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Japanese Yen Attempts to Hold Ground After PMI Releases, Concerns About US-China Trade Deal

The main theme for today was the release of PMI reports for various parts of the world, though the topic of the US-China trade deal was also in the news. Overall, markets were in a positive mood, favoring high-beta currencies. Surprisingly, that did not result in a total sell-off of the Japanese currency. The yen fared rather well, holding its ground against most of its rivals and even gaining on some of them.

Japanese Yen Rallies Ahead of FOMC Meeting, Gives Up Gains Later

The Japanese yen rallied intraday during Wednesday’s trading session but has lost gains against the majority of its most-traded peers. The currency did not fall against all of them, though, most notably keeping gains versus the US dollar ahead of the monetary policy announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee later today.

Japanese Yen Gains as Trading Week Starts

The Japanese yen rallied at the start at the trading week, rising against almost all other most-traded currencies with the exception of the Australian dollar. Traders were cautious due to various negative factors such as the anticipation of a global economic slowdown, the conflict between the United States and China, and protests in the USA.

Yen Soft on Market Sentiment, Domestic Data, Economic Outlook

The Japanese yen fell against almost all of its most-traded rivals, though not against the US dollar, as the market sentiment was favorable to riskier currencies, not safer ones. Negative domestic macroeconomic data and the gloomy outlook from the Japanese central bank did not help the currency either.

Japanese Yen Strengthens on BoJ’s ‘Whatever We Can’ Approach to Rescue Economy

The Japanese yen is strengthening against its G10 currency counterparts midweek, driven by the central bank’s signal that it would impose additional monetary stimulus to save the world’s third-largest economy. Investors were also bullish on new data showing banks are increasing their lending programs. With Tokyo planning to top up its $1 trillion stimulus efforts, could Japan avoid a financial crisis in the aftermath of the coronavirus?

Japanese Yen Holds Steady As Abe Extends State of Emergency

The Japanese yen is holding steady against its most traded currency rivals to start the week. After disappointing economic data and expanded monetary stimulus announcements last week, the yen is being largely driven by the government’s decision to extend the state of emergency for the rest of May. While Tokyo is bracing for a severe downturn, the tsunami of coronavirus cases has yet to occur.

Yen Gains on Commodity Currencies, Reverses Losses vs. Others

Commodity currencies were generally weak today, allowing the Japanese yen to gain on them. The yen also rose versus the Great Britain pound. Initially, the Japanese currency was flat against the US dollar and fell versus the euro and the Swiss franc but currently the yen rebounded, rising against the dollar and the euro while being about flat against the franc. Japan released a bunch of macroeconomic indicators today, and unsurprisingly, they were rather […]

Japanese Yen Flat-to Higher After Economic Data

The Japanese yen was trading flat against some of its major rivals today but managed to gain on others. Hopes of a lift of the lockdown measures in various countries across the world and underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data were weighing on Japan’s currency but fears of a global economic recession that is going to follow the coronavirus pandemic and falling crude oil prices were boosting the yen.

Japanese Yen Mixed After BoJ Expands Stimulus

The Japanese yen was mixed today after the Bank of Japan boosted measures to stimulate the national economy at today’s shortened one-day meeting. The currency fell against the Australian and New Zealand dollars as well as the Great Britain pound but managed to gain on the US dollar and the Swiss franc.

Japanese Yen Mixed As BoJ Warns of Risks to Financial Stability

The Japanese yen is trading mixed against its most-traded currency rivals as the central bank is sounding the alarm on risks to financial stability in the wake of the coronavirus. This comes as the federal government has unleashed a massive stimulus package that extends a lifeline to consumers and the private sector, which is expected to weigh on Tokyo’s budget. With the country under a state of emergency and policymakers trying everything to stave off a recession, what else could […]

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