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  • NEW YORK, July 21- Stock prices around the world fell on Thursday on disappointing earnings, while the yen jumped after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no need to use "helicopter money" to boost the world's No. 3 economy. Treasuries and other low-risk government debt, whose yields had risen from record lows linked to Britain's stunning vote to leave...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- The dollar slipped from a six-week high against the yen on Thursday after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said the bank saw no need to stimulate the economy with "helicopter money." The BBC later said its interview with Kuroda had been conducted in mid-June, helping cool the yen's gains. The dollar had touched a six-week high above 107 yen before...

  • LONDON, July 21- The yen rebounded from six-week lows against the dollar on Thursday, after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said the bank saw no need to stimulate the economy with "helicopter money". After dipping below $1.10 on Wednesday, the euro was also steadier as the European Central Bank held off with any immediate further easing of monetary policy, as...

  • LONDON, July 21- World stocks hit near nine-month highs on Thursday as talk of another super-sized shot of stimulus from Japan helped buoy the mood ahead of the European Central Bank's first post-Brexit meeting. The yen had hit a six-week low on reports Tokyo was considering a package of at least 20 trillion yen to boost the economy. ECB policymakers meeting in...

  • *Japan preparing stimulus of at least 20 trillion yen- reports. LONDON, July 21- The dollar touched a six-week high against the yen on Thursday, bolstered by reports of a doubling of initial expectations for economic stimulus from Tokyo and bets that the Bank of Japan will ease policy next week. "The market expects something in easing from the BOJ next week, so that is...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to finish at 16,810.22. That sent Japan's benchmark and the U.S. dollar higher against the yen.

  • *Japan preparing stimulus of at least 20 trillion yen- reports. SINGAPORE, July 21- The dollar climbed to a six-week high against safe-haven yen on Thursday, as news of Japan's plans for an economic stimulus package and growing expectations for the Bank of Japan to ease policy helped support risk sentiment. While the dollar may face some selling for now, it seems...

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    Speculation of more aggressive fiscal and monetary policy easing has weakened the yen and supported the Asian stock rally, says Commonwealth Bank's Elias Haddad.

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    AMP Capital Investors' Shane Oliver expects Japan's fiscal stimulus package, coupled with more monetary stimulus, to help the spur growth.

  • TOKYO, July 21- Asian shares edged up on Thursday, bolstered by fresh record highs on Wall Street and a recovery in crude oil prices, while the dollar climbed to a six-week peak against the safe-haven yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent, nudging back toward last week's nine-month highs, after reassuring earnings...

  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar hit a six-week high against the safe-haven yen on Thursday as investor risk appetite remained strong, boosting equities and pushing U.S. debt yields higher to favour the greenback. The euro sagged ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting later in the session. The euro stood little changed at $1.1018 after shedding 0.5...

  • TOKYO, July 20- The dollar gave up some of its recent gains against the yen on Wednesday, but it held close to four-month highs against a basket of currencies thanks to strong U.S. data and rising expectations that the Bank of Japan will take additional easing steps. The dollar edged down 0.2 percent against the yen to 105.96 yen, after hitting 106.53 yen on Tuesday,...

  • Japan's index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent at 4,324 and Germany's DAX shed 1 percent to 9,963. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 6,684. U.S. stocks were poised for a subdued open, with Dow futures unchanged and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.2 percent.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 19- The dollar sagged against the yen on Tuesday as investors took profit after its recent rally, while the kiwi was dented by bets New Zealand's central bank could cut interest rates next month. The New Zealand dollar was one of the big movers in Asian trade, with the kiwi falling sharply after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand stepped up efforts...

  • *Analysts see Japan would intervene if dlr/yen at 94- 90 yen. If that happens, it would come just a few weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a fresh round of fiscal stimulus following a sweeping election victory in the Upper House, and would underscore the deep malaise rooted in Japan's economy. Japan's core consumer price index, which includes oil...

  • REUTERS POLL-ANALYSTS EXPECT JAPAN TO INTERVENE IF DLR/YEN SHIFTS TO 94- 90 YEN.

  • *Slipping yen, Wall Street gains prop up Nikkei. TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a near six-week high on Tuesday, continuing to draw support from a weakening yen and Wall Street's rise to a fresh record overnight. Also lifting the Nikkei, the S&P 500 and the Dow reached record highs on Monday, lifted by upbeat Bank of America earnings and a tech...

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    The yen will likely weaken, depending on the type of coordinated action by Japanese policymakers, says Vanda Research's Eric Liu.

  • The New Zealand dollar was one of the big movers in early Asian trade, with the kiwi falling sharply after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand stepped up efforts to impose fresh curbs on a hot housing market- a move seen as raising the chance of a rate cut. The yen traded at 106.20 yen to the dollar, having fallen to as low as 106.33 in early trade, its lowest level since June 24.

  • *Yen falls as Turkey asserts control after attempted coup. NEW YORK, July 18- The dollar rose by more than 1 percent against the yen on Monday, nearing a three-week high, as investors unwound a surge of safe-haven trades made on the back of an attempted military coup in Turkey. Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of the...