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  • *Growing unease over North Korea, Syria and Russia. *Oil at highest in five weeks with eyes on OPEC. Japan's Nikkei slid 1 percent as a rising yen weighed on exporters' shares, while E-mini futures for the S&P 500 were a fraction softer.

  • SHANGHAI, April 12- The yuan eased against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday despite the setting of a firmer midpoint, as worries about geopolitical tensions broadened. Treasuries, gold and the yen following the U.S. missile strike on Syria, and rising tensions over North Korea. For China, "stability is the main theme for this year... so the market moves within a limited range...

  • *Growing unease over North Korea, Syria and Russia. *Oil at highest in five weeks with eyes on OPEC. Japan's Nikkei slid 1.2 percent as a rising yen weighed on exporters' shares, while E-mini futures for the S&P 500 slipped 0.3 percent.

  • *Growing unease over North Korea, Syria and Russia. *Oil at highest in five weeks with eyes on OPEC. Japan's Nikkei slid 1.2 percent as a rising yen weighed on exporters' shares, while E-mini futures for the S&P 500 slipped 0.3 percent.

  • Could dollar/yen be headed lower?

    David Mann, Standard Chartered Bank, weighs in on the direction of the Japanese yen.

  • "Direct demand for the yen driven by flight-to-safety, rather than bids generated by lower Treasury yields, characterizes the latest move," said Masashi Murata, senior currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman in Tokyo. "As recent data suggest, the United States is not in bad shape fundamentally and this should be dollar-supportive. "There was a lot of bids...

  • *Growing unease over North Korea, Syria and Russia. *Oil at highest in five weeks with eyes on OPEC. Japan's Nikkei slid 1 percent in early trade, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was near flat.

  • TOKYO, April 12- The dollar languished at a five-month low versus the yen early on Wednesday, as simmering geopolitical tensions checked risk appetite and put the safe-haven Japanese currency in favour. "There was a lot of bids and option barriers lined up around 110 yen, so a breach of this level shows how widespread the latest dollar selling was," said Junichi...

  • Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday as tensions rose between the United States and Russia, in addition to worries about U.S. relations with Syria and North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday denouncing Russian support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Anxious investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday after reports that Syrian warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. Also, North Korea state media warned of a nuclear attack on the United States if provoked, as a U.S. Navy...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- The dollar fell broadly on Tuesday, nearly touching a five-month low against the Japanese yen, as geopolitical risk and declining U.S. The yen gained across the board on concerns about Syria and North Korea, and a resurgence of a previously written-off left-wing contender in France's presidential race further prompted buying of the...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Anxious investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday after reports that Syrian warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. Also, North Korea state media warned of a nuclear attack on the United States if provoked, as a U.S. Navy...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- The dollar fell broadly on Tuesday as geopolitical risk and declining U.S. The Japanese yen rose broadly, as possible U.S. action in Syria and North Korea, and a resurgence of a previously written-off leftist contender in France's presidential race prompted buying of the safe-haven currency. The possibility of some kind of U.S. military action...

  • *Europe stocks edge up after Asia dips. LONDON, April 11- Nervous investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday as growing tensions over Syria put the U.S. administration and Russia on a collision course. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow, denouncing Russian support for Syria, after a...

  • *Europe stocks edge up after Asia dips. LONDON, April 11- Nervous investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday as growing tensions over Syria put the U.S. administration and Russia on a collision course. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow, denouncing Russian support for Syria, after a...

  • *European stocks drift lower after Asia dips. LONDON, April 11- Nervous investors turned to the safety of gold, government bonds and the yen on Tuesday as concerns mounted about possible U.S. military strikes in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. Signals from Washington that it was prepared to take further action against the Syrian government if it thought...

  • LONDON, April 11- The safe-haven yen rose broadly in European trading on Tuesday, as investors considered a spectrum of risks including possible U.S. action in Syria and North Korea, and a resurgence in previously written-off contenders in France's presidential race. The possibility of some kind of U.S. military action against North Korea in response to its...

  • TOKYO, April 11- The dollar fell against the yen in Asian trading on Tuesday, as concerns over tensions with North Korea and Syria weighed on U.S. The possibility of some kind of U.S. military action against North Korea in response to its weapons tests gained traction after President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against Syria last week in retaliation for...

  • The dollar surged after of U.S. strikes on Syria, but analysts were divided on whether the greenback would keep flexing its muscles.

  • *Market focus also on U.S.- China talks, U.S. jobs data. LONDON, April 7- The safe-haven yen climbed against the dollar and euro on Friday and the rouble tumbled, after the United States launched cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria, raising tensions with Russia. It catapulted the United States into a confrontation with Russia, which has military advisers on the...