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Global Markets: US inflation test looms large, dollar pressured
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
The dollar slid to a 15-month low against the yen on Wednesday, while world stock markets found firmer ground ahead of U.S. inflation numbers that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster interest-rate hikes globally.
Nikkei closes at 26-year high on yen's softer tone
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with 225-issue Nikkei stock index finishing at its highest level in more than 26 years.
Global Markets: BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying programme caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.
Asian shares muted as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut optimism
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday as investors` rotation out of technology shares took a toll on some of the region`s tech heavyweights although hopes of a major tax cut in the United States underpinned risk sentiment.
Global stocks tumble, yen gains after North Korea fires missile over Japan
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under young leader Kim Jong-Un, the most recent on Saturday, but firing projectiles over mainland Japan is rare.
US stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns on Trump
Wed, May 17, 2017
S&P 500 mini futures , the world`s most liquid stock futures, dropped 0.5 percent in early Asian trade.
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says Bank of Japan facing ''challenging'' situation amid low inflation
Sat, May 06, 2017
The Bank of Japan's Governor Haruhiko Kuroda in a recently held seminar has said that the central bank is facing big challenges as inflation holds well below its 2% target, whereby underscoring the importance for the bank to maintain its massive stimulus programme.
Asian shares near 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Japan`s Nikkei dropped 0.8%, weighed by financial stocks, which were hurt by lower U.S. yields and exporter stocks, which fell on the yen`s gains against the dollar.
Dollar, Treasury yields jump on Fed jolt as Trump speech looms
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
US 10-year Treasury yields also climbed to 2.4203 on Wednesday.
Asian shares firm; yen slips after Donald Trump- Shinzo Abe meet
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
The dollar rose against the yen on Monday on relief that US President Donald Trump set aside tough campaign rhetoric over security and jobs in a smooth meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with no mention of currency policy.
SoftBank loses $350 million on Indian investments including Ola, Snapdeal
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Japan's multinational telecom and internet firm SoftBank has reported $350 million loss on its investments in India including its investments in Ola and Snapdeal.
Takata shares dive 17% on bankruptcy restructuring report
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
The stock of Takata fell down 17% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday on the back of bankruptcy restructing plan.
Global stocks rise as commodities rally; dollar falls vs yen
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Stocks rose worldwide on Tuesday supported by a rally in commodities such as copper and silver, while the dollar fell against the yen on investor caution ahead of a news conference by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Toshiba may book big loss on US nuclear acquisition, shares plunge
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Toshiba Corporation said on Tuesday it may book a goodwill impairment loss of several hundreds of billion yen on a US nuclear power acquisition made by its Westinghouse division, sending its stock tumbling 12%.
Bank of Japan likely to keep monetary policy steady on December 20
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to keep monetary policy steady and give a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase - not a cut - in interest rates.
Dollar pulls away from 14-year peak as investors take profits
Mon, Dec 19, 2016
The dollar edged lower in Asian trading on Monday as some investors took profits after its rise last week to a 14-year peak against a currency basket, though it remained underpinned by expectations of more US interest hikes in the coming year.
Dollar, US bond yields drop as oil tumbles on output cut doubts
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
The dollar and US bond yields fell on Monday as investors reversed a "Trumpflation" trade that has gripped markets since the US elections, after oil prices slid on fears that producer countries meeting this week could fail to agree an output cut.
Oil prices fall further in Asia, yen gains hit Tokyo
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Oil prices sank further in Asian trade on Monday on fears a planned cut in output will not be agreed by top producers this week, while the dollar retreated against most of its peers after its recent surge.
Toshiba first-half profit triples on asset sales
Fri, Nov 11, 2016
Toshiba said on Friday its half-year profit tripled, owing to cost cuts and the sale of its home appliances business, providing a boost to the firm as it tries to turn the page on an embarrassing accounting scandal.
IMF includes China's yuan in elite club of reserve currencies
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
The yuan joins the US dollar, the euro, the yen and British pound in the IMF's special drawing rights (SDR) basket, which determines currencies that countries can receive as part of IMF loans.