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  • *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...

  • Yen looks significantly undervalued: Strategist Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    Yen looks significantly undervalued: Strategist

    Koon How Heng, senior FX strategist at Credit Suisse PBWM, expects the Japanese yen to gain strength from these levels and touch 119 against the U.S. dollar within the next 6-12 months.

  • TOKYO, July 17- Asian stocks nudged up on Friday, helped by a rise in Chinese shares, while the dollar extended gains versus the euro and yen as economic indicators bolstered expectations for a U.S. rate hike by year-end. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2 percent on a softer yen, while South Korea's...

  • *Japan's Nikkei, South Korea's Kospi edge higher. TOKYO, July 17- Asian shares opened higher on Friday, aided by a higher Wall Street and eased tensions over Greece, while the dollar extended gains versus the euro and yen as economic indicators bolstered expectations for a U.S. rate hike by year-end. Wall Street gained overnight, with the Nasdaq up more than 1 percent...

  • *Market focus shifts back to Fed hike risk from Greece. The greenback scaled a near one-month peak of 124.205 yen, while the euro struggled at $1.0884, not far off a 7-1/ 2 week low of $1.0855 set overnight. "The message that' a rate hike this year makes sense' kept USD as an outperformer overnight," Greg Moore, senior currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets wrote in a...

  • A day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the first rise in U.S. rates in nearly a decade was likely this year, the U.S. Labor Department reported an unexpected dip in new applications for unemployment payments. The dollar was ahead 0.15 percent against the yen at 123.93 yen and down 0.2 percent against sterling, which has rallied in recent days...

  • TOKYO, July 16- Nikkei shares rose to a near three-week high on Thursday as overnight comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen lifted the dollar against the yen, while news that Greek parliament approved a bailout plan buoyed risk appetites. The Nikkei share average ended 0.7 percent higher to 20,600.12, the highest closing level since June 26, as...

  • The yen inched lower to 123.53 yen per dollar after the Bank of Japan trimmed its growth forecasts but gave a balanced and little changed account of the economic outlook, while traders awaited testimony by the U.S. Sterling, already a major outperformer on Tuesday after Bank of England officials spoke of the growing likelihood of interest rate hikes, rose to its...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 15- The dollar steadied against the euro and yen on Wednesday as it awaited fresh cues from a U.S. Congressional appearance by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session. As the deal between Athens and its creditors consigned the Greek debt saga to the back burner, focus has shifted back onto differentials between U.S. yields and...

  • *Crude futures extend gains after details of Iran deal reassure. TOKYO, July 15- Asian stocks erased most of their gains on Wednesday as Chinese shares slumped despite upbeat economic data, while the yen was steady after the Bank of Japan slightly trimmed its economic growth projection. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat as...

  • Bank of Japan to ease in October: HSBC Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Bank of Japan to ease in October: HSBC

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she expects additional stimulus later this year.

  • How long can Beijing prop up markets? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:17 PM ET
    How long can Beijing prop up markets?

    Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity and Macro APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says Beijing's intervention measures are working, but warns that they aren't sustainable.

  • What's needed to move the yen? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    What's needed to move the yen?

    The Japanese central bank must release a positive outlook in order to impact the yen, warns Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank.

  • Japan's economic transformation: Are we there yet? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:40 PM ET

    Negative calls on Japan's market remain few and far between despite a nearly non-stop rally, suggesting building confidence in the economic revival.

  • Japan: Best performing developed market YTD Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 8:49 PM ET
    Japan: Best performing developed market YTD

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist with CLSA, believes the Nikkei's rally still has more room left to run.

  • SYDNEY, July 15- Sterling was broadly higher early on Wednesday after the Bank of England put the prospect of an interest rate hike front and center, while a surprise fall in U.S. retail sales kept the dollar pinned down. It climbed as far as $1.5640 and 192.94 yen, while the euro slid to 70.33 pence. His comments caught the market's attention just as Greece was...

  • NEW YORK, July 14- The dollar posted moderate losses against the euro and yen on Tuesday as figures showing a surprise drop in U.S. retail sales in June dented optimism about U.S. economic growth and clouded prospects for a September rate hike by the Federal Reserve. U.S. retail sales slipped 0.3 percent last month, the weakest reading since February, as consumers...

  • TOKYO, July 14- The dollar strengthened against the yen and euro on Tuesday after Greece finally agreed to a debt deal with its creditors, allowing market focus to shift back towards U.S. and European yield differentials. The greenback performed well against its Japanese peer, which lost its safe-haven appeal with the worst-case-scenario of Greece exiting the...