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Sep 30, 2014

Japan fund managers cut global stock weighting on geopolitical risks

TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Japanese fund managers cut the
proportion of shares in their model portfolio allocations in
September as they grew wary of geopolitical risks and uncertain
economic outlooks at home, in Europe and in China.

The survey of seven Japan-based fund managers, polled
between Sept. 16 and 24, also showed they increased their
allocations of bonds, as major economies face no inflationary
pressures.

Sep 29, 2014

Asian stocks hit four-month lows as HK seethes, dollar shines

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks stumbled to a four-month low on Monday as political unrest in Hong Kong rattled investors, while the U.S. dollar basked in the afterglow of data showing the world’s biggest economy on a strong footing.

Hong Kong shares dropped 2.3 percent to three-month lows in the worst unrest since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago. In Europe, shares prices are expected to rise in sympathy with the rebound in U.S. stocks on Friday following upbeat revised second quarter U.S. growth figures.

Sep 29, 2014

Asian stocks on edge as HK seethes, U.S. dollar shines

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar hit a four-year peak against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday, bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off Friday’s Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong shares dropped 2.3 percent to three-month lows in the worst unrest since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago.

Sep 29, 2014

Dollar hits four year high, Asian stocks on edge as Hong Kong seethes

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar hit a four-year peak against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday, bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off Friday’s Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in Hong Kong.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dropped 0.4 percent, hitting a 20-week low.

Sep 29, 2014

Dollar hits four-year high, Asian stocks on edge as HK seethes

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar hit a four-year peak against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday, bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off Friday’s Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in Hong Kong.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent, hitting a 20-week low.

Sep 29, 2014

Dollar hits 4-yr high, Asian stocks on edge as HK seethes

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The dollar hit a four-year peak
against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday,
bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off
Friday’s Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in
Hong Kong.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
dropped 0.4 percent, hitting a 20-week low.

Sep 26, 2014

Dollar rebounds vs yen after Japan says GPIF reform on track

TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The dollar pared earlier losses
and gained against the yen on Friday after Japan’s welfare
minister said reforms for the country’s giant pension fund would
continue as planned.

The greenback also held near a four-year high against a
basket of major currencies, and further gains looked likely for
the U.S. currency as it boasted its the biggest yield advantage
over the euro in 15 years.

Sep 26, 2014

Dollar holds near four-year highs as yield advantage lures funds

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held near a four-year high against a basket of major currencies on Friday, and further gains looked likely for the U.S. currency as it boasted its the biggest yield advantage over the euro in 15 years.

The dollar index is on track for its 11th successive weekly rise, a feat it hasn’t achieved in four decades, as investors prepare for an eventual rate hike in the United States after the Federal Reserve wraps up its massive stimulus program next month.

Sep 26, 2014

Dollar holds near 4-year highs as yield advantage lures funds

TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The dollar held near a four-year
high against a basket of major currencies on Friday, and further
gains looked likely for the U.S. currency as it boasted its the
biggest yield advantage over the euro in 15 years.

The dollar index is on track for its 11th successive weekly
rise, a feat it hasn’t achieved in four decades, as investors
prepare for an eventual rate hike in the United States after the
Federal Reserve wraps up its massive stimulus program next
month.

Sep 19, 2014

Sterling in box seat as Scottish voters reject independence

TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Sterling jumped to a two-week
high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro
on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected
independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United
Kingdom.

Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat
over his bid to win independence, ending a few weeks of
uncertainties that gripped financial markets.