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  • Abenomics Reform

    Japan's workforce needs more female workers and more flexible immigration policies to encourage dynamism, says Standard Chartered's Eric Robertson.

  • TOKYO, July 28- The yen gained on Thursday on speculation that the Bank of Japan won't deliver radical stimulus this week, while the dollar took a step back after the U.S. The dollar skidded 0.5 percent to 104.92 yen, while the euro was 0.3 percent lower at 116.19 yen ahead of the BOJ's two-day policy meeting that begins on Thursday. "It seems the market is preparing for...

  • BOJ Expectation

    Macquarie's Gareth Berry reckons there needs to be joint statement from the MOF and BOJ on Friday to exert upward pressure on dollar/yen.

  • BOJ Meeting

    JPMorgan Investment Bank's Laura Fitzsimmons is expecting an increase JGB and ETF purchases as well as a cut in deposit rates.

  • *Modestly hawkish Fed statement insufficient to lift dollar. *BOJ expected to ease on Friday, though steps could disappoint. TOKYO, July 28- The dollar took a step back on Thursday after the U.S.

  • Nintendo Earnings

    Nintendo is banking on new game launches such as Animal Farm and the wearable product "Pokemon Go Plus," says Tradewinds' Peter Boardman.

  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • US DOLLAR RETRACES EARLIER GAINS FROM FED STATEMENT AGAINST EURO AND YEN, TRADES LITTLE CHANGED.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER FED STATEMENT.

  • US DOLLAR FALLS TO 105.60 JAPANESE YEN ON WEAK DURABLE GOODS DATA.

  • LONDON, July 27- Signs of a larger than previously expected fiscal stimulus plan for Japan had the yen back on the defensive on Wednesday, as investors bet the Bank of Japan would match that with a new bout of money-printing aimed at weakening its currency. The latest volley was a report by the Wall Street Journal, again denied by the Ministry of Finance, that Japan...

  • *Europe shares rise, Deutsche Bank down on revenue fall. *Japan stimulus lifts Asia shares, drives yen lower. LONDON, July 27- Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would present a $265 billion stimulus package to reflate the Japanese economy.

  • Nikkei surges on stimulus report

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports expectations of further monetary easing by the Bank of Japan sent stocks higher.

  • *Japan stimulus lifts Asia shares, drives yen lower. LONDON, July 27- Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would present a $265 billion stimulus package to reflate the Japanese economy. Germany's DAX index rose 0.8 percent and has recouped all losses incurred since...

  • LONDON, July 27- Reports of a larger than previously expected fiscal stimulus plan for Japan had the yen back on the defensive on Wednesday, as investors bet the Bank of Japan would match that with a new bout of money-printing aimed at weakening its currency. The latest volley in that debate was a report by the Wall Street Journal, again denied by the Ministry of...

  • *Japan stimulus package to be over Y28 trln- PM Abe quoted. *Dollar/yen in choppy trade on Japan- related headlines. The yen fell after Japan's Fuji TV said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was planning to announce a stimulus package with a headline figure of around 27 trillion yen.

  • HONG KONG, July 27- Asian stocks settled near one-year highs on Wednesday while the safe-haven yen slumped after Japan's government announced a larger-than-expected economic stimulus package, which led most of the region's bourses higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent, reversing earlier gains, having...

  • *Fuji TV says Japan stimulus package to be Y27 trln. *Dollar/yen in choppy trade on Japan- related headlines. The yen fell after Japan's Fuji TV said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was planning to announce on Wednesday a stimulus package with a headline figure of around 27 trillion yen.

  • Japan Stimulus

    Japanese stimulus will drive stocks higher, but growth fundamentals might not necessarily improve, says Taurus Wealth Advisors' Michael Preiss.

  • TOKYO, July 27- The dollar trimmed some of its large gains made against the yen after Japan's finance ministry denied a report that it was mulling the launch of 50- year government bonds. The dollar was up 1.1 percent at 105.83 yen after going as high as 106.54 on reports that Japan was considering issuing 50- year bonds and would announce a 27 trillion yen fiscal...