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 ...

Aug 21, 2013

Dollar holds before FOMC minutes

The dollar was directionless around ¥97.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with traders keenly awaiting minutes of the July meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥97.57-59, up from ¥97.06-08 at the same time Tuesday. The euro ...

Aug 20, 2013

Fed tapering fears dampen dollar

The dollar dropped to levels slightly above ¥97 in Tokyo trading Tuesday amid growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve’s expected start of tapering off its quantitative easing could destabilize global financial markets. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥97.06-08, down from ¥97.60-62 ...

Jul 30, 2013

Dollar just atop ¥98 before FOMC

The dollar climbed back moderately above ¥98 in Tokyo trading Tuesday as traders retreated to the sidelines ahead of a policy-setting meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥98.13-15, up from ¥97.95-97 at the same time Monday. The ...

Jul 29, 2013

Dollar slides below ¥98 threshold

The dollar slid below ¥98 in Tokyo trading Monday, breaching the threshold for the first time since June 27, on speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep its ultraloose monetary policy in place longer than expected. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ...

Jul 25, 2013

Dollar stalls just under ¥100 line

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥100 in Tokyo trading Thursday on the back of a rise in U.S. interest rates and falls in Tokyo stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥99.97-99, still up from ¥99.92-95 at the same ...

Jul 11, 2013

Dollar briefly slips below ¥98.50

The dollar traded moderately above ¥99 in Tokyo trading late Thursday after slipping below ¥98.50 on news from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥99.28-30, down from ¥100.45-46 at the same time Wednesday. The euro ...

Jul 3, 2013

Dollar briefly approaches ¥100 line

The dollar extended gains and briefly rose to near ¥100 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, helped by its strength against the Australian dollar and rises in Tokyo stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥99.69-70, up from ¥99.59-61 at the same time Monday. ...