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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 Rebounds Despite Heightened Recession Fears

The Japanese yen is rebounding on Tuesday after the safe-haven currency struggled to hold ground to kick off the trading week due to a disappointing gross domestic product reading. The yen’s jump, despite heightened recession fears, is being driven by decent industrial production in December. All eyes will now be on January trade data and machinery orders in December.

Japanese Yen Strengthens on Safe-Haven Demand Despite Bearish Outlook

The Japanese yen is strengthening against major currency rivals on Thursday, despite a myriad of bearish outlooks by both the federal government and international bodies. A string of weak economic data also could not affect the yen toward the end of the trading week as investors continued to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset amid global uncertainty due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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 Plunges on String of Bearish Data

The Japanese yen is in freefall against many of its currency rivals at the end of the trading week, driven by bearish data that signal the world’s third-largest economy might be nearing a recession after all. There was hope, however, on revised figures that show Japan’s economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter.

Swiss Franc Mixed As Machine Export Orders, Producer Prices Drop

The Swiss franc is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as new data show machine export orders and producer and import prices declined. The Swiss economy continues to lose momentum amid the global trade war impacting markets everywhere. Despite the downward trends, investors are still pouring into the safe-haven asset, much to the chagrin of the Swiss National Bank (SNB).

Japanese Yen Falls on Optimism for US-China Negotiations

The Japanese yen fell against other major currencies today as the mood on markets was generally optimistic, giving little incentive for traders to buy safer currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the yen either, being disappointing for the most part.

Japanese Yen Falls Despite Better-than-Expected Domestic Data

Macroeconomic data released in Japan on Thursday was better than expected. But as usual, the Japanese yen paid more attention to the general market sentiment than to domestic reports. And the sentiment was not supportive of the Japanese currency. Currently, though, the yen managed to bounce against some of its rivals.

Japanese Yen Strengthens Despite Businesses Bearish on Economy

The Japanese yen is posting modest gains against most-traded currency rivals to start the trading week, despite various negative reports regarding the world’s third-largest economy. The latest research shows that the private sector is anticipating the economy to be flat or slip into a recession. With the US-China trade war lingering in the background and Tokyo set to be engaged in trade talks with Washington, economic growth is being threatened, and the central […]

Japanese Yen Weakens on BOJ Uncertainty Over Monetary Easing

The Japanese yen is softening to kick off the trading week after investors learned very little from a much-anticipated speech by the head of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). On Monday, central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda disappointed investors when he said any monetary policy moves will depend on the performance of the national economy and global markets. Still, most economists believe the next move for the BOJ will be additional easing.

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