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  • NEW YORK, June 16- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday on weaker-than-forecast data on housing and consumer sentiment, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signaled it was in no hurry to tighten policy. Earlier Friday, the government said U.S. home construction fell for a third consecutive month in May...

  • LONDON, June 16- The yen slumped to two-week lows against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signalled it was in no hurry to follow the Federal Reserve's example in tightening its ultra-loose monetary policy. This dragged the yen nearly half a percent lower to 111.415 per dollar by afternoon trade in London.

  • LONDON, June 16- World shares steadied on Friday after selling in the tech sector triggered their biggest fall in over a month, while the yen slid to a two-week low as the Bank of Japan signaled its stimulus was staying in place. London, Frankfurt and Paris climbed between 0.3 and 0.5 percent and the euro, the pound and the Swiss franc rose against the dollar in the...

  • LONDON, June 16- The yen fell to two-week lows on Friday after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates steady and signalled it was in no hurry to follow the Fed's example in tightening its ultra-loose monetary policy. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there was "some distance" to achieving the BOJ's inflation target of 2 percent, adding that it was "inappropriate" to say...

  • Do not expect BOJ to provide guidance on easing: Julius Baer

    Mark Matthews, head of research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, discusses his expectations for an upcoming press conference from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

  • TOKYO, June 16- The dollar stood tall in Asia on Friday, on track for weekly gains against a currency basket, after upbeat U.S. economic data gave investors reason to hope the U.S. central bank will stick with its plan to hike rates. Investors awaited a news conference at 3:30 p.m. with BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who is expected to reassure markets that the central...

  • Dollar/yen could be headed to 95

    Kelvin Tay, UBS Wealth Management, says dollar/yen is due to head lower as the Bank of Japan will be pressured to let ten-year yields rise to 0.2 percent.

  • The Bank of Japan released its latest monetary policy views on Friday at the end of a two-day meeting.

  • JGBs have ceased becoming an investment asset from a retail, or private bank, perspective, says John Woods, APAC CIO at Credit Suisse.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- The dollar rose to its highest in more than two weeks on Thursday as solid readings on the U.S. economy helped strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to continue tightening monetary policy this year. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against six major peers, rose to 97.557, its highest since May 30. The greenback rose to 110.97 yen,...

  • Companies based outside the United States, such as Toyota Motor Corp, British American Tobacco plc and Royal Dutch Shell plc, currently offer access to their shares on U.S. exchanges through what are known as American depositary receipts. That means a Toyota ADR traded in the United States could fall even if the Japan- listed stock stays flat- if the yen declines...

  • *Asia ex- Japan up 0.1 pct; Nikkei slips as yen retains gains. *Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower for second straight day. SINGAPORE, June 13- Asian stocks crept higher on Tuesday, defying a weak lead from Wall Street, which was dragged lower by technology stocks for a second day, while the Canadian dollar soared on the possibility interest rates might go up sooner than...

  • *Australia's record GDP run continues in Q1. LONDON, June 7- The dollar hit a seven-week low against the yen on Wednesday, with traders cautious a day before Britain votes, the European Central Bank makes a policy decision and former FBI director James Comey gives testimony to the U.S. Senate. On Wednesday the greenback fell 0.2 percent to 109.22 yen, its weakest...

  • Japan not at all priced for perfection

    Ethan Devine, partner at Indus Capital, speaks about the investment environment in Japan.

  • *Australia's record GDP run continues in Q1, A$ hits 1- mth high. TOKYO, June 7- The dollar wallowed near a six-week low against the safe-haven yen on Wednesday, with traders cautious ahead of Britain's general election, a European Central Bank policy decision and testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. The greenback treaded water at 109.490 yen, not far from...

  • TOKYO, June 7- The dollar wallowed near a six-week low against the safe-haven yen on Wednesday, with traders cautious ahead of Britain's general election, a European Central Bank policy decision and testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. The greenback was little changed at 109.420 yen, not far from 109.225, its lowest since April 21 plumbed overnight.

  • Nervous investors piled into low-risk bonds and other safe-haven assets on worries linked to Britain's general election, the European Central Bank's policy meeting and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel, all scheduled for Thursday. The dollar was down 0.92 percent against the yen at 109.43 yen, having broken below its 200- day...

  • NEW YORK, June 6- The dollar fell to a more than six-week low against the yen on Tuesday, dipping below a key technical level as treasury yields slipped on heightened caution ahead of a trio of events on Thursday. Treasury yields fell as investors piled into low-risk bonds on worries linked to Britain's general election, the European Central Bank's policy meeting...

  • *Sterling stays steady as polls narrow before UK election. Treasury yields and the dollar dropped to seven-month lows on Tuesday and world stocks slid as political uncertainty from the United States to the Middle East and weakness in commodity markets pushed investors away from risky assets. The yen and gold also gained amid prevailing caution as an Arab rift...

  • LONDON, June 6- The dollar sank to its weakest since mid-April against the yen on Tuesday, as economic data drove U.S. government bond yields to lows not seen since Donald Trump's election last year and investors sought refuge before big events on Thursday. A European Central Bank meeting and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to a Senate committee due...