Sep 19, 2014

Dollar hits new six-year high above ¥109

The dollar jumped to a new six-year high above ¥109 in Tokyo trading on Friday as investors were relieved to learn that Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.09-10, up from ¥108.54-55 at the same ...

Exports rebound in boost for Abe's policies

Aug 20, 2014

Exports rebound in boost for Abe's policies

Japan’s exports rose more than forecast in July, bouncing back from two straight declines to support an economy that contracted last quarter by the most since the period immediately following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Overseas shipments rose 3.9 percent from ...

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 28, 2014

Dollar stuck slightly above ¥102

The dollar was stuck at levels slightly above ¥102 in Tokyo trading Monday for lack of market-moving factors ahead of Golden Week on Tuesday. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥102.20-22, against ¥102.27-28 at the same time on Friday. The euro stood ...

Apr 7, 2014

Dollar easier near ¥103 in Tokyo

The dollar fell to levels slightly above ¥103 in Tokyo Monday, as stock markets in and outside Japan skidded after the announcement of U.S. jobs data on Friday. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥103.11-12, down from ¥103.¥90-90 at the same time ...