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The yen is the official currency of Japan. It was introduced in 1871 and allowed to freely float at 1973. The yen is the third major reserve currency after the dollar and the euro. The yen is considered a safe currency; therefore it is sought by traders in times of uncertainty and instability. Low interest rates in Japan (near zero), combined with high liquidity of the currency, make the yen used in the practice called carry trade.

Japanese Yen News Archive

Japanese Yen Stays Weak, Economic Data Fails to Aid

The Japanese yen remained mostly soft today as the market sentiment stayed generally positive. The set of robust macroeconomic releases in Japan failed to support the currency.

Japanese Yen Remains Soft After BoJ, Trade Balance

The Japanese yen remained broadly weaker against its most-traded rivals. While domestic releases were unfavorable to the currency, the major reason for the yen’s weakness was the market sentiment that favored riskier currencies, not safer ones.

No Demand for Safe Haven, Yen Retreats Ahead of BoJ Meeting

The Japanese yen was weak today ahead of tomorrow’s policy meeting as markets largely ignored escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, lowering demand for the currency as a safe haven.

Solid Macroeconomic Data Doesn’t Help Japanese Yen

Macroeconomic data released in Japan over the trading session was solid, but that did not help the Japanese yen, which dropped against all other most-traded currencies. The most likely reason for the decline was the improving market sentiment.

Japanese Yen Holds Steady Amid Booming Q2 Economic Data

The Japanese yen is holding steady on Monday as the national economy grew at its fastest pace in two years during the second quarter. Japan’s economic outlook for the rest of 2018 might be gloomy because of recent natural disasters and potential trade tensions with the US.

Japanese Yen Soft After Mixed Data Despite Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen was soft today despite mild risk aversion among Forex traders. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, providing no aid to the currency.

Japanese Yen Strengthens to One-Week High Despite Typhoon, Earthquake

The Japanese yen is strengthening against its American counterpart on Thursday, despite concerns that the recent typhoon and earthquake that tore through Japan could impact the national economy. The latest weather events are leaving investors fearful of the long-term consequences, especially at a time when the government is trying to stimulate the sluggish economy.

Japanese Yen Gains on Accelerating Inflation, Returning Fears

The Japanese yen rallied today after the release of Japan’s inflation data, though there were bad reports as well. Perhaps what was even more important, the resurging fears of trade wars resulted in more demand for safer currencies, like the yen.

Japanese Yen Extends Losses on Wednesday

The Japanese yen was weak during the current trading week. The Wednesday’s session was no different as the currency fell against most major rivals, though managed to gain on the soft euro.

Japanese Yen Soft Despite Accelerating Manufacturing Growth

The Japanese yen fell against some of its most-traded rivals and was flat against others today despite accelerating growth of Japan’s manufacturing sector and political turmoil in various parts of the world.