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  • US dollar now becoming a safe haven: ETF Securities

    James Butterfill, head of investment strategy at ETF Securities, speaks about investing in gold and other safe haven assets.

  • What impacted the Japanese yen?

    Thanos Vamvakidis, global head of G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, speaks about how North Korea tension is impacting the safe haven Japanese yen.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 14- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Monday, pulling away from last week's near 4- month low, with rising tensions between the United States and North Korea seen as the key to the near-term outlook. "This uncertainty isn't going to disappear immediately," said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist for Mizuho Securities in Tokyo.

  • TOKYO— Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday, although Japan's Nikkei 225 benchmark fell as tensions over North Korea kept the yen strong against the dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index dipped 0.8 percent to 19,564.98 on selling of shares in export manufacturers whose profits would be hurt by a stronger yen. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index...

  • Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank talks about how political uncertainty and yen strength could weigh on the Japanese economy.

  • *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,286.10 per ounce at 0102 GMT, after marking its highest since June 7 at $1,291.86 an ounce in the previous session. *The dollar edged higher against the yen on Monday, trading above last week's near four-month low, with rising tensions between the United States and North Korea seen as the key to the near-term outlook.

  • Frank Troise, SoHo Capital, and Steve Brice, Standard Chartered Private Bank, weigh in on the effect of Abenomics and a stronger yen on the Japanese economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 14- The dollar edged higher against the yen on Monday, trading above last week's near 4- month low, with rising tensions between the United States and North Korea seen as the key to the near-term outlook. Heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea, which triggered falls in riskier assets last week, are seen likely to remain a focal...

  • Japanese yen

    It’s a conundrum: Despite Japan being a likely target of North Korean ire, traders still see the yen as a safe haven, pushing it up.

  • Aug 11- Toshi Sugiyura and his wife Naka had a pleasant surprise awaiting them in San Francisco when the couple arrived from Japan on an anniversary trip, thanks to the U.S. dollar's months-long slide against the yen. "We could see more spending by those who already planned to come," said economist Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics in Philadelphia.

  • President Trump steps up rhetoric on North Korea. LONDON, Aug 11- The damage inflicted on world stocks this week by the escalating war of words over North Korea topped $1 trillion on Friday, as investors again took cover in the yen, the Swiss franc, gold and government bonds. Now installed in the White House, Trump issued a new warning to Pyongyang on Friday, tweeting: "...

  • President Trump steps up rhetoric on North Korea. LONDON, Aug 11- The damage inflicted on world stocks this week by the escalating war of words over North Korea topped $1 trillion on Friday, as investors again took cover in the yen, the Swiss franc, gold and government bonds. Now installed in the White House, Trump issued a new warning to Pyongyang on Thursday that his...

  • President Trump steps up rhetoric on North Korea. LONDON, Aug 11- World stocks tumbled for a fourth day and were on course for their worst week since November, as the escalating war of words over North Korea drove investors on Friday toward the yen, the Swiss franc and gold. President Donald Trump issued a new verbal warning to Pyongyang on Thursday, saying that his...

  • *FX markets steadier in morning trade in Europe. LONDON, Aug 11- The dollar was close to an eight-week low against the yen on Friday as escalating tension over North Korea dominated currency markets thinned out by the summer holidays in Europe and the United States. It had retreated to trade almost flat on the day at 109.17 yen per dollar by 0711 GMT but was still 0.2...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 11- The dollar skidded to an eight-week low against the yen on Friday as escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea triggered yet more investor flight to safety. Earlier, the dollar slipped as low as 108.91 yen, its weakest level since June 14, when the greenback fell as low as 108.81 yen. "We're getting close towards very important...

  • President Trump steps up rhetoric on North Korea. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday as tensions ramped up between the United States and North Korea, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such the yen, the Swiss franc and U.S. "What has changed this time is that the scary threats and war of words between the U.S. and North...

  • *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 0.7 percent at $3.73-1/ 2 at 0132 GMT, but were set for their third weekly slide in a row. *The USDA pegged soybeans yields at 49.4 bpa, above its previous forecast of 48.0, surprising analysts who expected a reduction. *The dollar set an eight-week low against the yen on Friday as escalating tensions...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent in its third session of declines, with Australia down 1.4 percent. Overnight, Wall Street...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Australian stock futures slumped early on Friday and other Asian markets looked set to follow as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds. President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea. Overnight, Wall Street closed sharply...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 11- The dollar set an eight-week low against the yen on Friday as escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea triggered yet more investor flight to safety. The dollar slipped to as low as 109.11 yen in early Asian trade on Friday, its lowest level since June 14, when the greenback had fallen to as low as 108.81 yen.