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  • *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.

  • 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,...

  • Japan's export engine fires up in June Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:12 PM ET

    Japan's exports rebounded in June fueled by strengthening overseas demand, however, imports remained subdued due to the effect of lower commodity prices.

  • TOKYO, July 23- The dollar crawled off one-week lows against the yen in early trading on Thursday, while the New Zealand dollar rallied after the central bank there made a smaller cut to interest rates than some had expected. The kiwi dollar climbed to a peak of $0.6654, from $0.6570 before the central bank rate policy decision, and was last up 0.8 percent on the day at...

  • Japan trade gets weak-yen boost, how about equities? Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    Japan trade gets weak-yen boost, how about equities?

    Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab, discusses the better-than-expected June trade data and explains why Japanese stocks will see a "slow grind higher."

  • FOREX-Dollar recovers after drop, pound rises on BOE Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling gained in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting that suggested some policymakers support higher interest rates. The yen held its ground against the dollar and strengthened against the euro after Bank of Japan Governor...

  • FOREX-Dollar rebounds after drop, sterling rises Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling gained in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting that suggested some policymakers support higher interest rates. The yen held its ground against the dollar and strengthened against the euro after Bank of Japan Governor...

  • FOREX-Dollar stabilizes after drop, sterling rises Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar regained its footing on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling rose in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting that suggested some policymakers support higher interest rates. The yen held its ground against the dollar and strengthened against the euro after Bank of Japan...

  • Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET
    Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks

    Ben Collett, head for Japan and Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses comments by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that Japan's inflation will accelerate considerably in the coming months.

  • *USD back below 124.00 yen, euro rises above $1.0900. SYDNEY, July 22- The dollar nursed losses early on Wednesday after taking its biggest one-day fall so far this month, though most observers felt it was just a hiccup in the currency's long-term uptrend. It recoiled to 123.90 yen from a six-week high of 124.48, while the euro rebounded to $1.0937, pulling away from a...

  • *Euro climbs 1 pct from 3- month trough against dollar. NEW YORK, July 21- The euro on Tuesday rebounded from three-month lows against the dollar as an easing of pessimism about Greece had traders paring bearish bets, while the yen rose versus the greenback on upbeat remarks on inflation from the Bank of Japan chief. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other Fed officials...

  • FOREX-Dollar dips after hitting new high on rates play Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    LONDON, July 21- The dollar slipped on Tuesday after renewed expectations for rising U.S. interest rates drove it to a five-week high against the yen and a three-month peak against a basket of currencies. Louis Fed President James Bullard's prediction on Monday that the Federal Reserve was likely to raise rates in September pushed the U.S. currency higher in...

  • *Dollar/yen seen capped under 125 yen for time being. TOKYO, July 21- The dollar hovered near five-week highs versus the yen on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official added to expectations that U.S. interest rates could be raised as early as September. Louis Fed President James Bullard told the Fox Business network on Monday that the central bank is likely to...

  • BOJ members ponder QE's diminishing returns Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 9:34 PM ET

    Several BOJ members said the impact of the bank's massive stimulus might be fading, June meeting minutes show.

  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar hovered near five-week highs versus the yen on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official added to expectations that U.S. interest rates could be raised as early as September. Louis Fed President James Bullard told the Fox Business network on Monday that the central bank is likely to raise rates in September as inflation is set to...