EUR/JPY — News Archive

Euro Runs to Upside, Ignoring Negative Fundamentals

The euro climbed today even though the European macroeconomic indicators were rather unfavorable. The broad-based weakness of the US dollar was the major reason for the rally of the shared 18-nation currency.

Euro Falls for 12th Week

It was another poor trading week for the euro, which fell for the 12th straight week and reached a new multi-year low against the US dollar. While the European Central Bank policy announcement provided moderate support for the shared 18-nation currency, employment data from the United States did not allow the euro to hold onto gains.

Euro Can’t Maintain Gains Against Greenback

While the euro is maintaining its recent gains against some of its counterparts, the 18-nation currency is losing ground to the US dollar. Thanks to continued policy divergence and weaker gold prices, there is little to support the euro against the greenback.

ECB Provides No Surprises, Euro Higher

The euro advanced today, rising against the US dollar and the Great Britain pound, after the European Central Bank conducted its monthly policy meeting. The shared 18-nation currency also pared its previous losses versus the Japanese yen.

German, Eurozone Data Weigh on Euro

Euro is seeing more weakness today, and that’s not surprising, given the latest economic data out of the eurozone. Also not helping matters is the fact that the latest data out of Germany is disappointing as well. With the eurozone economy continuing to flounder, the more likely it is that ECB will take increasingly drastic steps to try to stimulate the situation.

Euro Expected to Remain Lower

Euro is mostly lower today against its major counterparts, and is expected to remain weak for some time. The latest inflation figures are about to be released, and policymakers have already indicated their willingness to do what it takes to weaken the euro in the name of economic stimulus.

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.

Euro Continues to Struggle Against Counterparts

Even though the euro has made up some lost ground recently, the 18-nation currency continues to struggle against some of its counterparts. Even with the euro catching up to the greenback, the US dollar is still expected to maintain the upper hand.

Euro Economic Data Could Prompt More ECB Action

Even though the euro is holding some of its recent gains today, there are expectations that could change if the ECB has to take more action to try to stimulate the eurozone economy. The latest economic data isn’t all that encouraging, and the ECB might be under pressure to do more.

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.

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