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Hideyuki Sano

RPT-Japan's love of foreign insurance, a yen headwind, set to wane

13 Aug 2019

* Dollar, A$ insurance big hit due to low domestic interest rates

Japan's love of foreign insurance, a yen headwind, set to wane

12 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's craze for overseas insurance products, driven by a need for better yield than the near-zero ones at home, has been a long-standing headwind for the yen as domestic insurers bought foreign bonds.

JGB yields sink to 3-year lows even as BOJ cuts buying long-dated bonds

09 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 9 Japanese government bond prices gained sharply on Friday, with yields hitting three-year lows, on broad concerns about the U.S.-China trade war, even as the Bank of Japan cut its purchase of long-dated bonds to deter excessive falls in yields.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks turn lower on lingering trade war fears, yuan slips

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO/HONG KONG, Aug 7 Shares in Asia fell for an eighth straight session on Wednesday on lingering worries over the escalating U.S.-China trade war, but losses and nerves were soothed somewhat by White House assurances that it wants to press ahead with negotiations.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Fragile calm returns to stock markets as yuan steadies

07 Aug 2019

* Asian stocks on course to post first gains in nine sessions

Japanese stocks hit 7-month low as U.S.-China tensions rise

06 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 6 Japanese shares plummeted on Tuesday to their lowest since early January, spooked by the spectre of a full-blown economic war between the United States and China after Washington designated China a currency manipulator.

FOREX-Yuan hits 11-yr low, breaks 7 per dlr, as trade war intensifies

05 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 5 China's yuan tumbled more than 1% to 11-year lows on Monday amid mounting fears over a sharp escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, sparking a sell-off in other currencies in the region.

JGB yields slide as yuan slumps; 10-year yield hits lower end of BOJ target

05 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 5 Japanese government bond yields slid on Monday as a sharp fall in the Chinese yuan heightened worries about the fallout from the China-U.S. trade war and triggered a stampede into the safety of bonds.

FOREX-Yuan sinks past 7/dlr to over decade low as trade tensions heat up

05 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 5 China's yuan tumbled more than 1% on Monday to 11-year lows on mounting fears over a sharp escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, sparking a sell-off in other currencies in the region.

FOREX-Offshore yuan falls to record low, yen firm on intensifying trade frictions

05 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 5 The offshore Chinese yuan fell to its weakest level on record on Monday while the Australian dollar flirted with this year's lows on concerns over a sharp escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war.

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