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  • BOJ has become very unpredictable: Strategist

    Daniel Morris, senior investment strategist at BNP Paribas, discusses the Bank of Japan and its communication – compared to other central banks.

  • LONDON, April 28- The yen surged almost 3 percent against the euro and dollar on Thursday after the Bank of Japan opted out of any further moves to ease policy, in stark contrast to a handful of media reports which had driven the yen lower in the past week. It was the yen's biggest daily gain in almost a year against the dollar and its largest in 5 years against the euro...

  • The Bank of Japan left monetary policy steady on Thursday, surprising several market players who were widely expecting a hefty dose of stimulus.

  • TOKYO, April 28- The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome yen rise and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. I thought the BOJ would ease further today to accelerate the yen trend which had been weakening on expectations...

  • HONG KONG, April 28- Asian stocks surrendered early gains in chaotic trade on Thursday and the yen surged against the dollar after the Bank of Japan defied market expectations for more monetary stimulus even as prices slipped deeper into deflationary territory. European shares were seen opening lower, weighed down by weaker commodity prices and the late...

  • TOKYO, April 28- The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome yen rise and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. The dollar shed more than 2 percent to fall below 109 yen on the news, while the Nikkei share average was down 3.5...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 28- The yen jumped against the dollar and euro on Thursday after the Bank of Japan held monetary policy steady, quashing speculation that it would ramp up its already extensive easing program. The dollar was down nearly 2 percent at 109.33 yen. Sure, the market was disappointed, but that does not mean the yen will keep gaining, "said Koji Fukaya,...

  • TOKYO, April 28- The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome yen rise and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. I thought the BOJ would ease further today to accelerate the yen trend which had been weakening on expectations...

  • Bank of Japan

    Westpac Bank's Robert Rennie says he expects further yen strength and Nikkei weakness given that the BOJ did not act despite the need for action.

  • TOKYO— Japan's central bank left its unprecedented monetary stimulus mostly unchanged in a policy meeting Thursday, defying speculation it would open the taps further to boost growth. The Bank of Japan did offer up to 300 billion yen in support for disaster recovery financing on the southern island of Kyushu, where two earthquakes struck earlier this month.

  • Currencies outlook

    Frank Lavin, chairman and CEO of Export Now, says FX volatility is more likely to affect commodity producers but not retailers with secular demand.

  • SYDNEY, April 28- The yen remained subdued ahead of a policy decision by the Bank of Japan on Thursday, while the dollar nursed modest losses after the Federal Reserve stuck to its script of a gradual hike in interest rates. The dollar index slid to a near one-week low of 94.148 before drifting back to 94.387, ending the New York session with a small decline of 0.2...

  • Japan Data

    Invesco Asset Management Japan's Alex Sato says Japan's recent economic data are a mixed bag and expects the BOJ to hold off on stimulus until June.

  • *Fed offers no hints on monetary policy outlook. TOKYO, April 28- The dollar and U.S. stock futures edged up in the wake of the U.S. The BOJ's policy decision, which is often announced around noon in Tokyo, or 0300 GMT, will be a close call at this meeting.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 27- The Australian dollar tumbled on Wednesday after surprisingly soft local inflation data, while the dollar and yen were on the defensive after a broad retreat overnight ahead of policy decisions by both the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. The Australian dollar fell more than 1 percent to $0.7672 after data showed Australia's consumer...

  • *Australia CPI could provide a brief distraction for AUD. SYDNEY, April 26- The dollar and yen were on the defensive early on Wednesday, having suffered a broad retreat overnight as investors hunker down ahead of policy decisions by both the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. It was back flirting with $1.1300, pulling further away from a trough of $1.1216 set...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and commodity currencies on Tuesday on expectations for a dovish Federal Reserve statement and greater risk appetite, while the greenback gained against the yen on expectations for increased Bank of Japan stimulus. "Most U.S. data is coming in soft," said Win Thin, global head of emerging market currency...

  • LONDON, April 26- The yen rose on Tuesday, moving away from multi-week lows against the dollar and euro as prospects of more monetary stimulus this week from the Bank of Japan remained unclear. The dollar fell 0.4 percent to 110.80 yen, retreating from a three-week high of 111.90 hit the previous day. The yen lost 2.1 percent in value against the dollar on Friday- its...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 26- The yen rose against other major currencies on Tuesday, pulling up from multi-week troughs against the dollar and euro but capped by wariness ahead of this week's Bank of Japan policy review that will come on the heels of the Federal Reserve's meeting. The dollar edged down 0.1 percent to 111.02 yen, having recoiled from a three-week high of...

  • SINGAPORE, April 26- A weaker dollar helped gold extend gains into Tuesday, with investors adjusting positions ahead of policy meetings this week at the Bank of Japan and the U.S. *Spot gold had edged up 0.1 percent to $1,238.76 an ounce by 0051 GMT, after gaining 0.5 percent in the previous session. *Speculation of further easing sent the yen reeling late last week,...