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  • NEW YORK, July 9- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc fell on Thursday after Chinese stocks rebounded and worries about Greece eased somewhat as Europe awaited reform proposals from the debt-burdened country to back its request for another three-year loan. The 6 percent gain in Shanghai shares was enough to prompt some optimism from investors after a rough...

  • FOREX-China recovery pulls yen off four-week highs Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:09 AM ET

    The six percent gain in Shanghai shares was enough to prompt optimism from investors after a rough month dominated by the euro zone's troubles with Greece and a drop of more than 30 percent in China's main market indexes. "China is definitely setting the tone for forex markets at the moment," said Thu Lan Nguyen, G10 currency strategist with Commerzbank in...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 9- The yen surrendered some of its gains on Thursday as a smidgen of stability returned to recently volatile Chinese stock markets, and investors locked in gains after the Japanese currency's biggest one-day rally against the greenback this year. China's stock markets have plunged roughly 30 percent over the last three weeks.

  • *Slide in China shares stalls, main indexes up. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, often held hostage to volatile Chinese stocks, was down 0.9 percent early in the day, but then was up 0.8 percent. At 0253 GMT, China's CSI300 index was up 1.6 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index had gained 0.6 percent.

  • Japan machinery orders rise, supporting recovery view Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 9:54 PM ET

    Japan's May core machinery orders unexpectedly grew for a third month, reaching a seven-year high and adding to evidence of a pickup in business spending.

  • *Dollar below 121.00 yen, NZD hits 20- month low of 80.62 yen. SYDNEY, July 9- The yen held onto hefty gains early on Thursday, having posted its biggest one-day rally against the greenback this year as investors unwound short positions amid a slump in global equities triggered by panic selling in Chinese stocks. The euro skidded to a six-week low of 133.315 yen, while...

  • *Euro zone sets end-week deadline for Greece deal. NEW YORK, July 8- World stock indexes fell and the yen jumped against the dollar on Wednesday on concerns over China's market turmoil and lingering worries over the future of Greece in the euro zone. "I don't think the Greece situation is a focus in the markets beyond the short term," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment...

  • *Greece seeks new EU loan. "Greece and China have been at the forefront of investors' minds right now, although China is the bigger factor simply because of its size and its role as a global market player," said Ninh Chung, head of investment strategy and portfolio management at SVB Asset Management in San Francisco. Greece on Wednesday formally applied for a...

  • *Euro zone sets end-of-week deadline for Greece. NEW YORK, July 8- World markets were shaken on Wednesday by a halt in New York Stock Exchange trading due to technical difficulties, a crash in Chinese stocks and lingering concerns over the future of Greece in the euro zone. The NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange, said the suspension was not due to a...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall, yen jumps after China rout Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 8- World markets were shaken on Wednesday by a crash in Chinese stocks and concerns after euro zone leaders set an end-of-week deadline for Greece to produce proposals to secure a loan deal, while commodities prices stabilized. U.S. stocks were down 1 percent in early trading after a 6.75 percent plunge in China shares overnight.

  • *Euro stabilizes as Greece gets new deadl. NEW YORK, July 8- The yen climbed to a seven-week peak against the dollar on Wednesday, as investors piled into the Japanese currency's safety, spooked by plunging Chinese stocks and the still unresolved Greek debt crisis. "Greece and China have been at the forefront of investors' minds right now, although China is the bigger...

  • LONDON, July 8- The yen climbed to a six-week high against the dollar on Wednesday as investors already shaken by Greece's debt crisis were further rattled by plunging Chinese stocks, pushing them to seek out traditional safe havens. The euro stabilized at around $1.10, having been boosted a touch late on Tuesday after member states gave Athens until the end of...

  • LONDON, July 8- The yen climbed to a six-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, after Chinese stocks struggled to pull out of a tailspin, pushing investors already shaken by Greece's debt crisis to seek out safe havens. With the turmoil in China rattling investors, the yen gained 0.9 percent versus the dollar to 121.45, its strongest since late May.

  • TOKYO, July 8- Asian shares tumbled to a 1 1/ 2- year low on Wednesday and the safe-haven yen rallied as Chinese stocks struggled to pull out of a tailspin, shaking investors already rattled by Greece's debt crisis. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open up 0.7 percent, Germany's DAX was seen gaining 1.3 percent, and France's CAC 40 was...

  • The drop in China extended a savage correction that has clipped 30 percent off Chinese shares since mid-June, threatening a new blow to the country's already slowing economy despite a slew of market support steps from Beijing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wallowed at its lowest level since February 2014, extending its early...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 8- The dollar and yen gained on Wednesday with investors seeking the perceived safety of these currencies as Asian equities, notably volatile Chinese shares, fell across the board and hurt risk appetite. The common currency had received some reprieve overnight to poke above $1.10 after euro zone members gave Athens until the end of the week to...

  • Time to short commodity currencies: BofA Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Time to short commodity currencies: BofA

    Adarsh Sinha, head of Asia Pacific G10 FX Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why he is shorting the Australian dollar versus the Japanese yen.

  • TOKYO, July 8- Asian shares tumbled on Wednesday and the safe-haven yen rallied as Chinese stocks remained in a tailspin, shaking investors already rattled by Greece's debt crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its early losses after Chinese shares opened sharply lower, and was last down 2.5 percent.

  • Behind the plunge in Toshiba shares Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Behind the plunge in Toshiba shares

    On Monday, shares of Toshiba plunged as much as 5 percent amid an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.

  • *Japan says ready to respond as appropriate. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 6- The euro pared its losses but was still sharply lower on Monday after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected terms of a rescue package, sending the safe-haven yen up amid fears the cash-strapped nation might exit the euro zone. Against the greenback, the euro fell as far as $1.0969, but did not approach...