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| Jul 17, 2015

Dollar stuck around ¥124 in Tokyo

The dollar was trapped in a narrow range around ¥124 in Tokyo trading on Friday, due chiefly to a wait-and-see mood before a three-day holiday through Monday in Japan. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥124.00-01, up slightly from ¥123.94-94 at the same ...

| Jul 16, 2015

Dollar approaches ¥124 level in Tokyo

The dollar advanced to levels just shy of ¥124 in Tokyo trading Thursday, lifted by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s overnight remarks suggesting a positive stance on raising interest rates this year. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥123.94-94, up from ¥123.52-52 ...

| Jul 16, 2015

Nikkei rises as yen heads lower

Stocks gained further ground Thursday, backed by a weakening of the yen. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 136.79 points, or 0.67 percent, to close at 20,600.12. On Wednesday, the key market gauge rose 78.00 points. The Topix ended up 14.42 points, or 0.88 percent, ...

| Jul 15, 2015

Dollar moves tightly around ¥123.50 in Tokyo

The dollar fluctuated narrowly around ¥123.50 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, amid a wait-and-see mood growing before congressional testimonies by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥123.52-52, up from ¥123.45-46 at the same time Tuesday. The euro ...

| Jul 15, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on U.S. rally

Stocks advanced further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by an overnight rally on Wall Street, but their topside was heavy prior to key events in Japan and the United States. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 78.00 points, or 0.38 percent, to end ...

| Jul 14, 2015

Tokyo stocks jump on Greek talks

Stocks rose sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with market players welcoming progress in the efforts to sort out the Greek debt crisis. The Nikkei gained 295.56 points, or 1.47 percent, to close at 20,385.33. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed ...