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Japan’s Inflation is doing its thing, but don’t expect the BOJ to act

Inflation rose to an 8-year high (or a 31-year high if we look past tax-hike impacts), yet its unlikely to see the BOJ shift from their ultra-dovish policy this week.

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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 31, 2022 03:00 AM

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Can global indices shake off last week’s losses on Biden-Putin Summit?

US equity index futures rallied on Monday following reports that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin agreed ‘in principle’ to hold a summit.

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Omicron, Apple, Tapering - What next for the Nikkei?

The reappointment of Fed Chair Powell two weeks ago was meant to be about keeping the status quo. A move that removed uncertainty, to allow risk assets to carry on their rally into year-end.

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December 2, 2021 04:54 AM
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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 01:19 PM
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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 25, 2020 04:35 AM
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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 20, 2020 03:51 AM
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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 14, 2020 03:53 AM
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Short Term Outlook of Nikkei Index: Trading Within The Rising Wedge

The Nikkei Index opened lower and fell around 2% on Friday, following the drop of the U.S. market last night.....

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May 1, 2020 01:42 AM
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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 24, 2020 05:08 AM
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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 04:58 PM
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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 07:46 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 11:32 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 03:06 PM

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 11:10 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 30, 2019 12:22 AM

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 06:05 AM