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The dollar rose above 108.60 in Tokyo trading Thursday as a risk-off mood receded thanks to a stock market rise and continued hopes for the signing of a U.S.-China trade …

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The dollar fell below 108.40 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, as investors increasingly became risk-averse amid rekindled concerns over Britains possible exit from the European Union without any deal. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.37-37, down from 108.56-56 at the same time Monday. The …

Nikkei hits one-year high on hopes for U.S.-China trade deal

Tokyo stocks gained further ground Wednesday amid renewed hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks, sending the key Nikkei average to a fresh one-year high. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 76.48 points, or 0.34 percent, to end at 22,625.38, the highest closing since October 18, …

The dollar weakened to levels around 108.50 in sluggish Tokyo trading Monday. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.56-56, down from 108.64-64 at the same time Friday. The euro was at 1.1163-1164, up from 1.1124-1124, and at 121.20-21, up from 120.86-86. The dollar fell close …

Tokyo stocks rise moderately as hopes grow for U.S.-China deal

Tokyo stocks gained moderate ground Monday on buying induced by a rosier prospect for U.S.-China trade talks. The Nikkei 225 average rose 56.22 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at a fresh year-to-date high of 22,548.90. The key market gauge advanced 40.82 points Friday. The Topix, …

Dollar weaker below 108.70 in late Tokyo trading

The dollar was weaker below 108.70 in Tokyo trading late Friday, with investors retreating to the sidelines to see developments over Britains exit from the European Union. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.64-64, down from 108.83-84 at the same time Thursday. The euro …

Tokyo stocks see mixed close amid thin trading

Tokyo stocks saw a mixed close amid thin trading on Friday, with investors retreating to the sidelines ahead of the weekend. The benchmark Nikkei average of 225 major issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 40.82 points, or 0.18 percent, to end at 22,492.68, the …

The dollar rose modestly to top 108.80 in Tokyo trading Thursday amid lingering optimism over a Brexit deal between the U.K. and the European Union. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.83-84, up from 108.65-65 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at …

Tokyo stocks turned lower Thursday, hit by selling to lock in profits. The 225 issue Nikkei average fell 21.06 points, or 0.09 percent, to end at 22,451.86, snapping its four-session winning streak. The key market gauge jumped 265.71 points Wednesday. The Topix index of all issues …

The dollar advanced to around 108.70 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, reflecting unabated risk appetite among investors. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 108.65-65, up from 108.34-35 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at 1.1035-1035, up from 1.1020-1021, and at 119.89-90, up from …

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