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| Aug 24, 2016

Dollar firms ahead of Yellen speech

The dollar held firmer at around ¥100.30 in Tokyo on Wednesday amid muted trading ahead of a key economic event in the United States later this week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥100.27-28, up from ¥100.10-10 the same time Tuesday. The euro ...

| Aug 22, 2016

Nikkei pads gains as yen weakens

Stocks extended their gains Monday, supported by the yen’s easing against the dollar and other major currencies. The Nikkei average rose 52.37 points, or 0.32 percent, to end at 16,598.19 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, it climbed 59.81 points. The Topix index ...