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  • *Political uncertainty in Europe weighs on single currency. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The dollar gained against the euro and the yen on Monday after a manufacturing index rose to its highest level since 2004, boosting hawkish bets on the U.S. economy. Its in line with firm around the world, which I think suggests the global manufacturing momentum is quite positive, "said...

  • *Political uncertainty in Europe weighs on single currency. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The dollar gained against the euro and the yen on Monday after a manufacturing index rose to its highest level since 2004, boosting hawkish bets on the U.S. economy. Its in line with firm around the world, which I think suggests the global manufacturing momentum is quite positive, "said...

  • *Political uncertainty in Europe weighs on single currency. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The dollar gained against the euro and the yen on Monday after a manufacturing index rose to its highest level since 2004, boosting hawkish bets on the U.S. economy. Its in line with firm around the world, which I think suggests the global manufacturing momentum is quite positive, "said...

  • *Political uncertainty in Europe weighs on single currency. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The dollar gained against the euro and the yen on Monday after a manufacturing index rose to its highest level since 2004, boosting hawkish bets on the U.S. economy. Its in line with firm around the world, which I think suggests the global manufacturing momentum is quite positive, "said...

  • *Wall St rise, upbeat BOJ tankan and weaker yen supports. *Caution towards Oct. 22 general election caps gains. TOKYO, Oct 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday, buoyed by Wall Street's increases and upbeat domestic data, although caution towards an upcoming general election limited gains.

  • Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist, CLSA, says Yuriko Koike's politics are to the right of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference to announce snap election at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2017.

    Two Japanese opposition factions have combined in a bid to win power from Abe's ruling party, in a dramatic step for the world's third-largest economy.

  • However, Japan's price and wage growth remained weak and Abe's decision to call a snap election has also raised economic uncertainty.

  • Cedric Chehab, head of Global Strategy, BMI Research, says it's too soon to determine how emerging markets will respond to the proposed U.S. tax cuts.

  • Japan wants to make its own cryptocurrency

    Japanese banks are looking into their own digital currency called the J-Coin.

  • *Wall Street slips as N.Korea claims Trump declared war. TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares withered on Tuesday and the yen firmed against the backdrop of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and as investors awaited fresh signals about the U.S. monetary policy outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent, following...

  • *Latest verbal jab by North Korea spoils risk sentiment. TOKYO, Sept 26- The yen stood tall on Tuesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula flared-up anew amid an escalating war of words between North Korea and the United States, while the euro struggled near a four-week low versus the dollar. The Japanese currency made sharp gains after North Korea's foreign...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares withered on Tuesday and the yen firmed against the backdrop of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and as investors awaited fresh signals about the U.S. monetary policy outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, following tech-focused losses on Wall Street. North Korea's foreign...

  • Japanese yen

    Bank of Japan policymakers said they had reason to be optimistic about consumer prices, minutes of its July 19-20 meeting showed on Tuesday.

  • North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that a weekend tweet by President Donald Trump counted as a declaration of war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in...

  • *Latest verbal jab by North Korea spoils risk sentiment. TOKYO, Sept 26- The yen stood tall on Tuesday as tensions on the Korean peninsula flared-up anew amid an escalating war of words between North Korea and the United States, while the euro struggled near a four-week low versus the dollar. The Japanese currency made sharp gains after North Korea's foreign...

  • A snap election call by Japan's PM Shinzo Abe is linked to the "third arrow" of his economic reform plans, says Paul Sheard, chief economist, S&P Global.

  • *German, New Zealand elections knock euro, kiwi lower. *Safe-haven yen, Swiss franc rise after North Korea statement. NEW YORK, Sept 25- The U.S. dollar rose against a basket of six currencies on Monday, with the euro hit by election results in Germany and investor jitters about a warning against hasty policy shifts by the European Central Bank president.

  • SocGen:  Post-election Germany's EU policies may be more cautious

    Kit Juckes of Societe Generale discusses the broader implications of the German elections, and how it may impact the rest of the euro zone.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Speculators' net short bets on the U.S. dollar grew in the latest week to the highest total since January 2013, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net short position, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen,...