Japanese Yen Market Reports & Forecasts
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The BoJ kept interest rates on hold this morning, prompting Yen strength for the time being, but how long can the bank keep rates in negative territory before investors shy away?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to meet Trump to discuss the US-Japan security alliance. Trump has previously suggested that Japan should contribute more to the alliance which could hurt the Japanese economy.
The Japanese economy is showing mixed signs following stronger than expected PMI data coupled with slower exports. However, GBP/JPY exchange rates continue to be driven by UK politics.
Unemployment rates in Japan have fallen in recent months highlighting strength in the labour market. With the US elections fast approaching we may see further strength in the Yen.
With Japan hosting the summer Olympics in 2020, we ask whether hosting such an event is beneficial to a countries economy.
The Japanese Yen has weakened slightly in the news that a company has bought UK firm Arm. Further stimulus may be required for the Japanese economy which has been labelled ‘helicopter money’
The Yen continues to strengthen off the back of the outstanding EU Referendum. The BoJ have decided not to intervene with a stronger Yen despite Japan’s reliance on exports.
The Yen clawed back its losses yesterday after a surprise ‘no vote’ for further stimulus, the stage is now set for Japan’s GDP figures next month which will give investors key clues around the state of their manufacturing exports.
The Yen’s strength against the US Dollar is one of the primary reasons for a large drop in Japanese core machinery exports from the previous month. The Bank of Japan must take action to ensure public spending increases or implementation of QE may be a plausible option.
JPY fluctuated on the back of the attacks in Brussels yesterday, immediately followed by poor results from the Industry Activity Index.