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Japanese Yen Mixed on Tepid Data, Bearish Business Confidence

The Japanese yen is trading mixed on foreign exchange markets on Tuesday as recent economic data pointed to tepid conditions, diminishing overall business confidence. With the coronavirus crippling the world’s third-largest economy, policymakers are discussing a lot of ways to spur growth, including targeting the national sales tax.

Japanese Yen Jumps on Safe-Haven Demand, Capped by Poor Data

The Japanese yen is strengthening against a handful of currency rivals on Thursday as investors pour into safe-haven assets amid the coronavirus outbreak. Japan, which has experienced an uptick in Covid-19 cases, reported disappointing manufacturing and non-manufacturing data that might force the country into a recession. The big test over the medium-term is if Tokyo will still be able to host the Summer Olympics, an event that was expected to stimulate the world’s […]

Japanese Yen Strengthens As BoJ Plans to Help Fight COVID-19 Crisis

The Japanese yen is accelerating against several currencies on Tuesday as the central bank announced that it plans to help stabilize financial markets that have been decimated by the coronavirus. With an already fragile economy on the brink of a recession, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) aims to offer liquidity to ensure Covid-19 does not do any more damage to a country that is scheduled to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The announcement was not enough […]

Japanese Yen Continues to Profit from Coronavirus Fear

The Japanese yen gained against most of the other currencies today as coronavirus fears continued to drive investors to safer assets. The yen, being one of such assets, profited immensely from the demand for safety. Japan’s macroeconomic data released today was good but had a limited impact on the currency.

Japanese Yen Slips As BoJ Dismisses Further Easing Amid Coronavirus

The Japanese yen is falling against several major currency competitors on Tuesday as the central bank dismissed recommendations for further monetary easing amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. After the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) employed 30 stimulus measures, some analysts had expected the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to follow suit since its economy is anticipated to slump from the virus. New manufacturing data also hurt the yen.

Japanese Yen Halts Rally, Risk Aversion Persists

The Japanese yen fell against a range of currencies today, even including some commodity-related ones. The possible reason for the retreat was profit-taking after the previous big gains. The market sentiment remained fragile as the coronavirus continues to spread, and investors are concerned about its impact on the global economy.

Japanese Yen Mixed As BoJ Leaves Rates Unchanged, Industrial Output Weakens

The Japanese yen is mixed on Tuesday after the central bank announced that it was leaving interest rates unchanged and raising its economic growth forecasts for 2020 and 2021. Tokyo also reported disappointing industrial production and capacity utilization data, despite the federal government spending billions in stimulus.

Japanese Yen Weakens on Slide in Machine Tool Orders, Bump in PPI

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday after a mix of economic data that highlighted both gains and weaknesses in the world’s third-largest economy. Is the federal government’s stimulus enough to prevent Tokyo from slipping into the long-awaited recession?

Japanese Yen Weakens As Household Confidence, Foreign Investment Wanes

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday as consumer confidence tumbled in December and recent investment numbers turned heads in Tokyo. The yen had rallied in the wake of the escalation in the US-Iran conflict, but with Middle East tensions abating investors resuscitated their risk appetites.

Japanese Yen Stuck Trading Sideways Against the Weak US Dollar

The Japanese yen today traded in a tight range against the US dollar despite the greenback’s overall weakness against other major currencies. The USD/JPY traded sideways even as the Nikkei 225 equity index closed lower for the day despite the risk-on market sentiment.

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