May 19, 2014

Dollar drops below ¥101.50 line

The dollar fell below ¥101.50 in Tokyo trading Monday as weaker stock prices rekindled a risk-averse mood in financial markets. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.41-42, down from ¥101.56-58 at the same time Friday. The euro stood at $1.3716-3718, against $1.3718-3720, ...

May 16, 2014

Dollar weakens to 101.50 level

The dollar was weaker around ¥101.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, weighed down by sluggish Tokyo stocks. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.56-58, down from ¥102.02-02 at the same time Thursday. The euro was at $1.3718-3720, up from $1.3672-3673, and at ¥139.34-36, down ...

May 15, 2014

Dollar barely remains above ¥102

The dollar barely managed to stay above ¥102 in late Tokyo trading Thursday after hovering just below that level earlier in the day, as solid Japanese gross domestic product data for January-March failed to set a clear trend. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...

May 14, 2014

Greenback inches slightly lower

The dollar moved in a very narrow range in Tokyo trading Wednesday due to a lack of major fresh incentives, while the euro dropped amid growing expectations for additional monetary easing by the European Central Bank. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.10-11, ...

May 12, 2014

Dollar touches ¥102 on trade data

The dollar briefly rose above ¥102 in Tokyo trading Monday, backed by data showing Japan logged its smallest current account surplus on record in March, but its topside was limited due partly to caution over tensions in Ukraine. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...

May 9, 2014

Dollar inches lower to ¥101.70

The dollar fell slightly in Tokyo trading Friday after failing to extend gains from higher stock prices due to a lack of further positive factors. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.70-71, down from ¥101.80-80 at the same time Thursday. The euro was ...

May 8, 2014

Dollar rises on Ukraine news

The dollar rose to ¥101.80 in Tokyo trading Thursday thanks to buybacks on the back of higher stock prices and receding worries over the situation in Ukraine. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.80-80, up from ¥101.53-54 at the same time Wednesday. The ...

May 7, 2014

Dollar tumbles on stock plunge

The dollar lost ground to around ¥101.50 Wednesday in Tokyo trading as currency players moved to reduce risk exposure chiefly due to the tumble in Tokyo stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.53-54, slipping below ¥102 in Tokyo for the first ...

May 2, 2014

Dollar firms around ¥102.50

The dollar was firmer around ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, supported by dollar purchases that set in as Tokyo stocks cut losses toward the close. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥102.47-48, up from ¥102.19-20 at the same time on Thursday. The ...

Apr 18, 2014

Dollar firms on upbeat U.S. data

The dollar gained ground and traded around ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, attracting purchases thanks chiefly to upbeat U.S. economic data released overnight. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.37-42, up from ¥102.02-03 at the same time Thursday. The euro was at $1.3818-3819, ...

Apr 16, 2014

Dollar tops ¥102 on stock surge

The dollar topped ¥102 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, assisted by a surge in Tokyo stock prices and favorable Chinese economic data. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.21-25, up from ¥101.79-80 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.3844-3845, up from ...

Apr 15, 2014

Dollar top-heavy above ¥101.50

The dollar was firmer above ¥101.50 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, but failed to chase higher ground, pressured chiefly by profit-taking. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.79-80, up from ¥101.59-61 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.3800-3802, down from $1.3850-3852, ...