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Dollar rises above ¥111.50 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Jun 20, 2017

The dollar advanced above ¥111.50 in Tokyo trading Tuesday as hawkish comments by William Dudley, president of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, ...

Nikkei hits 22-month closing high on weaker yen, brisk U.S. equities

via The Japan Times    Jun 20, 2017

The Nikkei 225 average advanced further to end at its highest level in about 22 months Tuesday, supported by the yen’s weakening against the dollar ...

Dollar moves in narrow range around ¥111.10 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Jun 19, 2017

The dollar moved in a narrow range around ¥111.10 in Tokyo trading Monday amid a lack of fresh trading incentives. At 5 p.m., the dollar ...

BOJ keeps policy unchanged amid growing pressure to discuss stimulus exit plan

via The Japan Times    Jun 16, 2017

Office workers walk past the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo on Friday. | REUTERS

With inflation still distant from its target, the Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus program on cruise control, saying improving private consumption will support ...

Fed hikes key rate and unveils plan to pare bond holdings

via The Japan Times    Jun 15, 2017

U..S Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington Wednesday. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 1.0-1.25 percent on Wednesday and signaled another increase remains likely this year, despite the recent spate of weak economic data. | AFP-JIJI

The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the third time in six months, providing its latest vote of confidence in a slow-growing ...

BOJ likely to maintain stimulus as two-day policy meeting kicks off

via The Japan Times    Jun 15, 2017

Haruhiko Kuroda | BLOOMBERG

At a two-day policy meeting that kicked off Thursday, the Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its aggressive monetary stimulus in light of the ...

Tokyo stocks slide further as yen gains ground on greenback

via The Japan Times    Jun 15, 2017

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s rise against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average retreated ...

Dollar weakens to around ¥109.50 on dismal U.S. data

via The Japan Times    Jun 15, 2017

The dollar fell to around ¥109.50 in Tokyo trading late Thursday, dragged down chiefly by dismal U.S. economic data. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...

Tokyo stocks edge down in thin trading despite record Dow Jones close

via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2017

Stocks ended modestly lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday in thin trading before the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement of the outcome of its policy-setting ...

Dollar static around ¥110 in Tokyo ahead of U.S. policy decision

via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2017

The dollar was stuck in a narrow range around ¥110 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with investors retreating to the sidelines to await a statement by ...

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