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

October 29, 2018 7:12 PM
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 reverses course after Brexit deal falls short

December 4, 2017 6:47 PM
Early on Monday, the British pound surged after reports surfaced that an initial Brexit deal between the UK and EU was close to being reached.

GBP/JPY surges on higher UK inflation and lower risk aversion ahead of BoE

September 12, 2017 6:18 PM
The British pound surged on Tuesday after a key UK inflation measure in the form of the Consumer Price Index came out at +2.9% year-over-year for August, higher than both the +2.8% expected and the +2.6% reading from the previous month. This higher-than-expected inflation data is likely to prompt a more hawkish stance from the Bank of England when t...

GBP/JPY one to watch amid market risks in the week ahead

August 18, 2017 6:47 PM
On Friday, US equity markets stabilized and began to recover from the sharp plunge in stocks a day earlier. Volatility returned to lower levels and Thursday’s strong demand for safe-haven assets diminished significantly as of mid-day Friday. Heightened market volatility was initially sparked by widespread worries that the Trump Administration’s pro-...

Geopolitical tensions abate, but safe havens remain poised for further potential gains

August 14, 2017 5:52 PM
The intense, threat-filled rhetoric between North Korea and the US that pulled down equity markets and pushed up safe-haven demand last week toned down a notch over the weekend, putting investors at more ease. Senior US officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have appeared to take on a much more di...