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Japanese Yen Moves Higher After May CSPI

Japanese yen is higher today, gaining ground against its major counterparts, following the release of May CSPI data. With concerns about what might be next on a global scale, there is a bit of an interest in safe haven. On top of that, with signs that the Japanese economy is recovering, there are some thoughts that the Bank of Japan won’t need to keep the yen weak.

Second Week of Gains for Sterling with Help of Employment & BoE

The Great Britain pound was the second-best performer on the Forex market this week after the New Zealand dollar. It was the second week of gains for the sterling. The UK currency was gaining on the euro for eight consecutive sessions — the longest stretch of gains since April 2010.

Yen Weakens as Kuroda Worried About ECB Actions

The Japanese yen dropped today even as the Bank of Japan refrained from expanding its already significant stimulus program at today’s policy meeting. Japanese policy makers were concerned that actions of the European Central Bank will make the yen appreciate against the euro, and this would not be welcomed by the BoJ officials who were striving to weaken the Japanese currency.

Yen Maintains Strength Ahead of BoJ Policy Meeting

The Japanese yen rallied yesterday on speculations that the Bank of Japan will refrain from changing its monetary policy at this week’s meeting. While the currency retreated a bit today, it remains relatively strong.

Yen Struggles to Gain with Help of Positively Revised GDP

The Japanese yen attempted to erase its initial drop and rally on the current trading session with help of the positively revised data about nation’s economic growth. Gains were limited, though, as Japan’s current account surplus was smaller than analysts have predicted.

Yen Rises with Inflation, Has Troubles Keeping Gains

The Japanese yen rallied today as nation’s consumer inflation accelerated, reducing chances for additional stimulating measures from the central bank. The currency has troubles keeping gains, trimming its rally versus the US dollar and erasing it completely against the euro.

Yen Jumps, Defying Analysts

The Japanese yen jumped today even though analysts speculated that the currency should fall because both technical and fundamental indicators provide no support for a rally.

Pound Edges Higher During Week of BoE Minutes

This week was relatively quiet despite releases of policy minutes of several major central banks. The Great Britain pound attempted to rally and was able to hold gains against such currencies the euro and the Japanese yen, while retreating close to the opening against the US dollar by the end of the week.

No Stimulus from BoJ, Yen Higher

The Japanese yen rallied today after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, refraining from adding monetary accommodation. Absence of stimulating measures is usually positive for a currency, and so it was in this case.

Yen Rallies as BoJ Starts Policy Meeting

The Japanese yen rallied against most major currencies on speculations that the nation’s central bank will refrain from adding monetary stimulus during the policy meeting that has started today.

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