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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 12:13 AM
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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 12:13 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 10:58 AM
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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 12:32 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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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 12, 2022 07:05 PM
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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 10:40 AM
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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 06:41 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 03:48 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 03:27 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 01:03 AM

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 07:51 AM

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 01:23 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 02:13 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 08:31 AM

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 12:10 AM

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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 12:48 AM

Will the BOJ Bring a Trick or a Treat for GBP/JPY?

Kicking off the busy turn-of-the-month week for economic data, the Bank of Japan will conclude its monetary policy meeting early in Wednesday’s Asian session.

GBP/JPY clears key hurdles

Thanks to positive risk sentiment, consistent improvement in UK data and growing optimism over a Brexit deal, the GBP/JPY has risen about 900 pips from its low of just under 140 in mid-August.

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September 20, 2018 07:50 AM

GBP/JPY carving out a bottom?

GBP dumped below 1.3000 in what looked like a mini flash crash. Bizarrely, this came just after the release of solid-looking UK wages data.

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September 11, 2018 05:03 AM

GBP/JPY latest yen pair to break higher

The key themes in the FX markets over the past few days have been (1) dollar strength and (2) yen weakness.

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July 12, 2018 08:38 AM

Pound finds much needed support ahead of BOE

It had fallen viciously for three weeks and the selling gathered pace ever since the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney strongly hinted at the prospects of no interest rate rises this month, owing to weakness in UK data.

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May 9, 2018 04:28 AM