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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 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.

Yen Mixed After Domestic Data, Comments of Haruhiko Kuroda

Japanese yen was mixed today, staying flat against most major currencies but falling versus commodity currencies. The yen managed to gain on the Swiss franc. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, giving the Japanese currency no help in finding direction.

Japanese Yen Strengthens Amid Higher PPI, Bank Lending

The Japanese yen is strengthening against multiple currency pairs midweek, driven by better-than-expected banking lending and manufacturing prices. Will this be enough to quash concerns about a possible recession? After last week’s surprise decline in machinery orders, it is unclear where the Japanese economy is heading.

Japanese Yen Rallies in Risk-Off Markets as US Dollar Falls on FOMC

The Japanese yen today rallied against the US dollar in a risk-off market environment as the greenback sold off after yesterday’s FOMC rate decision. The USD/JPY currency pair today crashed to new lows after the release of upbeat housing and construction data from the Japanese docket.

Japanese Yen Attempts to Rally, Fails

The Japanese yen attempted to rally intraday but has lost is gains completely against all other major currencies by now. One of the possible reasons for the initial rally of the yen was the worsening market sentiment as traders were becoming less and less optimistic about the trade negotiations between the United States and China. But poor domestic macroeconomic data and the dovish outlook for monetary policy of the Japanese central bank did not allow […]

Japanese Yen Falls, Losses Limited

The Japanese yen fell today amid the improving market sentiment, poor domestic macroeconomic data, and the negative outlook for monetary policy. But the losses were extremely small, perhaps due to some good news about the US-Japan trade negotiations.

Japanese Yen Firm Despite Risk Appetite, Comments from BoJ’s Kuroda

The Japanese yen gained against most major currencies on Friday. That is despite comments of the central bank’s chief and risk appetite on markets, which limited appeal of safe currencies.

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 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.

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