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Dollar gains as oil slide stirs disinflation fears

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.

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Toyota recalls more cars for dangerous Takata air bags 10:28am GMT

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.

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Japan bond yield goes negative as BOJ faces oil threat 9:53am GMT

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.

UPDATE 2-Japan bond yield turns negative as BOJ purchases slash supply 9:47am GMT

* Negative yields may spread to longer maturities in long run (Adds BOJ's tweak in operation, analyst comments, bullets)

BOJ says will cut short-term December bond-buying to improve supply 8:28am GMT

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.

Japan megabanks pushed by regulator to share project financing with regional lenders 6:48am GMT

* FSA keen for megabanks to help regional banks diversify assets