Dollar Touched the Lowest Point Against Yen in 17 Months on Monday

Japanese yen surged against dollar on Monday. Speculation from non-Japanese short-term currency players pushed the currency to the highest point against dollar.

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Japan's banking woes may hit global markets

The turbulent situation Japan's banking sector is likely to impact global markets. A leading hedge fund manager says that collapse in the Japan's banking industry blindsides the market, while shrugging off any possibility of banking crisis in the world's third largest economy.

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Canon, Biggest Contender for Toshiba Medical Unit, Offers $6.2 Billion

It's a race for Toshiba Medical Unit between Canon, Fujifilm Holdings, Konica Minolta and Permira Holdings. Nikkei said Canon has the highest bid amounting to $6.2 billion. Whoever the winner is, will be decided on Wednesday.

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Dollar Rate Increases Following Positive Outlook in US Economy After Faltering Against Yen

G-20 summit has been concluded with no major surprising outcome. Lack of strong commitments has helped Yen to gain some value against US dollar. However, on Monday, US dollar has regained some value. The appreciation has been analyzed as an outcome of positive US data which in turn is the consequence of Fed rate hiking.

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Yen against euro may soar further in price swings

Forecasts about price swings in Yen against the euro are becoming stronger as investors bet that Bank of Japan (BoJ) will also make dovish rhetoric to match European Central Bank (ECB).

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Land of rising sun warms up to investors

Despite down 12.7 percent from the 52-week high of 20,952.71 points, Japan's Nikkei offered 27.89 percent return for 2015 so far and the last two sessions of the previous week further indicated the upward momentum in the market.

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Wall Street gains propel Asian indices up; China markets reopen on positive note

Taking cues from the overnight gains on Wall Street, Asian markets moved upwards marginally on Thursday. The reopening of trading in Chinese markets after a long-week holiday streak also infused fresh interest into the market.

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Japan's 0.4% deflated economy, assault to 'Abenomics'

Japan's economy has been facing tough times when its economy began to contract by 0.4% in the year's second quarter. It was an official data shown on Monday emphasizing how the prime minister's 'Abenomics' growth program doesn't work.

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BOJ's Kuroda backpedals on yen warning, says weakness not so harmful

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the yen's current weakness was not inflicting severe pain on the economy, toning down an earlier warning to markets against pushing the currency too far down.

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Yen soars after Bank of Japan's Kuroda says currency already 'very weak'

The yen surged to a two-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, after the head of the Bank of Japan said the currency was unlikely to fall further because it was already "very weak", prompting investors to trim huge bets against the yen.

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Dollar shines as jobs report supports case for Fed hike in Sept

The dollar held firm in early Asia on Monday, trading near 13-year highs against the yen after strong U.S. employment data bolstered expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve before year-end.

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All eyes on Fed as dollar halt reaches seven weeks

The dollar steadied in the lower half of an increasingly intransigent range on Monday, after sliding late last week following another round of disappointing U.S. economic data.

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Euro hits two-week high on German IFO, Greek hopes

The euro hit a two-week high against a soft dollar on Friday, supported by a rise in a key German business sentiment survey and hopes that cash-strapped Greece was making tentative progress toward securing fresh funding.

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Kuroda says markets could be caught unready if BOJ succeeds on inflation

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Sunday that financial markets "could be surprised" if the central bank hits its 2-percent inflation target in 2016 and interest rates in Japan start to rise as a result.

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Japan PM adviser Hamada says dollar at Y120 acceptable

The yen is fairly valued around current levels, a key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday, a day after comments he made were taken to mean the yen was too weak.

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