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| Jan 10, 2017

Dollar weak around ¥115.80 in late Tokyo

The dollar was weak at levels around ¥115.80 in Tokyo trading late Tuesday, as traders were cautious before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump holds his first news conference on Wednesday since his presidential win in November. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥115.84-85, down ...

| Jan 10, 2017

Tokyo stocks fall on yen's ascent

Stocks fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, dragged down by the yen’s appreciation against other major currencies. The 225-issue Nikkei average fell 152.89 points, or 0.79 percent, to close at 19,301.44. On Friday, the key market gauge shed 66.36 points. The Tokyo market ...

| Jan 6, 2017

Nikkei falls further on yen's rise

The benchmark Nikkei average fell further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, weighed down by selling from investors worried about the yen’s appreciation against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 66.36 points, or 0.34 percent, to end at 19,454.33. On Thursday, the key ...

| Jan 5, 2017

Dollar tumbles below ¥116 in Tokyo

The dollar took a dive below ¥116 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, hit hard by position-adjustment selling ahead of Friday’s release of key U.S. jobs data for December. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥115.95-95, down from ¥117.98-99 at the same time on ...