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  • Dollar rebounds vs yen as U.S. equity futures rise Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:07 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Aug 25- The dollar extended its gains versus the yen on Tuesday and rose 1.4 percent on the day at one point, as a rise in U.S. stock index futures helped ease risk aversion. The dollar rose to as high as 120.10 yen, up about 1.4 percent on the day. That marked a gain of 3.4 percent from Monday's seven-month low of 116.15 yen.

  • Japan FinMin bemoans 'undesirable' yen spike Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:01 PM ET
    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso (R) talks with US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew before a bilateral meeting during the IMF/World Bank Springh Meetings in Washington, DC, April 16, 2015.

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro has said that a spike in the yen against the dollar was "rough" and undesirable for the economy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso warned market players against pushing up the yen too much further, saying that its spike against the dollar overnight was "rough" and undesirable for the economy. "I would say they are rough, rather than rapid," Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, when asked about the yen's spike against the dollar in...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday that investors are buying the yen as a safe-haven asset, which shows that Japan's economic fundamentals are strong. Amari, speaking to reporters, said a bubble had formed in China's stock market and that stock prices are now adjusting lower. He also said it was up to the Bank of Japan to decide...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday the yen's spike overnight against the dollar was a "rough, rather than a rapid," move. "For the economy to grow stably, it's better for moves to be gradual and steady, rather than rough," he told reporters after a regular cabinet meeting. The yen spiked to a seventh-month high against the dollar on Monday as...

  • *Yen, euro hover close to 7- month highs vs dollar. TOKYO, Aug 25- The yen and euro hovered in reach of seven-month highs against the dollar on early on Tuesday as wide-spread risk aversion triggered by a meltdown in Chinese equities dogged the U.S. dollar. Barclays, for example, pushed back their call for a Fed rate hike from September to March 2016.

  • *China stocks fall almost 9 pct, hurt by Beijing's inaction. *More than 1 trillion euros wiped off European stocks in August Dollar slides vs euro, yen; Treasury yields hit 4- month low. NEW YORK, Aug 24- A near-9 percent dive in China shares sent world stocks and commodity prices tumbling on Monday, and U.S. stocks ended a volatile day with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite...

  • *Shanghai stocks fall almost 9 pct, hurt by lack of Beijing move. *More than 1 trillion euros wiped off European stocks in August Dollar slides vs euro, yen; Treasury yields hit 4- month low. NEW YORK, Aug 24- World stock markets plunged on Monday after a near-9 percent dive in China shares and a tumble in oil prices, while U.S. stocks were on track to end the day with steep...

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. NEW YORK, Aug 24- The euro and yen climbed to seventh-month highs against the dollar on Monday as investors, worried about the slowdown in China, reversed bets on so-called carry trades and bought back the low-interest rate currencies used to fund those assets. Ultra-low interest rates in the euro zone...

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. NEW YORK, Aug 24- The euro and yen climbed to a seventh-month peak against the dollar on Monday as investors, worried about the slowdown in China, reversed riskier bets in so-called "carry trades" and bought back the low-interest rate currencies used to fund those assets. Ultra-low interest rates in the...

  • *Shanghai stocks lose 9 pct, lack of steps from Beijing disappoints. Safe-haven government bonds and the yen and the euro rallied as widespread fears of a China- led global economic slowdown and currency war kicked in. "It is a China driven macro panic," said Didier Duret, chief investment officer at ABN Amro.

  • *Shanghai stocks lose 9 pct, lack of steps from Beijing disappoints. Safe-haven government bonds and widespread fears of a China- led global economic slowdown kicked in.the yen and the euro rallied as. Speculators are selling assets that seem the most vulnerable, "said Takako Masai, head of research at Shinsei Bank in Tokyo.

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. It last stood at $1.1470, up 0.6 percent on the day, with its sustained rise in the past few weeks likely to cause much unease within the European Central Bank. The dollar slid to 120.73 yen, down more than a full yen from 121.96 late in New York on Friday, reaching a low last seen on July 9.

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. *Commodity currencies hit by China demand worries. Worries about a slowing Chinese economy, and in turn global growth, engulfed markets after a run on weak economic indicators from China in recent weeks, including Friday's survey showing a further deterioration in China's manufacturing activity.

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. SYDNEY, Aug 24- The euro hit a 6 1/ 2- month high and the yen hit a 1 1/ 2- month high against the dollar on Monday as investors dumped risk assets and flocked to currencies often seen as safe havens. Speculators are selling assets that seem the most vulnerable, "said Takako Masai, the head of research at Shinsei...

  • Euro, yen rally as risk aversion intensifies Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Euro, yen rally as risk aversion intensifies

    Ray Attrill, co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank, explains why the renewed strength in the euro and the yen against the dollar on Monday were due to positioning in the market.

  • TOKYO, Aug 24- Asian stocks dived to 3- year lows on Monday as a rout in Chinese equities gathered pace, hastening an exodus from riskier assets as fears of a China- led global economic slowdown roiled world markets. Safe-haven government bonds and the yen rallied on the widespread unrest in the financial markets, set in motion nearly two weeks ago when China...

  • The safe-haven yen rallied and key government bonds were bought from the widespread unrest in the financial markets, set in motion nearly two weeks ago when China devalued its currency and generated fears about the state of its economy. Fears of a China- led global economic slowdown drove Wall Street to its steepest one-day drop in nearly four years on Friday...

  • *Currency markets in risk-off mode on China growth worries. SYDNEY, Aug 24- The yen climbed to a six-week peak against the dollar early on Monday and raced to a two-year high on its Australian peer as investors sought the safety of the Japanese currency on heightened risk aversion. The dollar slid as far as 121.17 yen from 121.96 late in New York on Friday, reaching a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar tumbled more than 1 percent against the euro and the yen on Friday as strikingly weak Chinese factory data fanned global growth worries and cooled betting that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates next month. One indicator of Fed policy expectations, interest rates on overnight indexed swaps, suggested traders now see a...