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Japan’s inflation hits a 7.5 year high – but will the BOJ act?

Inflation continues to rise in Japan, albeit at a much slower pace than its peers. But we don’t expect a rate hike any time soon.

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The yen falls with soft industrial output, USD/JPY eyes 129

Weak industrial data for Japan, hawkish comments from the Fed’s Waller and increased appetite for risk has seen the yen weaken in today’s Asian session.

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May 30, 2022 09:00 PM
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USD/JPY Testing Key Resistance at 108.10 Following Another $1T+ Japanese Stimulus Package

During today’s Asian session, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet approved another ¥117T (USD $1.1T) stimulus package...

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May 27, 2020 07:19 AM

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Japan: Trillions of yens

The Japanese government is said to finalize a fresh Y100 trillion coronavirus relief package.

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May 24, 2020 10:35 PM
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Japan: Better machinery orders than expected

Japan's core machinery orders slid only 0.4% on month in March. Balance of Trade will be released tomorrow.

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May 19, 2020 09:51 PM
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BoJ may take additional easing measures

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda declared he will not hesitate to take additional easing measures if necessary.

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May 13, 2020 09:53 PM
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Falling Japanese Sales

Japan is suffering from social distancing measures as Japanese Nationwide Department Sales fell 33.4%

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April 23, 2020 11:08 PM
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For What It’s Worth, BOJ is Ready to Go Next Week

Although the BOJ is ready to provide more stimulus, it’s not likely to have an affect on yen.

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CAD/JPY: “Ground Zero” for Coronavirus and the Oil War

The value of the entire Canadian economy has fallen by more than 10% against Japan’s in a little over two weeks

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Japan Economic Data will be Watched by “Everyone”

If the data is poor again, we may see more Japanese official buying.

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February 27, 2020 10:58 AM
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Worries of Coronavirus Plague World Markets

With new Coronavirus cases in Italy, fears are spreading that the virus may move further into Europe.

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Where does the Bid End for USD/JPY?

USD/JPY is up over 200 pips since Tuesday, crossing above 112.00 during European hours.

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February 20, 2020 01:46 AM
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JPY on the Move

Look for confirmation in other correlated asset classes to determine if the move is “real”.

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February 19, 2020 05:32 AM
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USD/JPY Unaffected by Terrible GDP

The GDP data out of Japan earlier during Asian hours was nothing short of awful.

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February 17, 2020 09:06 AM

Yen Demand Subsides And Key Levels Hold (For Now)

Whilst tensions can flare again at any moment, here are three yen pairs worth keeping an eye on from a technical standpoint.

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January 6, 2020 05:10 PM

BOJ Preview: Expectations, Forward Returns And Some Charts! | USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, NZD/JPY

With action finally expected from BOJ, it should create volatility for traders regardless of whether they act or not.

October 29, 2019 07:22 PM

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S&P500 Eyes Record Highs, Nikkei Appears Less Confident

Trade tensions are thawing, Trump and Xi are besties again, and risk appetite is being allowed to blossom as a result.

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September 12, 2019 12:05 AM

The Yield Spread Albatross Around USD/JPY's Neck

While there are other factors at play, the current yield spread is more indicative of a USD/JPY rate near the December “flash crash” lows in the 105.00 range than the current level around 108.00...

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June 4, 2019 05:21 AM