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  • May 30- The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0138 GMT. Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan yen 110.810 111.24 +0.39 Sing dlr 1.387 1.3861- 0.04 Korean won 1123.100 1121.7- 0.12 Baht 34.130 34.123- 0.02 Peso 49.880 49.82- 0.12 Rupiah 13330.000 13320- 0.08 Rupee 64.485 64.49 0.00 Ringgit 4.281 4.2705 -0.25.

  • May 29- The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0139 GMT. Japan yen 111.400 111.31 -0.08 Sing dlr 1.384 1.3815- 0.16 Korean won 1119.900 1120.7 +0.07 Baht 34.090 34.018- 0.21 Peso 49.800 49.75- 0.10 Rupiah 13310.000 13294- 0.12 Rupee 64.440 64.44 0.00 Ringgit 4.269 4.267 -0.05. Japan yen 111.400 117.07 +5.09 Sing dlr 1.384 1.4490...

  • *Investors shrug off North Korea's latest missile launch. TOKYO, May 29- The dollar was steady in early Asian trading on Monday, holding well above last week's 6-1/ 2- month lows and taking news of Pyongyang's latest missile test in stride. "The markets are used to news of North Korea's missile tests by now, and the dollar/yen is unlikely to move much unless there is...

  • *Yen rises nearly 1 percent on lower U.S. bond yields. *Lead of UK PM May's Conservatives drops in YouGov poll. LONDON, May 26- The yen rose nearly 1 percent on Friday against the dollar after a dip in Treasury yields hit the U.S. currency, while Britain's pound hit a three-week low after a poll showed a narrowing lead for the ruling Conservatives before elections next...

  • *Stronger yen offsets effect of record closes on Wall Street. TOKYO, May 26- Japan's Nikkei share average remained solidly on track for a winning week on Friday, underpinned by record closing highs on Wall Street even as a firmer yen put a damper on sentiment. "The Nikkei is getting a drag today from a stronger yen, which has offset the impact of yesterday's Wall Street...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as investors bought futures after the yen weakened in Asian trade, while a surge in index-heavyweights such as SoftBank supported sentiment. Information technology conglomerate SoftBank jumped as much as 4.5 percent to hit a near two-week high of 8,894 yen and contributed to a hefty 31 positive points to the...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as investors bought futures after the yen weakened in Asian trade, while a surge in index-heavyweights such as SoftBank supported sentiment. Information technology conglomerate SoftBank jumped as much as 4.5 percent to hit a near two-week high of 8,894 yen and contributed to a hefty 31 positive points to the...

  • *Asia stocks drop after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • FX markets: Time to watch and wait?

    Mirza Baig, BNP Paribas, says political uncertainty is weighing on the U.S. dollar.

  • *Pound dips vs yen after Manchester blast, steady vs dollar. TOKYO, May 23- The pound slipped against the yen after a suspected terrorist attack at a concert in Britain's city of Manchester, while the euro hovered near a six-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak." Police said an explosion at the...

  • *Pound sags vs yen after Manchester blast, but steady vs dollar. TOKYO, May 23- The euro hovered near a six-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak," while the pound sagged against the yen after a blast at a concert in Britain's city of Manchester killed at least 19 people. Police said they were...

  • Not surprising that markets didn't move on Japan trade data

    Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank reacts to the release of Japan's latest trade numbers.

  • Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses key issues that the Japanese economy is facing.

  • *Political tumult in Washington weighs on greenback. SINGAPORE, May 19- The dollar sagged against the yen on Friday and was on track for weekly losses, bruised by worries that political turmoil in Washington could delay efforts by U.S. "It hasn't gone away... and so the market will be swayed by any related headlines," said Satoshi Okagawa, senior global markets analyst...

  • *Worries grow over Trump aides' contact with Russia. LONDON, May 18- The dollar extended losses against the yen and the Swiss franc on Thursday as investors feeling increasingly nervous over the future of Donald Trump's U.S. presidency sought safe havens for their money. "Risk aversion is rife once again with the brewing political storm surrounding President...

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japanese investors' appetite for foreign bonds picked up in the latest week as they bought the most in 10 months, reassured by the outcome of France's presidential election. Ministry of Finance data released early on Thursday showed that Japanese investors bought a net 1.821 trillion yen of foreign bonds in the week through May 13, accelerating...

  • *Eyes on UK retail sales. The dollar recovered around half a percent against the yen in Asian trading after a combination of recently poor U.S. data and revelations about the investigation of Trump's ties to Russia drove its biggest daily fall since last July. "After the massive rally in bonds yesterday we have seen something of a snapback," said Jeremy Stretch, head...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar fell by nearly 2 percent against the yen to its lowest level since April and hit a six-month low against the Swiss franc on Wednesday as talk that U.S. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against six peers and had scaled a 14- year peak of 103.82 on Jan. 3, fell 0.6 percent to its lowest level since Nov. 9, surrendering all of its "Trump...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar fell to its lowest level against the yen since May 1 and hit a six-month low against the Swiss franc on Wednesday as talk that U.S. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against six peers and had scaled a 14- year peak of 103.82 on Jan. 3, fell 0.4 percent to its lowest level since Nov. 9, surrendering all of its "Trump bump" gains.

  • LONDON, May 17- The yen rose to its highest in two weeks and the Swiss franc hit a seven-week high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as talk that President Donald Trump could face the threat of impeachment boosted safe-haven assets. News emerged on Tuesday that Trump had asked his now-dismissed FBI chief James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties...