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Japanese Yen Weakens As Abe Unveils $1 Trillion Stimulus Package

The Japanese yen is losing against multiple currency pairs to start the trading week, prompted by Tokyo unveiling a massive $1 trillion stimulus package to curb the economic fallout from COVID-19. While Japan has refused to institute a nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency to prevent coronavirus infections – domestic cases have topped 4,000. Can the world’s third-largest economy come out of the public health […]

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 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 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 Rebounds Amid Sales Tax Hike, Renewed Safe-Haven Status

The Japanese yen is rallying against most major currency rivals midweek as the world’s third-largest economy implemented a long-awaited sales tax hike. This comes as Wall Street is forecasting the yen will enjoy a monumental rally to finish off the year amid the chaos unfolding in global markets. Are investors dismissing the weak data this week?

Japanese Yen Weakens As Tokyo Braces for US Trade Fight

The Japanese yen is weakening against several major currency rivals at the end of the trading week. With a potential US-Japan trade war on the horizon, investors are frightened that anticipations of shrinking exports could lead to an economic contraction for the world’s third-largest economy. Can Tokyo turn things around before trade talks with Washington begin?

Japanese Yen Mixed As Markets Try to Make Sense of Economy

The Japanese yen is mixed against a basket of currencies to start the trading week as traders try to make sense of the economy. It is a case of is Japan in a recession or is the economy already recovering? Policymakers cannot seem to determine what is going on in Tokyo, and the recent influx of data is not helping investors make a concrete bet on or against the world’s third-largest economy.

Japanese Yen Rallies Amid Light Data Calendar

The Japanese yen is trading higher against its most-traded currency rivals on Wednesday. With very little data coming out, investors are looking for other national trends to see how to trade the yen in the short-term. The economy could potentially face additional pressure on pledges to raise the sales tax, which also comes as a survey of executives finds that they anticipate a downturn by the fall.

Japanese Yen Trades Mixed

Japanese yen is trading mixed today as concerns about what’s next for the United States takes center stage. News out of Japan is also affecting the Forex market, but mostly the focus is on the United States and the eurozone.

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