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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 02:00 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 03:54 AM

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[Video] USD/JPY: GDP worse than expected

Japan's final readings of first quarter annualized GDP was published at -2.2% on quarter, below the expectations.

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June 8, 2020 04:51 AM

[Video] USD/JPY: Jobless rate is edging up

Japan Jobless rate edged up to 2.6% in April (vs 2.7% expected) from 2.5% in March.

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May 29, 2020 05:15 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 12:19 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 03:35 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 02:51 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 02:53 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 12:42 AM

[Video] USD/JPY: Fall in industrial production

Japan's industrial production fell 3.7% on month in March.

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April 30, 2020 07:54 AM
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[Video] BOJ Tries to Spend its Way Out of an Economic Hole

The Bank of Japan remains focused on fighting coronavirus, following in the footsteps of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank...

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April 27, 2020 03:46 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 24, 2020 04:08 AM

End of Japanese Financial year - TOPIX updated

In mid-February, after the release of a very weak Japanese Q4 GDP data print, we wrote that in days gone by, it would have triggered a sharp response in Japanese asset markets. However apart from modest falls in Japanese stock indices, USD/JPY and JGB’s remained eerily becalmed as expectations increased the Japanese government would unleash another round of fiscal stimulus aimed at avoiding two consecutive quarters of negative growth, and the Japanese economy entering recession.

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March 31, 2020 01:40 AM

What mattered last week and a preview of the week ahead

What mattered last week: An extreme week of volatility as U.S. equity market fell ~15% as the spread of Covid-19 continued. The impact of Covid-19 via border shutdowns, social distancing measures as well as the obvious impact on health impact presents a huge challenge and likely to result in a recession in several countries. Central banks and governments responded by slashing interest rates, resuming/starting Quantitative Easing (QE) programs and boosting/announcing fiscal stimulus packages.

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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 03:58 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 06:46 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 10:32 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 02:06 PM

Japanese GDP threat to Topix index

A quiet start to the week in the Asian time zone with traders seeming content to sit on their hands ahead of Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. and Family Day holiday in Canada tonight. Content also to mostly look through GDP data in Japan that showed the Japanese economy shrank by an annualised 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019. Due to the impact of a sales tax hike in October and a devastating typhoon, the expectation was for a contraction, however, todays fall was much steeper than expected. When taking into account the threat to activity data from coronavirus in the current quarter, mainly via tourism and exports, the Japanese economy is in danger or recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Thereby meeting the technical definition of a recession for the first time since 2015.

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February 16, 2020 11:15 PM