Japan's record exports, manufacturing, point to powerhouse economy

Japan's record exports, manufacturing, point to powerhouse economy

According to a survey, Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost 4 yrs.

Jan 24, 2018, 10:08 AM IST

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM Shinzo Abe's wife

The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s wife in her husband`s name. 

Mar 23, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

Yen strengthens as Japan announces stimulus

The Japanese yen rose slightly against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday.

Aug 03, 2016, 04:45 AM IST

Japan strengthens maritime ties with Sri Lanka to counter China

Amid China`s growing assertiveness in the South Asian region, Japan has increased its focus on Sri Lanka by providing assistance to develop Colombo`s maritime capabilities.

Jul 31, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

Dollar edges higher vs euro as central banks weigh policy

The dollar pushed higher on the euro and the yen was stronger.

Jun 15, 2016, 03:25 AM IST

Dollar dips vs yen as Yellen dampens rate hike signal

Less than two weeks ago Yellen said that the US economy was improving enough to support a hike "probably in the coming months."

Jun 07, 2016, 04:15 AM IST

Dollar near 17-month low vs yen after Japan PM's currency comments

Abe told the Wall Street Journal that countries should avoid seeking to weaken their currencies with "arbitrary intervention."

Apr 06, 2016, 06:09 AM IST
Dollar slides to 17-month low vs yen as stocks, oil fall

Dollar slides to 17-month low vs yen as stocks, oil fall

The dollar fell on Tuesday to its weakest against the yen since October 2014 as investors pulled away from riskier assets, pushing shares and oil prices lower as the outlook for U.S. interest rates remained clouded. 

Apr 05, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

US stocks flat ahead of Janet Yellen, jobs data; Nikkei gains

Wall Street stocks finished little changed Monday at the start of a heavy week of US economic news, while Japanese stocks benefited from a fall in the yen.

Mar 29, 2016, 03:33 AM IST
Asia shares scale 7-week peak, commodities on the mend

Asia shares scale 7-week peak, commodities on the mend

Asian shares were bound for a third straight session of gains on Thursday as upbeat data on U.S. jobs and a rally in a range of commodities whetted risk appetites globally.

Mar 03, 2016, 08:37 AM IST

Dollar gains against yen on U.S. data euro, lower in run-up to ECB

The U.S. dollar rebounded against the yen and hit one-month highs against the euro on Tuesday after traders saw the yen`s rally as overextended.

Mar 02, 2016, 03:58 AM IST

Euro, yen surge as commodity currencies sag on China jitters

Investors were anxiously awaiting the yuan fix to see if China`s central bank allowed it to fall yet further.

Jan 08, 2016, 06:47 AM IST

Asia subdued as crude oil flounders, global woes support dollar and yen

dollar and yen drew support from anxiety over global growth and geopolitical risk stemming from Iran-Saudi tensions.

Jan 06, 2016, 06:24 AM IST

Yen extends rally on China, Middle East worries

The yen rose on Tuesday as traders sought safety in the low-risk currency on anxiety about sluggish global growth.

Jan 06, 2016, 02:30 AM IST
China yuan overtakes yen in global payment rankings: SWIFT

China yuan overtakes yen in global payment rankings: SWIFT

China's yuan has overtaken the Japanese yen and moved into fourth place among the world's payments currencies, global transactions organisation SWIFT said today, as Beijing pushes greater international use of its currency.

Oct 06, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

Tokyo shares sink as strong yen hits exporters

Tokyo shares tumbled Monday as a stronger yen dragged on major exporters while sentiment was also soured by news that most listings on the Topix had gone ex-dividend.

Sep 28, 2015, 14:20 PM IST
US dollar traded mixed

US dollar traded mixed

The PPI report indicated relatively low inflation level, therefore lowering market expectation for an interest-rate hike as early as this month.

Sep 12, 2015, 09:49 AM IST

Dollar up on rate hike hopes, baht falls after Bangkok blast

The dollar broadly rose on Tuesday as strong housing data bolstered hopes for a US interest rate hike, while the Thai baht slumped to a fresh six-year low after a deadly Bangkok bombing.

Aug 18, 2015, 11:32 AM IST

Dollar ticks up after falling on US wage report

The euro bought $1.0985 and 136.23 yen, slightly higher than $1.0984 and 136.10 yen in US trade.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:37 AM IST

Dollar rally takes breather in Asia

In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.98 yen against 124.15 yen in New York, where it briefly jumped to 124.50 yen.

Jul 31, 2015, 09:39 AM IST