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Japanese Yen Flat Amid Slumping Household Spending, Yield-Curve Control

The Japanese yen is trading relatively flat against many of its major currency counterparts on Tuesday. The yen has been struggling to find direction so far this week as household spending data disappointed and investors try to weigh the central bank’s decision to embark upon a policy of yield-curve control. Although Japan was able to flatten the coronavirus curve, it has reported a renewed uptick in confirmed cases. Will the world’s third-largest […]

Aussie Climbs After Jump in Retail Sales, Struggles to Maintain Gains

The Australian dollar rallied today, though currently, it has trimmed its gains. While the rally happened after a surprisingly positive retail sales report came out, the currency did not rally immediately following the release, therefore it cannot be said with certainty that the report directly contributed to the strength of the Aussie. Whatever the case may be, the Australian currency will have a hard time maintaining gains as the market […]

Aussie Mixed amid Improving Market Sentiment, Disappointing Australian Data

The Australian dollar was mixed today as market participants were digesting news about the coronavirus that has started in China. The Aussie was flat against a range of major currencies, jumped versus the Canadian dollar, and dropped against the Great Britain pound. Macroeconomic reports released in Australia today were poor.

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 Flat As Data Elevates Recession Talk

The Japanese yen is trading relatively flat against some of the most-traded currencies in the market as a string of disappointing data has elevated recession talk. After some reprieve from bearish data, it looks like the world’s third-largest economy is still unable to rejuvenate growth, despite the government’s planned $120 billion stimulus. The question that is now dominating global financial markets is: What’s next?

Australian Dollar Logs Gains, Analysts Skeptical

The Australian dollar logged gains against the majority of other most-traded currencies today. Market analysts explained gains of riskier commodity currencies by the rise of European stocks due to the preliminary trade agreement between the United States and China. Experts were skeptical, though, about the longevity of the gains as the US-China trade conflict is not over yet, and there are other reasons to worry, like the threat of hard Brexit and impeachment of US President Donald […]

Japanese Yen Flat As Retail Sales, Foreign Bond Investment Fall

The Japanese yen is trading relatively flat on Thursday as investors try to cope with a diverse array of negative economic data that will add to fears of a recession. Falling retail sales and slumping foreign bond investment are dominating trading patterns, but analysts will keep an eye on upcoming jobs, housing, and industrial numbers.

Japanese Yen Falls on Mixed Leading Economic Indexes, IMF Forecast

The Japanese yen is falling against some of its major currency rivals to kick off the trading week. Key economic indexes drove the yen’s slide, which comes days after disappointing factory activity data. Since the federal government is expected to unleash stimulus measures, can Tokyo turn the ship around and prevent slipping into a recession?

Japanese Yen Weakens on Machine Tool Orders, Capped by GDP Gain

The Japanese yen is weakening midweek against multiple major currencies, driven by a slump in September machine tool orders. But this was offset by a jump in gross domestic product. That said, there were other data that drove down the yen on Wednesday, increasing concerns of a full-blown recession, which would come as Tokyo raised the national sales tax.

Aussie Falls Following Leading Index

The Australian dollar performed similarly to its New Zealand counterpart today, falling due to the mix of negative market sentiment and unfavorable domestic macroeconomic data.

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