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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.

Japanese Yen Strengthens Despite Plenty of Unfavorable Data

The Japanese yen is strengthening against several currencies on Thursday, despite plenty of weak data suggesting that the world’s third-largest economy could be cooling down. The yen might be gaining steam on two things: expectations that the central bank could follow the Federal Reserve’s lead and slash interest rates or breathe a sigh of relief that the US and China have renewed trade talks.

Japanese Yen Loses Gains Despite Positive Domestic Fundamentals

For a while today, the Japanese yen was one of the strongest currencies on the Forex market, opening sharply higher against its rivals. But by now it has lost gains against all of its major peers despite the positive outlook for Japan’s economy. Domestic macroeconomic data was not especially good, though.

Japanese Yen Gains as Risk Appetite Wanes, Domestic Data Supports

The Japanese yen gained today as risk appetite of investors was waning, making them more interested in buying safer currencies, like the yen. Domestic macroeconomic data was also supportive for the Japanese currency.

Japanese Yen Flat amid Directionless Trading

The Japanese yen was largely flat today as trading was somewhat directionless during the current trading sessions, and markets were in a consolidation mode. Over the longer-term, though, the currency should be well-supported by factors that are negative to the risk sentiment.

Yen Soft Despite Cautious Market Sentiment, Mixed Data Doesn’t Help

The Japanese yen was soft today, failing to profit from its role as a safe haven, even as investors were nervous after the International Monetary Fund downgraded the global growth outlook and the United States showed willingness to enter a trade war with the European Union. Mixed domestic macroeconomic data did not help the currency.

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