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 ...

Jan 30, 2014

Fukoku also warns of wilting yen

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s weakening of the yen through stimulus measures may be in danger of becoming too much of a good thing, according to Fukoku Capital Management Inc. “There’s the potential for a bad kind of yen depreciation if the Bank of Japan ...

Jan 30, 2014

Japan Inc. profit boom masks fading export gains from yen

Soaring profits among Japanese manufacturers are masking weakness in exports as the yen’s slide against the dollar fails to deliver the boost seen after previous bouts of currency depreciation. Export volumes fell 1.5 percent in 2013 from the previous year, Finance Ministry data show, ...

Fear of slowing growth pushes down global markets

Jan 25, 2014

Fear of slowing growth pushes down global markets

Fear is back in the U.S. stock market. Investors are worried about slower economic growth in China, a gloomier outlook for U.S. corporate profits and an end to easy money policies in the United States and Europe. They’re also fretting over country-specific troubles around ...

Jul 8, 2013

Mergers at nine-year low amid yen volatility

Japanese companies made fewer acquisitions during the calendar first half than they have in a decade as buying interest was cooled by the yen’s volatility. The number of deals announced in the first six months of 2013 was 997, with a total value of ...