts with negative yield Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:27 PM ET

    Japan is teetering on the brink of a negative yield on its benchmark 10-year bond, but analysts aren't necessarily worried.

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- The dollar nursed hefty losses against the yen and euro on Thursday after tumbling overnight when a top Federal Reserve official tempered expectations on the timing of future U.S. interest rate increases. The U.S. currency took a beating on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said financial conditions were considerably tighter...

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- The dollar nursed hefty losses against the yen and euro on Thursday after tumbling overnight when a top Federal Reserve official tempered expectations on the pace of future U.S. interest rate increases. The U.S. currency took a beating on Wednesday after William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said financial conditions are...

  • 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...