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  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Sept 14- The U.S. dollar's rally paused on Thursday as traders waited for consumer inflation data later in the day for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will maintain its gradual pace of credit tightening. The dollar, which slid to a 10- month low of 107.32 yen last week on worries over Hurricane Irma and North Korea, has climbed this week as risk...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 14- The dollar held steady near a four-week high against the yen on Thursday, with traders looking to U.S. consumer inflation data later in the day for clues on the possible timing of the Federal Reserve's next rate rise. The dollar last stood at 110.59 yen, up 0.1 percent from late U.S. trade on Wednesday and trading within sight of Wednesday's high of...

  • *Apple suppliers struggle in Europe. LONDON, Sept 13- Disappointment over the timing of Apples iPhone X release hampered further gains for world stock markets on Wednesday after an easing of concerns about North Korea sent indices to record highs. With Tokyo gaining on a broadly weaker yen, MSCI's main indicator of Asian shares hit a 10- year peak, but Europe's...

  • *Sterling hits 1- year high after robust UK inflation data. The pound reached a one-year high after a robust UK inflation report added pressure on the Bank of England to do more to support the currency. The greenback had slumped to a 10- month low of 107.320 yen on Friday, when Hurricane Irma threatened Florida and as financial markets braced for the possibility of...

  • *Sterling hovers near 1- year high after robust UK inflation data. The pound hovered within distance of a one-year high after a robust UK inflation report added pressure on the Bank of England to do more to support the currency. The greenback had slumped to a 10- month low of 107.320 yen on Friday, when Hurricane Irma threatened Florida and as financial markets...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar held steady on Tuesday, a day after investors trimmed short bets against it on a bounce in U.S. bond yields to generate its second biggest daily gain against the yen this year. "Nothing fundamental has changed about the outlook for the dollar, namely that the market has become more sceptical about the Fed's intention to raise rates in the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 12- The dollar held to large gains on Tuesday following a sharp rebound against the yen and euro, lifted by improving investor risk sentiment as worries over North Korea and Hurricane Irma receded. It had slumped to a 10- month low of 107.320 yen on Friday, when Hurricane Irma threatened Florida and as financial markets braced for North Korea's...

  • *Stocks climb back to highs as Pyongyang eschews missile test. LONDON, Sept 11- World shares returned to a record high on Monday, on relief that hurricane Irma looked to be losing strength in the United States and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations at the weekend passed without any new missile test. The relief over North Korea and a weaker yen had also...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • Eddie Cheung, FX Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank, says tradition and a "knee jerk" reaction helps explain why the yen is viewed as a safe haven currency.

  • HONG KONG— Asian stocks rose strongly Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles, giving investors some relief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4 percent to 19,552.79 as the yen bounced off its lowest level this year, easing pressure on...

  • The euro could reach 1.25 against the dollar and the yen to 106.50 going by current fundamentals, says Nicolas Sopel, strategist, Rates & FX Markets, RHB Research Institute Singapore.

  • China's central bank has been pushing the yuan higher ahead of a possible visit by President Trump while markets have been strong ahead of the 19th party congress, says Callum Henderson of Eurasia Group.

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang holds back on missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang holds back on missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries. Nikkei futures were trading up 0.8 percent after Pyongyang held a...

  • Even with downward revision in second-quarter GDP to 0.6 percent from 0.7 quarter on year, Japan has still seen the strongest growth in the last 2-1/2 years, says Takuji Okubo of Japan Macro Advisors.

  • Analysts still expect steady growth in the world's third-largest economy as exports grow and a tight labor market aids wage growth.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- The euro jetted past $1.20 and was on course for its biggest daily percentage gain against the U.S. dollar in nearly two weeks on Thursday amid European Central Bank indications a decision on tapering stimulus is likely in October, while the dollar slipped against the yen. The ECB must take into account the weakening of inflation due to the strong...

  • *Positive news from Washington overtakes fears about N.Korea, hurricane. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida. NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar gained against the safe-haven Japanese yen as upbeat news out of Washington helped mitigate investors' concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and a major...