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| Apr 10, 2015

Dollar solid around ¥120.50

The dollar held firm around ¥120.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, backed by solid U.S. economic data and early gains in Japanese stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥120.49-51, up from ¥120.27-27 at the same time Thursday. The euro was at $1.0611-0612, ...

| Apr 9, 2015

Dollar firms above ¥120 line in Tokyo

The dollar was firmer above ¥120 in Tokyo trading Thursday, after the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s March policy-setting meeting strengthened the prospect of the Fed starting raising interest rates at some point this year. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥120.27-27, ...

| Apr 8, 2015

Dollar moving around ¥120 in Tokyo

The dollar moved around ¥120 with its topside pressured by profit-taking in Tokyo trading Wednesday. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥119.86-87, up from ¥119.83-83 the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0868-0869, down from $1.0920-0921, and at ¥130.27-28, down from ¥130.87-88. ...

| Apr 7, 2015

Dollar rises above ¥119.80 in Tokyo

The dollar rose above ¥119.80 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, as hefty gains in U.S. and Japanese stock prices increased currency players’ risk-taking appetite. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥119.83-83, up from ¥118.98-99 the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.0920-0921, down ...

Weak job data ease rate hike jitters, lift Wall Street

Apr 7, 2015

Weak job data ease rate hike jitters, lift Wall Street

U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over Friday’s surprisingly weak jobs report. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers last month added 126,000 jobs, the lowest number in more ...