| Feb 8, 2016

Dollar rises above ¥117 in Tokyo

The dollar topped ¥117 in Tokyo trading on Monday, lifted by a rebound in Tokyo stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥117.31-31, up from ¥116.81-81 at the same time Friday. The euro was at $1.1137-1137, down from $1.1194-1194, and at ¥130.65-66, ...

| Feb 5, 2016

Nikkei closes below 17,000 on higher yen

Stocks retreated for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing below 17,000 for the first time in almost two weeks, pressured by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei slumped 225.40 points, or 1.32 percent, to ...

Feb 3, 2016

BOJ will look into media report foreshadowing negative rates

The Bank of Japan will look into a media report that said the BOJ board was discussing a negative interest rate policy just minutes before it surprised observers with the announcement. “We’ll start by examining the situation carefully, including the possibility that it was ...

| Jan 27, 2016

Dollar solid above ¥118 in Tokyo

The dollar rose back above ¥118 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, pushed up chiefly by surges in Tokyo and U.S. stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.24-25, up from ¥117.76-77 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0869-0870, edging ...

| Jan 25, 2016

Dollar top-heavy around ¥118.50

The dollar gave up earlier gains to move around ¥118.50 in Tokyo trading late Monday, amid a wait-and-see mood before key monetary policy meetings this week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.56-56, up from ¥118.07-08 at the same time Friday. The euro ...