Dec 2, 2013

Dollar firmer above ¥102.50 line

The dollar rose above ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Monday, supported by purchases in the late afternoon. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥102.52-53, up from ¥102.21-27 at the same time on Friday. The euro stood at $1.3605-3606, almost unchanged from $1.3605-3607, and ...

Nov 26, 2013

Dollar eases back around ¥101.50

The dollar was easier around ¥101.50 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, on the back of a stock market pullback following recent rapid rises. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥101.47-48, down from ¥101.74-76 at the same time Monday. The euro was flat at $1.3539-3540. ...

Oct 21, 2013

Dollar retakes ¥98 as stocks surge

The dollar retook ¥98 in Tokyo trading Monday, as higher stock prices in and outside Japan encouraged dollar buying. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥98.05-08, up from ¥97.90-91 at the same time on Friday. The euro stood at $1.3673-3675, down from ...

Oct 15, 2013

Greenback moves higher to ¥98.40

The dollar traded moderately below ¥98.50 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday, with traders waiting to see a U.S. congressional deal to end the prolonged government shutdown and avert a catastrophic debt default. At 5 p.m. the dollar stood at ¥98.40-41, up from ¥98.28-29 at ...

Oct 2, 2013

Stock slide takes wind out of dollar

The dollar slid below ¥97.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday on risk-averse sentiment fueled by stock price falls as well as the continued standstill in the U.S. Congress. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥97.36-38, off from ¥97.91-93 at the same time Tuesday. The ...

Oct 1, 2013

Dollar stays steady at around ¥98

The dollar erased early gains to trade slightly below ¥98 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday, pressured by a partial shutdown of the U.S. government after Congress failed to pass an emergency budget bill by midnight Monday. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥97.91-93, ...

Sep 24, 2013

Greenback remains above ¥99 line

The dollar overcame early weakness and traded above ¥99 in Tokyo trading late Tuesday as speculation grew over a wider interest rate gap between Japan and the United States following a rise in American long-term interest rates in off-hours trading. At 5 p.m., the ...

Sep 10, 2013

Stimulus hopes see dollar top ¥100

The dollar climbed above the ¥100 mark in Tokyo trading Tuesday on hopes for an economic stimulus package the government might implement alongside the consumption tax hike. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥100.06-07, up from ¥99.57-58 at the same time Monday. ...

Sep 4, 2013

Dollar moves tightly around ¥99.50

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥99.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday as a wait-and-see mood grew ahead of closely watched economic events later this week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥99.58-59, down from ¥99.63-67 at the same time Tuesday. The ...

Sep 2, 2013

Stock rally sends dollar atop ¥99

The dollar rose above ¥99 in Tokyo trading Monday, thanks chiefly to a rally in Tokyo stock prices amid easing concerns over an imminent military attack against Syria. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥99.33-34, up from ¥98.04-05 at the same time Friday. ...

Aug 28, 2013

Greenback briefly dips below ¥97

The dollar moved around ¥97.50 in late Tokyo trading Wednesday, cutting early losses traced to growing tensions over the Syrian situation. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥97.48-50, down from ¥97.81-85 at the same time Tuesday. The euro stood at $1.3379-3380, against $1.3376-3379, ...

Aug 27, 2013

Syria worries send dollar under ¥98

The dollar fell below ¥98 in Tokyo Tuesday as risk appetite among investors weakened on lower stock prices and increasing concerns about the Syrian situation. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥97.81-85, down from ¥98.52-52 at the same time Monday. The euro ...