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  • The Fed remains the market focus for now among central banks

    Testimony to Congress next week by Fed chief Jerome Powell will set the tone on interest rate expectations, says Manpreet Gill of Standard Chartered Private Bank.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 21- The dollar inched higher on Wednesday as the near-term focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting for hints on the future pace of U.S. monetary tightening. The greenback rose 0.3 percent to 107.70 yen. "It's mainly a positioning clean-up in my view," said Tareck Horchani, head of sales trading in Asia Pacific for Saxo...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Japanese shares led Asian markets higher after a weak start on Wednesday, with Japanese export focused companies attracting investors as the dollar gained against the yen thanks to U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan took early cues from overnight losses on Wall Street and lost 0.1 percent before rising 0.5 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 21- The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, having pulled up from three-year lows set last week as traders shaved off some of the bearish bets against the U.S. currency. Against the yen, the greenback edged up 0.1 percent to 107.41 yen, having bounced from a 15- month low of 105.545 yen set on Friday. "It's mainly a positioning...

  • Watch for the Bank of Japan to talk down the yen

    The Bank of Japan was surprisingly muted in comments during the recent yen gains, says Clive McDonnell of Standard Chartered Private Bank.

  • *Euro slips below $1.24; yen down slightly. LONDON, Feb 19- The dollar enjoyed a small rebound on Monday as investors bought back the greenback after its plunge to three-year lows, although analysts said any recovery looked set to be brief with dollar bears still out in force. Confidence in the dollar has also been shaken by concerns the United States could pursue a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average finished 2 percent high on Monday, as exporters gained following a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index. The broader Topix rose 2.2 percent to 1,775.15, but volume was thin, with only 1.29 billion shares changing hands, the lowest since late...

  • *Exports boosted ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year. TOKYO, Feb 19- Buoyant sales of cars and electronics led Japan's exports to a 14th straight month of growth in January but manufacturers' business confidence slid- highlighting fears of the rising yen disrupting an export-led recovery. Monday's news also followed gross domestic product data out last week...

  • TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Monday morning as exporters took advantage of a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index. The Nikkei advanced 1.3 percent to 21,999.42 in midmorning trade, after rising to its highest level since Feb. 7 at 22,040.05.

  • TOKYO, Feb 19- The dollar found some traction on Monday following last week's steep fall and managed to hold above a three-year low against a basket of currencies. "The slide by the dollar last week was perhaps overdone- for example, the dollar's drop to the mid 105 yen level was too rapid," said Yukio Ishizuki, senior currency strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Speculators' net short dollar bets shrank to a six-week low, in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net short dollar positions, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc and...

  • *Strong yen could hurt Japan's economic recovery. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese policymakers stepped up warnings against a rising yen on Friday, saying recent moves were one-sided and they would respond appropriately, as worries grow that the buoyant currency could damage the export-reliant economy. His comments on Friday were echoed by top currency diplomat...

  • *Swiss franc strongest vs dollar since June 2015. TOKYO, Feb 16- The dollar slipped to a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday, headed for its biggest weekly loss in two years, as bearish factors offset support the U.S. currency could take from rising Treasury yields. The U.S. currency has been weighed down by a variety of factors this year, including...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- The dollar slipped to a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday, headed for its biggest weekly loss in two years, as bearish factors offset support the U.S. currency could take from rising Treasury yields. The U.S. currency has been weighed down by a variety of factors this year, including concerns that Washington might pursue a weak...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- The dollar slipped to a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday, headed for its biggest weekly loss in nine months, as bearish factors offset support the U.S. currency could take from rising Treasury yields. The U.S. currency has been weighed down by a variety of factors this year, including concerns that Washington might pursue a weak...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso fired on Friday a warning shot against gains in the yen, saying he would respond appropriately to currency fluctuations after the dollar hit a 15- month low against the Japanese currency. The dollar fell to as low as 106.03 yen overnight, its lowest since November 2016. He reiterated that there was agreement among...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The dollar fell across the board on Thursday, hitting a fresh 15- month low against the yen late in the session, as negative sentiment about the U.S. currency outweighed a rise in 10- year Treasury yields to their highest levels in four years. The theme right now is global growth and strong global growth has historically pushed the dollar lower, "said...

  • *Apple, Tencent, Airbus lead world stocks higher. NEW YORK, Feb 15- World equity markets climbed anew on Thursday as investors shrugged off the latest indication of rising U.S. inflation, while strong global growth weighed on the dollar and pushed it to a 15- month low against the Japanese yen. U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, according to a Labor...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- World equity markets climbed on Wednesday as investors shrugged off the latest indication of rising U.S. inflation, while the dollar slipped to a 15- month low against the Japanese yen as strong global growth weighed on the U.S. currency. An index of world stock markets advanced 0.8 percent, while major indices in Europe also rose, bolstered by...

  • *Dollar hits 15- month low against yen. NEW YORK, Feb 15- The dollar fell across the board on Thursday, hitting a 15- month low against the yen, as negative sentiment around the U.S. currency outweighed a rise in 10- year Treasury yields to their highest levels in four years. The theme right now is global growth and strong global growth has historically pushed the...