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  • SINGAPORE, May 18- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Friday and set a fresh four-month high, buoyed by a further rise in U.S. If they rise further the dollar could strengthen on the back of that and pull the dollar higher against the yen, "said Shinichiro Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays in Tokyo. The dollar touched a high of 111.005 yen, its strongest level...

  • SINGAPORE, May 18- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Friday and set a fresh four-month high, buoyed by a rise in U.S. If they rise further the dollar could strengthen on the back of that and pull the dollar higher against the yen, "said Shinichiro Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays in Tokyo. The dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 110.975 yen, reaching its highest...

  • Weak inflation in Japan means easy policy for some 'time to come'

    Robert Rennie of Westpac Bank says the strength seen in Japan's economy through the end of 2017 has "certainly gone somewhat off track."

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar climbed to a four-month peak against the yen on Thursday, bolstered by the rise in U.S. "The upside pressure on the dollar has been dramatic as the dollar has not declined consistently in a period which should be seeing dollar weakness," John Taylor, president and founder of research firm Taylor Global Vision in New York, said.

  • *Wall St dips, Britain's FTSE 100 marks record closing high. NEW YORK, May 17- Yields on benchmark U.S. government bonds rose on Thursday to their highest in about seven years, pushing the U.S. dollar to a four-month peak against the yen, while oil prices topped $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 before pulling back. Wall Street's main stock indexes fell,...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The dollar climbed to a four-month peak against the yen on Thursday, bolstered by the rise in U.S. "The near-term picture remains positive for the dollar with Treasury yields showing few signs of topping, a move that makes the buck a more enticing bet to income-seekers," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions in...

  • *Oil breaks $80 for the first time since late 2014. LONDON, May 17- The dollar took a breather at a five-month high on Thursday, though government borrowing costs continued to grind upwards as oil prices hit their highest since 2014 at $80 a barrel. "The big turnaround was the Japanese yen, there is clearly big time rate sensitivity there," said Saxo Bank's head of FX...

  • LONDON, May 17- The dollar took a breather at a five-month high on Thursday, though government borrowing costs continued to grind upwards as oil prices hit their highest since 2014 at almost $80 a barrel. Europe's FX traders nursed dollar index positions after its latest surge, but euro/dollar was struggling to keep a foothold back above $1.18 and dollar/yen hit...

  • *Oil nears $80 a barrel. LONDON, May 17- The dollar took a breather at a five-month high on Thursday, though government borrowing costs continued to grind upwards as oil prices hit their highest since 2014 at almost $80 a barrel. "The big turnaround was the Japanese yen, there is clearly big time rate sensitivity there," said Saxo Bank's head of FX strategy John Hardy.

  • *Yen shows little reaction to weak Japan Q1 GDP data. TOKYO, May 16- The dollar hovered near a five-month high against a group of major currencies on Wednesday, as a surge in the benchmark 10- year Treasury yield above 3 percent reignited a rally that had lost steam last week. The dollar has gained since mid-April as easing tensions in the Korean Peninsula and moves by...

  • Japan's weaker Q1 growth showed a 'pullback' in consumption

    Michael Spencer of Deutsche Bank said that Japan's fourth quarter growth had been strong, and dip in consumer spending was expected.

  • *Yen shows little reaction to weak Japan Q1 GDP data. TOKYO, May 16- The dollar hovered near a five-month high against a group of major currencies on Wednesday, as a surge in the benchmark 10- year Treasury yield above 3 percent reignited a rally that had lost steam last week. The greenback had gained with few interruptions since mid-April as easing tensions in the...

  • TOKYO, May 14- Nissan Motor Co forecast a third straight year of lower operating profits, on expectations a stronger yen and higher raw material prices would outweigh a rise in global vehicle sales. Japan's second-biggest automaker expects operating profit to ease 6 percent to 540 billion yen in the year to March 2019, its lowest since the year ended March 2014...

  • TOKYO, May 10- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday as gains on Wall Street and a steady yen boosted investors' risk appetite, while Toyota extended its rally the day after publishing full-year results. The fact that its forecast profit decline is limited while its forex assumption is 105 yen versus the dollar is a good surprise, "said Takuya Takahashi, a...

  • TOKYO, May 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning with risk sentiment supported by gains on Wall Street and steady dollar-yen levels, while Toyota extended its gains the day after publishing full-year results. The fact that its forecast profit decline is limited while its forex assumption is 105 yen versus the dollar is a good surprise, "...

  • TOKYO, May 7- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday morning in choppy trade as investors returning from Golden Week holidays worried that the stronger yen could impact companies earnings estimates, while financials weakened on falling U.S. yields. While Japan holidayed, the U.S. The dollar shed 0.2 percent at 108.91 yen, off its three-month high of...

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Asian shares stepped back while the Japanese yen held onto overnight gains in early trading on Friday as financial markets turned their attention to the looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. Investors were cautious after a largely weak performance on Wall Street overnight as some disappointing earnings reports offset strong...

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Asian shares were steady while the Japanese yen held onto overnight gains in early trading on Friday as financial markets turned their attention to the looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.05 percent, while the dollar dropped 0.06 percent against the yen to 109.11.

  • Safe-haven demand for the yen has eased along with Korean Peninsula tensions

    Claudio Piron of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research says the Japanese yen has seen some pressure come off as tensions ease on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Honda's forecast for 2018 is typically cautious and linked to the yen

    Janet Lewis of Macquarie Capital Securities says Honda usually starts the year with a more conservative forecast and ends up beating it by "a significant margin."