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  • FOREX-Dollar bulls stymied by wage data, PMIs next Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    *Euro holds just under $1.10, dollar near 124 yen. SYDNEY, Aug 3- The dollar stayed on the backfoot early on Monday after suffering a setback late last week when subdued wage growth clouded the outlook on the timing for an interest rate hike. The euro bought $1.09760, having lifted from a low of $1.08935.

  • The Tokyo- based maker of the Accord sedan and Odyssey minivan has been the hardest hit among automakers from the costs related to a global recall of Takata Corp.' s air bags that can explode. Honda, which has a stake in Takata, relies heavily on the Tokyo- based air bag and seatbelt maker. Honda estimates its recalls related to Takata air bags worldwide at 24.5 million.

  • *Kuroda has little to gain from setting yen floor-sources. TOKYO, July 31- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda never intended to put a floor under the yen and, like many Japanese policymakers, would prefer to see the currency weaken further rather than bounce up sharply, sources familiar with his thinking say. While he later stressed he didn't intend to draw any "...

  • Japan is back in deflation, says this expert Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Japan is back in deflation, says this expert

    Core consumer prices in Tokyo fell 0.1 percent in July, government data showed on Friday. Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says this is a shocking piece of data.

  • Shoppers visit a food market in Tokyo

    Japan's inflation target remains out of reach, with June core CPI for June barely budging and as households unexpectedly snapped their wallets shut.

  • Here's why Japan CPI will remain 'mired below 1%' Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:10 PM ET
    Here's why Japan CPI will remain 'mired below 1%'

    For Japan's consumer price index (CPI) to see a pick-up, housing rents need to start rising, says John Vail, chief global strategist, investment strategy group at Nikko Asset Management.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 29- The dollar eased versus the yen on Wednesday but held above a recent two-week low as investors awaited hints from the U.S. Ahead of the Fed's policy statement due at 1800 GMT, trading could be swayed by month-end related flows, with Wednesday being the last trading day for settlement before the month end, traders said.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds firm ahead of Fed statement Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 29- The dollar held on to its modest overnight gains in early Wednesday trade as traders look to any hints from the U.S. The euro stepped back to from Monday's high of $1.11295 to fetch $1.1065. The dollar held firm at 123.57 yen, above its low so far this week of 123.01 yen.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- The U.S. dollar rebounded against the euro and yen on Tuesday after traders took profits from gains in those currencies and favored the greenback on expectations that the Federal Reserve could take a hawkish bias in a policy statement on Wednesday. "Anybody who bought euros amid the 1 percent rally yesterday is likely to take some money off the...

  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar rose from a two-week low against the yen on Tuesday, as investors brushed off China's stock market rout and focused instead on the possibility of a 2015 U.S. interest rate rike ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting. The dollar gained a third of a percent to 123.66 yen, up from its low of 123.01 yen on Monday. "We're in for a little bit of a...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:36 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 28- The dollar firmed on Tuesday as cautious investors covered short positions ahead of the start of a two-day U.S. The dollar rose about 0.3 percent on the day to 123.570 yen after falling as low as 123.010 yen on Monday, while the euro was up about 0.2 percent at 136.92 yen, after rising as high as 137.10 in the previous session. "The Chinese market dropped...

  • As oil slumps, BOJ's inflation goal relies on yogurt Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 12:56 AM ET

    BOJ is taking advantage of a gradual rise in food prices, from yogurt and ketchup to "gyudon" beef rice bowls - once a symbol of Japanese deflation.

  • *Asia drops after Monday's freefall in China shares. The dollar was under pressure as China jitters spurred flows into havens such as the yen, while commodities including oil and copper wilted amid fears of a collapse in demand from China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent.

  • FOREX-Yen stands tall with Fed, China in focus Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:20 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 28- The safe-haven yen held firm in early trade on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of a two-day U.S. The dollar was nearly flat on the day at 123.260 yen after falling as low as 123.010 yen in the previous session, while the euro was buying 136.71 yen, after rising as high as 137.10. "We think FOMC will surprise on the hawkish side, provided a...

  • TOKYO, July 27- The dollar flagged against the euro and yen on Monday after a drop in U.S. shares and bond yields dimmed its allure, with markets focused on whether the upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting can shore up the greenback. The euro rose 0.2 percent to $1.1000, having gained about 1.4 percent last week. The more obvious impact from lower commodity prices...

  • TOKYO, July 27- The dollar was subdued against the euro and yen on Monday after a drop in U.S. shares and bond yields dimmed its allure, with markets focused on whether the upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting can lift the greenback. The euro was little changed at $1.0972, having gained about 1.4 percent last week. Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at...

  • LONDON, July 24- The Australian dollar sank to a six-year low and other currencies closely related to global commodities prices were under pressure on Thursday after the worst reading on sentiment in Chinese manufacturing in more than a year. With the euro, yen and dollar in tight ranges, eyes were also on the yuan, China's long closely controlled currency, which...

  • Japan PM uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:59 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's PM Abe is using anime, Internet chats and an unusual show-and-tell TV appearance to persuade wary voters that his bolder defense policy makes sense.

  • TOKYO, July 24- The euro hovered near one-week highs against the dollar early on Friday as relief from Greece taking another step towards a bailout prompted bouts of short-covering, while lower U.S. debt yields put the greenback on the defensive versus the yen. European economic indicators and inflation data are not as strong as they were at the start of the year,...