The yen is the official currency of Japan. It was introduced in 1871 and allowed to freely float at 1973. The yen is the third major reserve currency after the dollar and the euro. The yen is considered a safe currency; therefore it is sought by traders in times of uncertainty and instability. Low interest rates in Japan (near zero), combined with high liquidity of the currency, make the yen used in the practice called carry trade.



Japanese Yen News Archive

Yen Gains, Downside Threat Remains

The Japanese yen rose today against the US dollar and the Great Britain pound, which were demonstrating softness at the current trading session. But the Japanese currency was unable to outperform the euro, which is now trying to gain ground after it has halted its long decline.

Yen Lower Despite Risk-Averse Environment

The Japanese yen declined today despite the prevailing risk-aversion on the Forex market after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecast for the world economy.

Japanese Yen Higher After BoJ Meeting

The Japanese yen edged higher after the Bank of Japan concluded its two-day policy meeting today. As was expected, the central bank did not add stimulating measures to its already extremely accommodative monetary policy.

Yen Drops After Inflation Data

Japanese yen is lower against its major counterparts following the release of the latest inflation data. The Japanese economy continues to struggle, and that means that policymakers are likely to continue to pursue a course that includes keeping the yen weak.

Yen Rises, Undeterred by Risk Appetite

The Japanese yen rallied today, rising for the second trading session against the US dollar, even though economic data from China resulted in risk appetite among Forex market participants that should have weakened the currency.

Yen Higher Now, but Will It Last?

Yen is higher today, thanks in large part to the fact that China’s weak data is prompting strong risk aversion. Even though the yen is higher now, though, there are many who think that the yen will move lower in the future, due to the fact that the Japanese government is running out of options.

Yen Extends Drop After BoJ Minutes

The Japanese yen fell today after the Bank of Japan released minutes of its August meeting. The yen fell even against such currencies as the euro and the Great Britain pound, against which it was rallying last week.

Japanese Yen Mostly Lower After GDP Data

Japanese yen is mostly lower against its major counterparts today, following the latest GDP data. With the GDP for quarter two growing less than expected, renewed calls for stimulus are dominating the rhetoric.

JPY Bounces After Touching Six-Year Low vs. USD, Loses Ground to EUR

The Japanese yen traded near the opening level against the US dollar after touching the lowest rate since October 2008 earlier today. The currency is losing ground versus the euro following yesterday’s massive gains.

Yen Recovers After BoJ, Remains Soft vs. Dollar

The Japanese yen recovered a bit after earlier losses today after the Bank of Japan announced no changes to its monetary policy. While the currency remained soft versus the US dollar, it pared losses against some other majors.

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