U.S. places China, Japan, German on new FX 'monitoring list - Bloomberg Apr 29, 2016 04:01PM

U.S. places China, Japan, German on new FX 'monitoring list,' according to Bloomberg.

Yen posts biggest weekly gain since 2008, stocks slip Apr 28, 2016 08:36PM

By Herbert Lash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and on Wall Street headed lower as earnings disappointed.

Major European stock indexes closed down more than 2 percent, but U.S. equities pared some losses by the close after being down as much as 1 percent.

The yen posted its biggest weekly gain since... (continue reading...)

Dollar set to post worst week vs yen since 2008 Apr 28, 2016 07:38PM

By Sam Forgione

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro.

The dollar was last down 1.27 percent against the yen at 106.71 yen on Friday, near an 18-month low of 106.67 touched earlier in the U.S. session. The greenback... (continue reading...)

Greek deal closer, euro zone finance ministers to meet May 9 Apr 28, 2016 05:40PM

By Jan Strupczewski and Francesco Guarascio

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece and its international lenders are close to a deal on a package of bailout reforms and are working to agree further contingency steps by May 9 when an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers will be held in Brussels, EU officials said on Thursday.

Talks between Greece and its lenders have almost reached a conclusion on reforms agreed within the current bailout... (continue reading...)

Yen soars, stocks slump as BOJ holds policy, pushes back inflation target Apr 27, 2016 11:13PM

By Leika Kihara and Stanley White

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome rise in the yen and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery.

The yen surged the most against the dollar and the euro in nearly six years as the decision caught investors off guard, while the Nikkei share average... (continue reading...)

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