NEW YORK - The dollar gained on Friday as sliding oil prices stirred disinflation fears in the euro zone and Japan, while investors also looked ahead to a heavy week of central bank meetings and the U.S. monthly employment report.
Recent Japan News
TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.
TOKYO - Japanese government bonds traded at a negative yield for the first time ever on Friday, thanks to the Bank of Japan's massive asset-purchase scheme as it seeks to stoke inflation and revive an economy that slipped into recession in the third-quarter.
* Negative yields may spread to longer maturities in long run (Adds BOJ's tweak in operation, analyst comments, bullets)
TOKYO, Nov 28 - The Bank of Japan said on Friday it will scale back buying of short-term Japanese government bonds at its first debt purchasing operation in December as a supply shortage resulting from its monetary expansion drive takes hold.
* FSA keen for megabanks to help regional banks diversify assets