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japanese yen

Yen Falls to 2008 Low as Yield Outlooks Diverge; Aussie Declines

The yen fell to a five-year low versus the dollar as the yield difference between Treasuries and Japanese bonds approached the widest since April 2011 amid investors speculation on the timing of a cut in U.S. stimulus.

yen surges past 94 per dollar on flow data, world growth concern

the yen surged, strengthening beyond 94 per dollar for the first time in two months, as japanese investors cut holdings of overseas bonds and stocks for a fourth week and the world bank lowered its global-growth forecast.

yen climbs broadly; euro remains weighed by draghi

new york (reuters) - the yen jumped on friday after japan's finance minister said the currency's recent drop had gone too far, too fast and doubts crept in about whether the next governor of the bank of japan will ease policy aggressively.

the yen, which fell to its low against the euro since april 2010 and its lowest against the dollar since may 2010 on wednesday, got a boost from finance minister taro aso's comments that the yen's slide from 78 to 90 per dollar was steeper than intended.

cyprus, german data push euro to 2-week low vs yen

london (reuters) - the euro fell to a two-week low against the yen on friday and struggled to hold gains against the dollar, after german data disappointed and as cyprus raced against time to find a solution to its funding crisis.

aussie touches 2-month high versus kiwi after n.z. retail sales

australia’s dollar touched a two- month high against its new zealand counterpart after retail sales in the smaller nation unexpectedly fell.

the so-called aussie reached the strongest level in a week against the u.s. dollar after reports showed australia’s consumer confidence rose to a 19-month high. demand for both south pacific currencies was limited amid signs that europe’s debt crisis is hampering the region’s recovery.

yen strengthens as lawmaker says party will oppose iwata

the yen rose for the first time in five days against the dollar as an opposition lawmaker said his party will oppose bank of japan (8301) deputy governor nominee kikuo iwata, who the market sees as endorsing monetary policy easing.

yen weakens on boj easing bets, panasonic loss forecast

the yen weakened against all of its 16 major counterparts before the bank of japan (8301) releases minutes tomorrow of its oct. 4-5 meeting amid speculation the central bank will ease monetary policy further.

the japanese currency fell for a third day versus the euro after panasonic corp. (6752) forecast the second-biggest loss in company history, fanning speculation the nation’s trade deficit will worsen. australia’s dollar was near a two-week high after chinese data showed manufacturing improved in the world’s second-largest economy. implied volatility among group-of-seven currencies held near a five-year low.

yen resumes slump as g7 concerns subside ahead of g20 meeting

(reuters) - the yen dropped against the dollar and euro in volatile trade on wednesday, returning to its months-long trajectory, as remarks from russia's deputy finance minister gave investors the green light to start selling the japanese currency again.

yen remains higher as global weakness boosts safety bid

the yen remained higher after its biggest one-day gain in two months against the dollar as signs of global economic weakness increased demand for haven assets.

japan’s currency extended last week’s advance versus the euro as hurricane sandy shut stock markets in the u.s. and before reports tomorrow that may show spain’s gross domestic product shrank and germany’s jobless rate rose. data this week may indicate u.s. unemployment climbed in october.

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