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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dollar near five-year high vs yen on hawkish comments from Fed official

The dollar index was little changed at 97.995 and near a three-month high of 98.147 scaled overnight.

Euro slips, bonds bid as Greece drama drags on

The moves were mild, with investors wary of over reacting after having seen so many deadlines come and go with no resolution of the crisis in Greece.

Hyundai Motor falls on weak yen and sales data

Hyundai Motor said after market close on Monday that total sales in May were 389,299 units, down from 416,026 in May 2014.

Asian shares drop, dollar hits 13-year high Vs yen

Asian shares shed gains on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled a 13-year peak against the yen as it rallied on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates this year.

US Dollar soars to 124.25 yen, highest in more than 12 years

The greenback briefly touched 124.25 yen in Tokyo, its highest level since late 2002, before settling back to 124.14 yen.

Dollar near eight-year high against yen

In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.15 yen, compared with 123.09 yen in New York, where it passed the 123.30 yen level at one point, its highest since mid-2007.

Dollar near two-month low ahead of US GDP, Fed policy statement

The dollar index last stood at 96.141. On Tuesday it fell as far as 96.011, reaching a low last seen on March 5.

Dollar soft as hopes for mid-year US rate hike fade

In Tokyo the greenback slipped to 118.89 yen, from 118.99 yen in New York and well off the 119.56 yen earlier Friday in Asia.

Tokyo stocks open 0.49% higher

Tokyo stocks opened 0.49 percent higher on Tuesday with investor sentiment lifted by sharp gains on Wall Street and a weaker yen.

Dollar dented by more weak US data

The greenback was changing hands at 119.00 yen in Tokyo afternoon trading, slightly down from 119.04 yen in New York and well off the 119.33 yen in Tokyo earlier Thursday.

Dollar steady in early Asian trade

The greenback was at 120.35 yen in Tokyo, compared with 120.30 yen in New York late Friday.

Euro slips ahead of Greek debt talks

The single currency eased to $1.0787 and 129.55 yen on Monday from $1.0821 and 129.98 yen in New York on Friday.

Asian markets mostly welcome Fed`s cautious rate talk

Most Asian equity markets outside Japan rallied Thursday after comments by the US Federal Reserve cooled expectations of an early rate hike, while the euro and yen retreated against the dollar after racking up big gains in New York.

Dollar at 3-month peak on yen, Nikkei climbs

A lower yen is generally viewed as positive for Japan`s exports and corporate profits, and the Nikkei added 0.5 percent.