Tag Archives: Yen


Stocks and oil fall, yen rallies as Trump threatens to further escalate Chi...

08 August, 2019 1:36 am 1:36 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks and oil prices fell sharply on Friday while traditional safe havens rose after US President Donald Trump threatened to further escalate his trade war with China “this afternoon,” following a new round of retaliatory tariffs from Beijing. Earlier on Friday China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement it would impose … Read More

Yen weakens but moves capped by global growth worries

01 January, 2019 9:28 am 9:28 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The safe-haven yen weakened versus the dollar on Friday on hopes upcoming US-China trade talks would make some progress, but broader market confidence remained weak amid worries over slowing global growth. Market sentiment perked up after China confirmed that trade talks with the United States will be held at the vice ministerial … Read More

Asian stocks slide, investors rush to yen and bonds

12 December, 2018 9:41 am 9:41 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global stocks were sailing into Christmas on a sea of red on Friday, as the threat of a US government shutdown and of further hikes in US borrowing costs inflamed investor unease over the economic outlook. The S&P 500 .SPX was heading for its worst quarter since the dark days of late … Read More

Dollar steady, yen at October highs after US stocks slide

10 October, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar was steady against a basket of currencies on Thursday after spooked investors drove US stocks to their worst fall in nearly eight months overnight. The dollar index , a gauge of its value against six major currencies, fell 0.11 percent to 95.407 on Thursday, after hitting a high of … Read More

Dollar slips, yen strengthens on Trump’s Fed criticism

08 August, 2018 8:47 am 8:47 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar slipped against the yen and a basket of major peers on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said he was “not thrilled” with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates. The dollar was also soft as investors pulled out of the safe-haven currency ahead of anticipated talks this … Read More

Yen slips from two-week high after North Korea says still open to talks wit...

05 May, 2018 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The yen stepped back from a two-week high against the dollar on Friday when North Korea said it was open to resolving issues with the United States after US President Donald Trump called off a June summit with its leader, Kim Jong Un. Although the yen and the safe-haven Swiss franc had … Read More