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Dollar hits six-year high against yen in Asia

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The dollar soared to a near six-year high against the yen Friday on upbeat expectations for US jobs data, while the euro sank after the European Central Bank launched a surprise round of monetary easing.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open down 0.32 percent

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Asian stocks inched down Thursday after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested US interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets were anticipating.  AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 0.32 percent lower on Friday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street and as the yen inched higher on upbeat data that showed Japan’s bid to reach lasting inflation was gathering steam.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar firms in Asia after US growth data

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The dollar rose in Asia Friday following better-than-forecast US growth figures, which also eased concerns about emerging markets after a heavy sell-off this week.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US dollar trade near five-year high against yen

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The US dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen in thin Asian trade Thursday as investors began the new year with renewed optimism about the US economy.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar up against yen on hopes for US debt talks

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The dollar rose against the yen in Asia Friday on optimism that talks between President Barack Obama and Republicans will end in a deal to raise the US debt ceiling before the government runs out of money.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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