| Aug 1, 2014

Dollar nears ¥103 on U.S. hopes

The dollar gained further ground in trading Friday, rising to near ¥103 thanks to hopes for a U.S. economic recovery. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.94-95, up from ¥102.85-86 at the same time Thursday. The euro was at $1.3378-3380, down from $1.3395-3396, ...

| Jul 29, 2014

Greenback briefly eclipses ¥102

The dollar briefly topped ¥102 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday, aided by upbeat Tokyo stocks amid a persistent wait-and-see mood before releases later this week of a series of crucial U.S. economic data. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥101.90-90, up from ¥101.87-87 ...

| Jul 28, 2014

Dollar range-bound near ¥101.88

The dollar was range-bound below ¥102 in Tokyo trading Monday, with players retreating to the sidelines ahead of key U.S. economic events this week. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥101.87-87, down from ¥101.89-90 at the same time Friday. The euro stood at ...

| Jul 24, 2014

Dollar inches higher to ¥101.44

The dollar was slightly firmer in Tokyo trading Thursday as stronger than expected Chinese economic data spurred dollar purchases. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.44-45, up from ¥101.37-38 at the same time Wednesday. The euro stood at $1.3472-3473, up from $1.3457-3459, ...

| Jul 23, 2014

Dollar drops to below ¥101.40

The dollar was slightly easier below ¥101.40 in Tokyo trading late Wednesday, with no dollar-buying factors in sight. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.37-38, down from ¥101.49-50 at the same time Tuesday. The euro stood at $1.3457-3459, down from $1.3501-3507, and ...

| Jul 22, 2014

Greenback firmer around ¥101.50

The dollar was slightly firmer around ¥101.50 in post-holiday Tokyo trading Tuesday, supported by a rise in Japanese stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.49-50, up from ¥101.40-41 at the same time Friday. The Tokyo market was closed Monday for ...

| Jul 18, 2014

Greenback drops below ¥101.50

The dollar was weaker below ¥101.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday as risk-averse sentiment strengthened after a Malaysian Airlines jetliner was blown out of the sky in eastern Ukraine, killing nearly 300 people, and Israel began a ground invasion. At 5 p.m., the dollar ...

| Jul 17, 2014

Dollar edges lower to ¥101.49

The dollar dipped to around ¥101.50 in Tokyo on Thursday, weighed down by sagging U.S. long-term interest rates. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.49-50, down from ¥101.69-69 on Wednesday. The euro was at $1.3533-3534, down from $1.3552-3556, and at ¥137.36-37, down from ...

| Jul 16, 2014

Dollar firms on Yellen comments

The dollar was firmer around ¥101.70 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, underpinned by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony that suggested the possibility of an earlier than planned interest rate hike. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.69-69, up from ¥101.56-56 ...