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Nov 9, 2015

Sompo Japan plans to reduce foreign currency exposure in Oct-March

TOKYO, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance
plans to reduce exposure to foreign currency assets in the six
months to March as it sees limited scope for further yen
weakness, an official in charge of investment planning said on
Monday.

The insurance firm, a core company of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa
Holdings, instead plans to increase its holdings of
currency-hedged foreign bonds as an alternative to low-yielding
domestic bonds, the official said.

Nov 6, 2015

Dollar hovers near 3-mth high, U.S. jobs awaited for rate clues

TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The dollar held firm on Friday with
investors on tenterhooks over whether upcoming U.S. jobs data
will be strong enough to cement rising expectations of a Federal
Reserve interest rate hike next month.

The dollar index treaded water at 97.927, keeping in
close reach of a three-month high of 98.135 struck
on Thursday.

Nov 6, 2015

Dollar holds near three-month high as U.S. jobs data seen setting tone for Fed rate hike

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm on Friday with investors on tenterhooks to see whether upcoming U.S. job data will be strong enough to cement rising expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month.

The dollar index .DXY on Thursday rose to a three-month high of 98.135 .DXY =USD, edging near its August peak of 98.334. It last stood at 97.963.

Nov 6, 2015

Dollar holds near 3-mth high as US jobs data seen setting tone for Fed rate hike

TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The dollar held firm on Friday with
investors on tenterhooks to see whether upcoming U.S. job data
will be strong enough to cement rising expectations of a Federal
Reserve interest rate hike next month.

The dollar index on Thursday rose to a three-month
high of 98.135 , edging near its August peak of
98.334. It last stood at 97.963.

Nov 5, 2015

Asia shares falter as Fed officials say December liftoff possible

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a December interest rate hike in the United States is a “live possibility”, sending short-term U.S. bond yields to 4-1/2-year highs and pushing the dollar broadly up.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent, led by 1.2 percent fall in Australian shares.

Nov 4, 2015

Japan Post firms make bumper debut after $12 bln triple IPO

TOKYO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Japan Post Holdings and its two
financial units burst out of the gate with gains of 16 to 33
percent on debut on Wednesday, after the government raised $12
billion from the triple IPO in Japan’s biggest privatisation
since 1987.

The listing of the national postal and savings giant is a
key step in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambitions to kick-start
Japan’s sluggish economy by encouraging risk-averse households
to invest or spend more of their low-yielding bank deposits.

Nov 2, 2015

Asian shares slide as soft China surveys, U.S. data sap risk appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slid to their lowest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, as profit taking set in after soft Chinese factory surveys and U.S. consumer spending data raised concerns over the global economic outlook.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS fell as much as 0.7 percent, hitting its lowest level since Oct 14. Tokyo’s Nikkei .N225 retreated 2.1 percent.

Oct 29, 2015

Dollar at 2-1/2-month high after Fed brings Dec rate hike into view

TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The dollar held near 2-1/2-month
highs against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the U.S.
Federal Reserve signaled it may raise interest rates in
December, when the European Central Bank is widely expected to
add to its stimulus.

The reaffirmation of a contrasting direction in monetary
policy was enough to boost the dollar index to as
high as 97.818, its highest level since Aug. 10.

Oct 29, 2015

Dollar at two-and-a-half-month high after Fed keeps December rate hike on agenda

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar stood near a 2 1/2-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left the door open for a rate hike in December, when the European Central Bank is widely expected to add to its stimulus.

The fresh confirmation of a contrasting direction in monetary policy was enough to boost the dollar index .DXY =USD to as high as 97.818, its highest level since Aug. 10.

Oct 29, 2015

Dollar at 2-1/2-month high after Fed keeps Dec rate hike on agenda

TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The dollar stood near a 2
1/2-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after
the U.S. Federal Reserve left the door open for a rate hike in
December, when the European Central Bank is widely expected to
add to its stimulus.

The fresh confirmation of a contrasting direction in
monetary policy was enough to boost the dollar index
to as high as 97.818, its highest level since Aug. 10.