The dollar rose above 111 yen Tuesday, from 110.92 yen Monday in NY.
The European Commission said consumer confidence in the 19 euro zone countries in January rose to 1.3 points from 0.5 point in December, well above the market consensus of a rise to 0.6.
The yen slipped on Tuesday after comments from the Bank of Japan chief quelled speculation the central bank would follow other central banks in scaling back monetary stimulus, while the dollar recovered losses after the USA government's shutdown ended.
The bank will purchase government bonds so that the yield of 10-year JGBs will remain at around zero percent. This gauge was at 0.3 percent in November.
The yen's rise after the Bank of Japan kept policy unchanged reinforces Bloomberg Economics' view that Kuroda's main task Tuesday is to damp expectations for near-term tightening.
Latin American currencies weakened on concerns over potential USA protectionism.
The British pound GBP= pushed above the $1.40 mark, extending a rally in which growing optimism about the United Kingdom economy and protracted dollar weakness have trumped worries about the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union.
It is benefiting from both upbeat United Kingdom domestic data and hopes of a favorable post-Brexit deal with the EU.
"Sterling is benefiting from the broad dollar weakness story and the recent data has been mildly supportive", said Thomas Flury, head of FX strategies, UBS Wealth Management, Chief Investment Office. Japan's Nikkei was 0.45 percent higher.
"Inflation expectations are moving sideways recently", the BOJ said in a quarterly report, offering a more optimistic view than three months ago when it said they were moving on a weak note.
That helped the Japanese currency reverse its earlier gains to ￥110.55 per dollar, which put it within sight of last week's four-month low of ￥110.19, after the central bank maintained its policy and its economic and price projections.
The upshot is that the economist expects BoJ to leave both its policy rate as well as its 10-year yield target unchanged at least until the dust has settled from next year's sales tax hike.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by healthy economic growth as well as supply restraint by a group of exporters around OPEC and Russian Federation.
Australian stocks climbed 0.7 percent and South Korea's KOSPI added 0.5 percent.
Lifted by a wavering dollar, USA crude oil futures rose 0.45 percent to $63.85 per barrel.
While it was a widely telegraphed move created to stop virtual coins from being used for money laundering and other crimes, the step also underscored authorities' intent to close down avenues for spurious speculation.
Le Guin, a longtime Portland resident and literary icon who influenced writers worldwide, died Monday at her Portland home . Pacific Northwest writers and institutions figured prominently in the outpouring of condolences on social media.
Simona Halep's road to the Australian Open semifinals hasn't been an easy one. "I have to get my mindset ready for this". The Czech trails in the head-to-head though will fancy her chances if she maintains this level.
Stripe is an Irish technology company that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet. And, lastly, Karlo explained that the hefty transactions fees were another reason for dropping Bitcoin.
The X Prize Foundation statement didn't indicate if it sought from Google another extension of the competition. After extending the deadline for the Lunar XPrize twice already, the tech giant has said it won't do it again.
State police said the unidentified boy was held about 15 minutes after opening fire at 08:00 local time on Tuesday. Among the patients was the 15-year-old boy who did not survive; he was shot in the head, doctors said.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered an investigation and said militant groups were being helped by neighboring countries. The Interior Ministry blamed the extremist Haqqani network, which is based in Pakistan and allied with the Taliban.
A BBC report last week accused police of the extrajudicial killing of a man wrongfully accused in one of the earlier murder cases. Later, Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, heaped praises on Shehbaz Sharif for catching the accused. "Allah b praised.
Oklahoma City's Westbrook was chosen by National Basketball Association head coaches along with 13 other players. But he's still close to that triple-double level this season (24.8 points, 10.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds).
The sources aren't saying if this is a new addition to Apple's lineup, or if it's replacing a model that's now available. The MacBook Air is the only notebook that the company still sells that does not have a retina display.
With Siri News, you'll be able to say " Hey Siri, play the news" and the digital assistant will immediately read the news. Like the Cortana powered Harman Kardon Invoke, there's a display on the top of it where Siri's animations are displayed.
Gasquet , 31, isn't the only player with a miserable head-to-head record against the Swiss, winning just two of their 18 meetings. Fact: " Novak Djokovic played his first two matches during the day, one of them in the blistering summer sun".
The shop doesn't appear to be an official Apple store, so some are assuming it was unlikely the iPhone was new . Taiwan News reports that the security camera footage you see above was shot in China around January 19.
With tickets going for thousands of dollars, Boston police said it will be likely that they'll be duplicated by online scammers. The possibility of the Vikings playing drove prices up as the team advanced through the playoffs.
We're also curious to see whether this model will feature any other exterior details that will set it apart from four-door models. The brand says the new model has been created to pay homage to the original Range Rover , which was launched as a two-door only.
After the first trimester and before viability, a woman has to go to a hospital to speak with a medical doctor. Roadblocks like waiting periods, mandatory counseling and other restrictions reveal a concerted effort.
There's an uncanny timing in Neville being named England women's boss a week after Ryan Giggs was made Wales manager. New England women's manager Phil Neville faces questions about jokes he posted on social media.
Should people take care venturing out at night in a world lit crimson by the bleeding moon above? The first occurred on January 2. This was due to there not being a blue moon in North America - as this is the name given to the second full moon in a month.
With 40% more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play one of the best versions of games. A lot of Xbox One exclusives come out of Microsoft Studios , and this new plan makes playing them incredibly cheap.
This prediction adds to a list previous statements given by Kuo regarding Apple's next move in the industry. MCF Advisors LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $2,060,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Tcw Grp Inc Inc stated it has 1.76 million shares or 0.41% of all its holdings. (NYSE:CF). 318,545 are held by Maple Capital Mgmt. Ltd. now owns 870 shares of the company's stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the period.
Officials of Counter Intelligence (CI) cell in Hyderabad are collecting more information about Qureshi's links with Hyderabad . Qureshi came to extremism through SIMI or the Students Islamic Movement of India. "He lived in Saudi Arabia till June 2017".
The 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card will be available at select retail partners for $59.99 beginning March 20. This essentially means paying for Xbox Game Pass each month is cheaper than buying all of the new releases separately.
Get Out finally gets its dues, with not just one-but FOUR nominations! The 90th Academy Awards presentation will be held March 4. As Entertainment Tonight notes, Rachel's nomination marks the last of any non-gender specific categories to nominate a woman.