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European Open: USD/JPY hits a 32-year high and brings 150 within sight

Another day, another handle conquered for USD/JPY. And whilst it flirts with 149 traders are questioning if 150 is up next.

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October 18, 2022 05:13 AM
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European Open: USD/JPY hits a 32-year high and brings 150 within sight

Another day, another handle conquered for USD/JPY. And whilst it flirts with 149 traders are questioning if 150 is up next.

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October 18, 2022 05:13 AM

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BOE folds and intervenes in bond markets; GBP/JPY in 410 pip range

With the BOE and the BOJ intervening over the last week, GBP/JPY has been extremely volatile, trading in a range from 164.44 down to 148.79 over that same timeframe.

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September 28, 2022 03:58 PM
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European Open: GBP/JPY taps 166 ahead of UK data dump

The yen was the weakest currency overnight during a mild risk-on session, allowing GBP/JPY to tap 166 ahead of today’s UK data dump at 07:00 BST.

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September 12, 2022 05:32 AM
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Yen in focus ahead of BoJ

As pressure mounts on BoJ to control yields, will we see a surprise policy response or perhaps government intervention?

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European Open: Asia lower, Oversold markets cautiously retrace

Of course, we’ll have to find out if yesterday’s sell off really is ‘oversold’, but the overnight rise for index futures and commodity FX appear to be corrective in nature.

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June 14, 2022 06:40 AM
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Asian Open: Jerome Powell reconfirmed, Russia threatens Finland

More of the same with the Fed as Jerome Powell is confirmed for a second term. The yen rallied on geopolitical concerns as Russia threatened Finland over joining NATO.

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May 13, 2022 12:05 AM
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Bird’s eye view: How much higher can USD/JPY and GBP/JPY go?

With BOJ monetary policy diverging from that of the Fed and the BOE, USD/JPY and GBP/JPY have been on a tear lately.

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March 23, 2022 02:40 PM

European Open: GBP/JPY in focus for UK inflation

UK inflation data kicks of the top tier economic data at 07:00 where an above-forecast print simply piles on more pressure for the BOE to raise rates.

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European Open: Futures rise, US inflation in focus

A few words from Jerome Powell yesterday was all equity bulls needed to get a spring back in their step. But can they maintain that stride through today’s inflation data?

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January 12, 2022 05:29 AM
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European Open: Risk-off trade resumes, WTI below $70

The risk-off tone of last week showed no signs of abating during Asian trade with money flowing into safe haven currencies JPY and CHF.

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December 20, 2021 05:09 AM
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European Open: RBA strike optimistic tone, GBP/JPY bounce underway

The RBA have taken the Omicron variant in their stride and seem optimistic over their economic outlook. Just don’t expect them t get hawkish any time soon.

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Risk-off in stocks flows into safe haven currencies

The Swiss Franc and the Japanese Yen are considered safe haven currencies

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December 1, 2021 11:41 PM

GBP/JPY drops to support amid Brexit stalemate and CPI miss

The British pound was the weakest major currency yesterday on the back of reports that there was no agreement on a customs union between Labour and Conservatives. It fell further this morning in reaction to the latest consumer inflation data.

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April 17, 2019 08:48 AM

Brexit Update: Pound Drops After MPs Reject Alternative Options

So, the UK parliament couldn’t find a consensus on Brexit last night after MPs voted on eight different options and – lo and behold – there was majority for absolutely none of them.

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March 28, 2019 07:27 AM

Brexit Update: Resignation Talk of Tory MPs Halts GBP Rally

Rumours are circulating that 3 Conservative lawmakers are to follow the 7 Labour MPs and defect to the Independent Group later today.

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February 20, 2019 06:03 AM

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Brexit: May Unveils Plan B, Market Shrugs

As my colleague Fawad Razaqzada noted earlier this morning, markets were relatively dull heading into the day’s marquee event, the release of UK PM Theresa May’s “Plan B” Brexit bill. Unfortunately, the “new” proposal did little to shake things up.

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January 21, 2019 12:51 PM

PM faces confidence vote after Brexit deal rejected in historic defeat

If the government loses the no confidence vote then an early general election will be called. But rebel Tory MPs and the DUP are both expected to come back on side and back the government, meaning Theresa May is likely to survive.

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January 16, 2019 06:23 AM

GBP/JPY arrives at critical juncture as Brexit vote looms

Next week’s major market risk event is most likely to be the UK parliament’s so-called “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union at the back end of last year.

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January 11, 2019 07:13 AM

BREXIT: How to trade GBP with meaningful vote just a week away?

A week from today we will finally have the “meaningful vote,” when UK’s parliament will decide whether to approve the Brexit deal which Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union at the back end of last year.

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January 8, 2019 01:31 PM

Brexit update: PM May faces confidence vote

The pound initially fell on the back of the inevitable news that the UK Prime Minster was facing a vote of confidence this evening. However, Sterling then rebounded as several ministers came out and voiced their support for Theresa May.

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December 12, 2018 05:10 AM

BREXIT: Disaster for PM May as Raab among several ministers to quit

The handling of the whole Brexit process by the UK government has frankly been a total disaster, to put it nicely. Today saw several more ministers resign, this time over the Draft Withdrawal Agreement from the EU which was secured last night.

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November 15, 2018 05:48 AM