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| Aug 6, 2015

Dollar firmer around ¥124.90 in Tokyo

The dollar was firmer around ¥124.90 in late Tokyo trading on Thursday, but its topside was capped by a wait-and-see mood before Friday’s release of the closely watched U.S. government jobs report for July. At 5 p.m., the dollar was ¥124.88-89, up from ¥124.40-40 ...

| Aug 5, 2015

Dollar solid around ¥124.40 in Tokyo

The dollar stayed firm around ¥124.40 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, boosted by overnight remarks by a top U.S. Federal Reserve official who voiced support for an interest rate increase in September. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥124.40-40, up from ¥123.85-86 at ...

| Aug 5, 2015

Tokyo stocks climb on weaker yen

Stocks climbed higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday thanks to buying on the back of the weaker yen. The Nikkei rose 93.70 points, or 0.46 percent, to end at 20,614.06. On Tuesday, the market gauge fell 27.75 points. The Topix closed up ...

Aug 3, 2015

Dollar moves tightly around ¥124 in Tokyo trade

The dollar fluctuated narrowly around ¥124 in Tokyo trading on Monday, with a wait-and-see mood growing due to a lack of fresh trading pegs. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥124.17-19, down slightly from ¥124.21-21 at the same time Friday. The euro was ...

Aug 3, 2015

Nikkei drops on Wall St. fall, lack of TPP deal

The Nikkei lost ground on Monday, pressured by profit-taking following a U.S. stock fall late last week and the failure of negotiators to reach a broad agreement in Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks. The Nikkei lost 37.13 points, or 0.18 percent, to end at ...