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  • TOKYO, May 17- The dollar firmed on Tuesday as a recovery in crude oil prices lifted equities and U.S. The dollar edged up to 109.07 yen, while euro bought 123.40 yen, up slightly. The British pound added 0.4 percent to $1.4447 after dropping to a three-week low of $1.4333 in the previous session ahead of Britain's June 23 referendum on European Union membership.

  • *Japan repeats willingness to intervene in forex market. NEW YORK, May 16- The yen weakened on Monday as risk appetite improved with the rise in oil prices and Japan, set to host a G7 meeting later this week, again signaled its willingness to intervene in the market to weaken its currency. On top of the risk market rally, Japan threw another intervention warning on...

  • *Europe shares dip, Asia shrugs off weak Chinese data. *Yen dips vs dollar, helping Tokyo stocks higher. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.3 percent.

  • *Yen off initial highs set after China data disappoints. *China investment, factory output, retail sales miss forecasts. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, May 16- The yen reversed course and eased versus the dollar on Monday, after rising initially as disappointing economic news out of China shored up demand for the safe-haven currency.

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    Japan could introduce a new fiscal stimulus plan financed by the BOJ, says NAB's FX strategy co-head, Ray Attrill.

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japanese stocks rose on Monday morning as strong U.S. data offset some of the worries over softness in Chinese economic indicators, while the yen's inability to sustain its recent strength also helped underpin sentiment. "The yen has continued to slide against the U.S. dollar since the beginning of the month and stateside the market has come to view...

  • *Demand for safe-haven yen rises as China data disappoints. *China investment, factory output, retail sales miss forecasts. SYDNEY, May 16- The yen was broadly firmer early on Monday after disappointing economic news out of China shored up demand for the safe-haven currency.

  • *Weaker yen was boon for Japan's automakers. TOKYO, May 13- Japan's three leading automakers expect a stronger yen will cost them around $14 billion in lost operating profit this year alone- just as they need to invest more in everything from cleaner fuel to driver-less cars. The U.S. dollar climbed roughly 60 percent against the yen between late-2011 and mid-2015,...

  • *Verbal intervention from Japan lifts yen. LONDON, May 13- The dollar hit a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday, posting its best fortnightly performance since February, bolstered by the view that the U.S. "I still have my doubts that this is necessarily a sustainable trend," said BNY Mellon currency strategist Neil Mellor, in London.

  • *Asia ex- Japan shares head for third-straight weekly drop. TOKYO, May 13- Asian shares fell on Friday after a rocky performance on Wall Street, while the yen nursed losses as traders wagered the Bank of Japan will add to its massive stimulus before too long. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent, and was track for a weekly drop of...

  • TOKYO, May 13- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Friday, while the yen nursed losses as traders wagered the Bank of Japan will add to its massive stimulus before too long. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent in early trade, on track for a weekly loss of 0.4 percent. "Weaker yen and the quick rescue of Mitsubishi Motors by...

  • TOKYO, May 13- The dollar held to gains against the yen and euro on Friday, awaiting U.S. data later in the day that could set the greenbacks tone. The dollar was steady at 108.96 yen after gaining about 0.6 percent overnight. Treasury yields rose when Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said the Fed should raise interest rates if data confirms a...

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    Europacifica Consulting's Naomi Fink says larger firms are seasoned hedgers and are also able to manufacture and retain income abroad.

  • *Yen weaker on talk of further Bank of Japan easing. *Dow, S&P 500 higher in choppy trade, Nasdaq off 0.4 pct. NEW YORK, May 12- The yen lost ground against the U.S. dollar on Thursday amid speculation Japan could expand its monetary stimulus soon, while a drop in Apple shares weighed down the Nasdaq.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- The yen lost ground against the U.S. dollar on Thursday amid speculation Japan could expand its monetary stimulus soon, while a drop in Apple shares weighed down Wall Street. Treasury prices fell before the government was due to sell $15 billion in new long-dated bonds. "This week there is a lack of big macro news, so the market is hunting around for...

  • SINGAPORE, May 12- The dollar rose against the yen on Thursday due to position squaring, getting an added lift after a Japanese academic said the Bank of Japan was likely to expand its monetary stimulus as soon as next month. Ito is a prominent academic with close ties to Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. The dollar had set an 18- month low of 105.55 yen on May 3,...

  • *Dollar faces resistance in 109.30- 40 yen area. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 12- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Thursday with traders citing position-squaring by short-term players, although doubts over global growth prospects continued to cloud the greenback's outlook. But analysts believe Japan will be wary of intervening before it hosts a Group of 7...

  • TOKYO, May 12- Japanese shares fell for the first time in four days on Thursday as appetite for riskier assets was hurt by a decline on Wall Street and dismal earnings and forecasts from Japan Inc.. "The strength of the yen against other G7 currencies continues to be a concern," said Martin King, co-managing director at Tyton Capital Advisors. "We're beginning to see...

  • TOKYO, May 12- The dollar struggled to hold its own on Thursday after its rebound from a near 1-1/ 2- year low against a basket of currencies run out of steam, with doubts over global growth prospects hobbling the U.S. currency. It will be better than the first quarter but it doesn't look so strong, "said Makoto Noji, senior strategist at SMBC Nikko Securities.

  • *Wall St drops as Disney, Macy's earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, May 11- U.S. and European stocks retreated on Wednesday amid disappointing corporate earnings, while oil prices surged for a second day as data showed U.S. crude inventories fell unexpectedly last week. The yen rebounded 0.7 percent against the dollar, halting declines against the greenback as Japan...