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  • SYDNEY, Jan 29- The yen stayed on the defensive early on Friday as the market waited to see if the Bank of Japan would ease policy, while the dollar languished at two-week lows in the face of disappointing U.S. economic data. The dollar index last stood at 98.587, having slid as far as 98.425- a low not seen since Jan. 15. The euro climbed as high as $1.0968 and was last at...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Uncertainty over the future path U.S. interest rates weighed on European stocks on Thursday, while the resignation of Japan's economy minister impacted currency markets, sending the yen higher. Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said he would step down from his post to deal with allegations, which he denies, that he received bribes from a...

  • What to expect from FOMC policy statement? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:47 PM ET
    What to expect from FOMC policy statement?

    It's widely expected that Fed funds rates will remain unchanged, but the FOMC will likely mention that the economy has slowed, says Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A recovery in oil prices pushed the dollar higher against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Tuesday, but it fell overall as sterling rose and the oil-linked Canadian dollar surged. With crude oil prices near 13- year lows, senior officials of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries renewed calls for rival producers to cut...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A recovery in oil prices pushed the dollar higher against the yen and euro on Tuesday, but it fell overall as sterling rose and the oil-linked Canadian dollar gained. With crude oil prices near their lowest in 13 years, senior officials of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries renewed calls for rival producers to cut supply...

  • FOREX-Yen and euro give up gains as oil slide stops Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Euro weaker, Chinese yuan stable despite Shanghai sell-off. *Aussie and CAD firmer as oil rises above $30 a barrel. LONDON, Jan 26- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro halted their rise on Tuesday, as stock markets and oil prices recovered, providing some relief to battered commodity-linked and oil-related currencies such as the Australian and Canadian...

  • FOREX-Yen and euro outperform as stocks and oil slide Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 3:43 AM ET

    *Euro firm, Chinese yuan stable despite Shanghai sell-off. LONDON, Jan 26- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday, as global stock markets and oil prices fell, driving investors to safety and away from commodity-linked and oil-related currencies such as the Australian and Canadian dollars. The dollar was down 0.45 percent against the yen at...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The dollar edged lower on Monday as renewed selling in oil markets drove investors into currencies often deemed less risky investments, such as the euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen. Crude oil futures fell 6 percent after Iraq announced record-high oil production, feeding into a heavily oversupplied market, and senior officials with the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The dollar edged down on Monday as renewed selling on oil markets drove investors into currencies often deemed less risky investments, such as the euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen. Crude oil futures fell 3 percent after Iraq announced record-high oil production, feeding into a heavily oversupplied market. "The negative shock of the first couple...

  • FOREX-Oil currencies fall, euro and yen gain Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 25- The dollar edged down against a basket of currencies on Monday as renewed selling on oil markets drove investors into their current safe havens of choice, the euro and yen, while weakening the currencies of major crude exporters. After a reasonably upbeat session in Asia, stock markets quickly turned negative in Europe and oil was down almost 3...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The dollar firmed on Friday, boosted by increased expectations of monetary easing by central banks in Europe and Japan, and by strong U.S. housing data. The dollar rose 0.7 percent to 118.50 yen. Investors "are still very much watching three or four different things from other markets, not least China and U.S. equities," said Alan Ruskin, global head of FX...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The dollar firmed against a basket of currencies on Friday, as rising expectations of monetary easing by central banks in Europe and Japan hit the yen and euro while prompting a strong recovery in global oil and stock markets. The dollar also rose back above 118.00 yen to a one-week high in early trade in Europe, a reflection of official comments on...

  • *Greenback recovers from one-year low vs. yen. TOKYO, Jan 22- The dollar firmed slightly against a basket of currencies early on Friday, as traders were caught in a tug-of-war between rising expectations of monetary easing by other major central banks and fading hopes for more rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The euro skidded on Thursday after unexpectedly...

  • *Dollar/yen back above 117 yen after 115.97 overnight. The euro rose 0.1 percent against the dollar, recovering from selling earlier in the day triggered by comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who said the bank could launch additional stimulus at its next meeting on March 10. "I think people said,' Wait a minute, let's think about Dec. 3.' Draghi...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises after ECB chief hints at more easing Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Euro below $1.08 1st time in two weeks after ECB chief comments. *Dollar/yen back above 117 yen after sliding to 115.97 overnight. NEW YORK, Jan 21- The dollar rose on Thursday, hitting its strongest against the euro in two weeks, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the bank could soon launch additional stimulus.

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- The dollar came off a one-year low against the yen on Thursday as crude oil prices bounced, while the euro awaited a policy decision from the European Central Bank for near-term cues. But a report by Bloomberg quoting an unidentified Tokyo official that authorities were "closely watching the currency markets" lifted the greenback, traders said.

  • *Report of official saying Tokyo watching market closely buoy USD. But an overnight report by Bloomberg quoting an unnamed Tokyo official that authorities were "closely watching the currency markets" lifted the dollar off one-year lows, traders said. "That a Japanese official was reportedly prompted to speak on the yen was likely due to the excessive move seen...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar fell to a more than one-year low against the Japanese yen on Wednesday as crude oil prices dropped near a 13- year trough, the U.S. stock market tumbled, and risk appetite waned. The U.S. currency recovered slightly in afternoon trading, but remained down 0.6 percent at 116.94 yen after hitting a session low of 115.96 yen.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar fell to a more than one-year low against the Japanese yen on Wednesday as crude oil prices dropped near 13- year lows and risk appetite waned. The U.S. currency was down 1 percent at 116.42 yen after hitting a session low of 115.970 yen. Investors said the yen could climb as high as 110 per dollar this year, said Karl Schamotta, director of FX...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- The safe-haven yen soared on Wednesday, as risk appetite soured after crude oil prices fell to near 13- year lows, dragging the dollar to a one-year low with investors trimming the chances of more tightening by the Federal Reserve. The dollar fell more than 1.2 percent to 116.10 yen in London trade, its lowest since January 2015.