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  • TOKYO, Feb 10- The Bank of Japan increased its buying in "superlong" bonds on Friday, helping to keep their rising yields in check for now, though its policy to control the JGB yield curve looks set to face more challenges, not least from Washington. The BOJ bought 320 billion yen of bonds with maturity of more than 10 years to 40 years on Friday, 20 billion yen more than its...

  • Local women dressed in 'Saotome' traditional rice planting costumes stand at the rice field during the 'Hanataue' rice planting ritual on June 5, 2016 in Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan.

    Trump may have promoted his reputation as a deal maker, but the chances of landing a bilateral trade deal with Japan look slim, analysts said.

  • *Aussie lifted by upbeat China trade data, kiwi stabilises. TOKYO, Feb 10- The dollar was buoyant on Friday, rising to a 1-1/ 2- week high versus the yen, on comments by U.S. On Thursday, Trump finally spoke on stimulus measures, promising a "phenomenal" tax plan in a White House meeting with airline executives, although he did not offer specifics other than citing the need...

  • If Japan is a currency manipulator, so is the US: Expert

    Jun Okumura of the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs flags issues that could arise from bilateral talks between the U.S. and Japan.

  • Dollar is 'peaking out': Expert

    Michael Preiss of Taurus Wealth Advisors weighs in on political risk and how it might play into the dollar and euro.

  • Dollar/yen trade is difficult to trade: Strategist

    Sim Moh Siong, forex strategist at Bank of Singapore, says he's worried about downside risk for the Japanese yen.

  • Japan tries to woo Trump

    CNBC's Akiko Fujita talks about what to expect when Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets with U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • *Dollar/yen rises to 9- day high. TOKYO, Feb 10- The dollar stood atop large gains early on Friday after soaring broadly overnight on comments by U.S. The U.S. currency received a boost as Trump promised a "phenomenal" tax plan in a White House meeting on Thursday with airline executives, although he did not offer specifics other than citing the need to a lower tax...

  • Washington doesn't understand exchange rates: Academic

    Steve Hanke, professor at The Johns Hopkins University, says the U.S. trade deficit has nothing much to do with exchange rates.

  • We're going back to the 1980s: Expert

    Steve Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University talks about how protectionist policies enacted against Japan in the '80s nearly ruined the Japanese economy.

  • *New Zealand dollar slides on dovish central bank. NEW YORK, Feb 9- The dollar rose across the board on Thursday, posting its best one-day gain against the yen in three weeks, after comments from U.S. "It's been a broad-based dollar rally driven by the headlines that Trump plans to announce something phenomenal on taxes in the next few weeks, in his words," said Kathy Lien,...

  • *New Zealand dollar slides on dovish central bank. NEW YORK, Feb 9- The dollar surged more than 1 percent against the yen and rose broadly on Thursday after comments from U.S. "It's been a broad-based dollar rally driven by the headlines that Trump plans to announce something phenomenal on taxes in the next few weeks, in his words," said Kathy Lien, managing director of...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The dollar managed to stabilise on Thursday after the previous session's slide, although lingering risk aversion pinned Treasury yields near multi-week lows and restrained the greenback's bounce. The euro was down 0.1 percent at $1.0678, edging back towards a one-week low of $1.0640 reached on Wednesday on heightened European political woes.

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Thursday due to pressure from a stronger yen ahead of a meeting this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Trump and his top trade adviser Peter Navarro criticized Japan, Germany and China last week, saying these U.S. trading partners were engaged in devaluing their...

  • *European politics and U.S.- Japan summit remain in focus. TOKYO, Feb 9- The dollar drooped against its peers early on Thursday, hovering near a 10- week low versus the yen, with a slide in U.S. "We are now in a phase where downside risks to the dollar has become predominant, with the drop in Treasury yields having gained further momentum this week due to perceived...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday after two days of gains, pressured by the decline in U.S. Treasury yields as investors have priced out a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve amid uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic policies. The safe-haven yen, meanwhile, rose amid concerns around global political risks in Europe with the onslaught...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday after two days of gains, pressured by the decline in U.S. Treasury yields as investors have priced out a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve amid uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic policies. The safe-haven yen, meanwhile, rose amid concerns around global political risks in Europe with the onslaught...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Dollar strength and European political risks kept emerging markets under pressure on Wednesday, with equities slipping for a second straight day and China's yuan touching a three-week low. Investors have fled in recent days to safety of dollar and yen, spooked by France's presidential election campaign where far-right National Front Leader...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- The euro fell another third of a percent against the dollar on Wednesday, as concerns around a resurgence in political risk to the single currency project drove its worst run of daily losses in almost two months. Over the last two days, however, that has all played second fiddle to France's presidential election race and question marks over further...

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday, swinging away from earlier losses as the yen's recent rise against the dollar stalled and upbeat earnings helped shore up market sentiment. "The Nikkei dipped in the morning as the yen initially appreciated, but equities were bought back in the afternoon as the currency market stabilized," said...