Apr 3, 2014

Dollar climbs to two-month high

The dollar climbed above ¥104 at one point in Tokyo trading Thursday, breaching that threshold for the first time since Jan. 23, with optimism about the U.S. economy growing ahead of Friday’s key nonfarm payroll data. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥103.89-91, ...

Apr 2, 2014

Dollar nears $104 on solid U.S. data

The dollar advanced close to ¥104 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with investors’ risk appetite fueled by solid U.S. manufacturing data released overnight. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥103.80-81, up from ¥103.30-32 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.3802-3802, up ...

Apr 1, 2014

Dollar rises on U.S., Chinese data

The dollar was firmer above ¥103 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, helped by an improved outlook for the U.S. and Chinese economies. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥103.30-32, up from ¥102.96-98 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.3794-3795, up from ...

Mar 31, 2014

Greenback tests out ¥103 range

The dollar touched a three-week high of ¥103 in Tokyo trading Monday following rises in overseas trading, although the dollar-yen pair was stuck in a narrow range on the final day of Japan’s fiscal year. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.96-98, up ...

Mar 27, 2014

Dollar weakens amid Ukraine crisis

The dollar trimmed early losses and recovered the ¥102.10 line in Tokyo trading Thursday but failed to extend its gains due to a lack of additional positive factors. At 5 p.m., the dollar was clocked at ¥102.10-11, down from ¥102.28-32 at the same time ...

Mar 26, 2014

Dollar remains stuck in tight range

The dollar was trapped in a tight range around ¥102.30 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, lacking a clear direction in the absence of fresh trading pegs. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.28-32, up from ¥102.12-14 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was ...

Mar 25, 2014

Dollar range-bound below 102.20

The dollar was stuck in a narrow range below ¥102.20 in Tokyo trading Tuesday as active trading was held in check before the end of Japan’s current fiscal year next week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.12-14, down from ¥102.54-55 at the ...

Mar 24, 2014

Dollar static ahead of G-7 summit

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Monday as a wait-and-see mood grew before a Group of Seven summit to be held in the Netherlands later in the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.54-55, up from ...

Mar 20, 2014

Dollar jumps past ¥102.30 level

The dollar rose above ¥102.30 in Tokyo trading Thursday, reflecting widening interest rate gaps between the United States and Japan after remarks by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen raised speculation about an earlier than expected rate hike. But the dollar then took a ...

Mar 19, 2014

Dollar stuck in band around ¥101.60

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥101.60 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with market players refraining from aggressive moves before the release of a policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.57-58, down from ¥101.64-65 at ...

Mar 18, 2014

Dollar inches past ¥101.60 level

The dollar was marginally higher above ¥101.60 in Tokyo trading Tuesday amid easing tensions over the crisis in Ukraine, but its topside was limited ahead of a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted ...

Mar 12, 2014

Dollar under ¥103 on China jitters

The dollar skidded below ¥103 in late Tokyo trading Wednesday, weighed down by growing worries over the Chinese economy, as well as the Ukraine crisis. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥102.88-89, down from ¥103.18-20 at the same time Tuesday. The euro ...