EUR/JPY — News Archive

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.

Weak Chinese Data Hits the Euro

Euro would have been weakening anyway, thanks to recent efforts from the ECB, but weak Chinese data is weighing on risk appetite, and the euro is down across the board.

Is the Euro Still too Strong?

Euro has weakened quite a bit recently, but, even so, some European policymakers believe that the 18-nation currency is still too strong.

Euro Takes a Breather, Holding Above Lows

Forex traders took a step back from a recent euro selloff, helping the 18-nation currency find support above the 1.29 level. While there is greater mid-term to long-term demand for the greenback, right now the euro is looking for a bit of relief.

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.

Euro Makes Small Gains

Euro is eking out some small gains today, following yesterday’s huge drop against all major counterparts. Forex traders aren’t expecting much, though. The big shocker from the ECB is likely to result in general euro weakness for a while.

Big Shock: ECB Cuts Interest Rates to Record Lows

The European Central Bank provided a big surprise to the Forex market today, cutting interest rates to new lows, sending some of them deeper into a negative territory. What was not surprising was the reaction of the euro to the news — the currency sank, falling to the lowest rate in more than a year against the US dollar.

Euro Drops on Policy Expectations

Euro is lower today, dropping as Forex traders look ahead to policy expectations from Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank. Many expect the ECB to embark on looser monetary policy, and that is weighing on the euro.

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