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. ...

Jun 14, 2013

Dollar briefly tumbles below ¥94

The dollar temporarily plunged below ¥94 in Tokyo trading Thursday, reflecting risk-aversion moves following a massive drop in Tokyo stock prices. Rebounding from intraday lows below ¥94, the dollar stood at ¥94.20-24 at 5 p.m., still down sharply from ¥96.80-81 at the same time ...

Jun 7, 2013

Greenback falls below ¥99.50 line

The dollar fell below ¥99.50 Thursday in Tokyo, weighed down by selling triggered by a fall in stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥99.26-26, down from ¥99.72-73 at the same time Wednesday. The euro stood at $1.3117-3119, up from $1.3077-3079, ...

Jun 6, 2013

Abe plan a yawner; dollar under ¥100

The dollar sank below ¥100 in Tokyo on Wednesday, in pace with Japanese stocks’ retreat on disappointment at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategic growth measures announced in the afternoon. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥99.72-73, down from ¥100.28-30 at the same ...

May 21, 2013

Dollar in tight band atop ¥102.50

The dollar hovered in a tight range mostly above ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Monday, as currency players found it difficult to tilt their positions either way on a lack of fresh trading factors. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.53-53, almost unchanged from ...

Apr 26, 2013

Dollar dips ahead of key events

The dollar fell below ¥99.30 in Tokyo on Thursday as profit-taking intensified ahead of major economic events Friday. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥99.20-24, down from ¥99.50-50 at the same time Wednesday. The euro stood at $1.3031-3032, up from $1.2991-2994, and ...