Dollar edges down versus yen after Bank of Japan tankan

April 1, 2015 12:41 AM

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Dollar edges down versus yen after Bank of Japan tankan

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment.

Confidence among big Japanese manufacturers held steady at plus 12 in the three months to March, falling short of economists' expectations that it would rise to 14. Moreover, it was expected to worsen slightly ahead, the quarterly BOJ survey showed.

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