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Japan April consumer prices post biggest jump in over 7 years

TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer inflation in April rose above the central bank's 2% target, hitting a more than seven-year high as increases in energy and commodity costs are c...

Tokyo consumer prices rise at fastest pace in 7 years

TOKYO, May 6 (Reuters) - Core consumer prices in Tokyo, considered a leading indicator of Japanese price trends, rose 1.9% in April from a year earlier, marking the fastest annual pace in seven years,...

Dollar approaches 20-year highs, Fed meeting in focus

NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - The dollar held just below a 20-year high against a basket of currencies on Monday before an expected Federal Reserve rate hike this week, with traders focused on the poten...

Japan escalates warnings as yen slumps, vows to take 'appropriate action'

Japan will take appropriate action in currency markets as recent moves are "extremely worrying," a finance ministry official said on Thursday, issuing Tokyo's strongest warning yet as th...

Dollar jumps on China growth fears, yen rebounds before BOJ meeting

The dollar hit a two-year high on Tuesday as concerns about slowing growth in China and expectations the Federal Reserve will aggressively hike rates boosted demand for the greenback. The Japanese ...

Yen rises from 20-year trough vs dollar as U.S. yields retreat

NEW YORK, April 20 (Reuters) - The Japanese yen bounced from a fresh two-decade low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan stepped into the market again to defend its ultra-low interest-rate policy, dra...

Global shares gain, oil prices fall as Shanghai locks down

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares are mostly higher and oil prices have fallen after Shanghai went into a nine-day semi-lockdown. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shangha...

Asian shares steady, set for weekly gain in volatile trading

Asian shares were headed for a second successive week of gains on Friday, though trading was choppy amid hawkish U.S. monetary policy, shifts in Chinese economic policy, and ongoing ructions in commod...

Friendless yen faces third straight week of decline

SINGAPORE, March 25 (Reuters) - The yen was headed for its worst week in two years on Friday, pummelled by Japan's rising import costs and low interest rates, while commodity currencies were set f...

Japan's economy rebounds on solid spending, Omicron clouds outlook

Japan's economy rebounded in the final three months of 2021 as falling coronavirus cases helped prop up consumption, though rising raw material costs and a spike in new Omicron variant infections ...

Japan's central bank offers bond purchases to keep rates low

TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan made an offer for unlimited government bond purchases Monday, moving to curb a surge in long-term interest rates in the world's third-largest economy. ...

Japan's inflation hovers around 2-year high, BOJ flags price pressure

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.5% in December from a year earlier, increasing for a second month in a row at the fastest pace in nearly two years in a sign of broadening inflationary pressure...

Asia shares mostly higher after US holiday; BOJ stands pat

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday in the absence of big market-moving news following a national holiday in the U.S. The Bank of Japan wrapped up a two-day policy ...

Bank of Japan governor says inflation likely to gradually accelerate

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that consumer inflation was expected to gradually accelerate on rising energy costs and an expected increase in demand driven by a moderate eco...

Japan warns of need for currency stability as yen falls persist

Japan's Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki stressed on Friday the need for currency stability and said he was watching market moves "carefully," in the wake of the yen's recent decline...