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Japanese Yen Weakens Despite Better Q1 GDP Amid Higher Business Spending

The Japanese yen is weakening against several major currencies on Tuesday, despite upbeat economic data and positive news that should strengthen the safe-haven currency. So far this year, the yen has made commendable gains against a basket of rivals, attracting investors fleeing from geopolitical tensions and trade strife.

Japanese Yen Finds Support As Safe-Haven Trade in US-China Trade War

The Japanese yen is finding support midweek as investors are pouring into safe-haven assets amid the continuation of the US-China trade war. Despite traditional safe-haven assets, such as the yen and gold, surging throughout geopolitical tensions and market uncertainties, this investment play has not exactly panned out. With the trade spat escalating this month, are investors concerned that this is a battle that will linger into […]

Euro Drops Despite Pro-EU Parties Retaining Majority in EU Elections

The euro today fell against the US dollar despite pro-EU parties securing majority of the Parliamentary seats in the recently concluded election. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell from its Asian session highs and dropped to daily lows where it traded sideways for the rest of the day.

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 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 Weakens to Lowest Level in 2019 on Poor Data

The Japanese yen has slipped to its lowest level against its major currency counterparts in 2019 on Tuesday. Because of soft economic data and the central bank maintaining an accommodative monetary policy, analysts feel that Tokyo’s economic growth could be threatened in 2019, sending the yen lower.

Japanese Yen Rises As Abe Celebrates BOJ Success

The Japanese yen is making gains against a handful of currencies towards the end of the trading week. Currency investors appear to be bullish on the federal government’s positive tone on the Bank of Japan (BOJ)’s success in the economy. Traders are also sifting through recent reserve data, which showed a dramatic rise from the same time a year ago.

Japanese Yen Unfazed by Fake News Scandal, Recession Risks

The Japanese yen is modestly strengthening against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, despite a fake news data scandal hitting Tokyo and economists increasing the odds of a recession hitting the world’s third-largest economy.

Japanese Yen Strengthens As Longest Expansion Since WWII Nears

The Japanese yen is strengthening against its American counterpart midweek as the world’s third-largest economy is on track for its longest expansion since the Second World War. On the data front, there were plenty of positives to whet the appetite of Japanese investors. With the US-Japan trade negotiations on the horizon, markets may be rallying ahead of the economic storm clouds.

Japanese Yen Extends Losses As Data Misses Expectations

The Japanese yen is weakening against its US counterpart on Thursday after new data missed market forecasts. The currency is now looking to find direction on news that the federal government is aiming to allow more foreign workers to fill the labor gap in the world’s third-largest economy.

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