USD/JPY: Yen Under Pressure as BOJ Minutes Discuss Further Easing Options

The Japanese yen is deemed to maintain its decline opposite the Australian dollar today after minutes of the Bank of Japan’s rate review revealed additional options for expanding stimulus further. Likewise, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ramped up the pressure on the BOJ yesterday, urging it to adopt further measures to reach the 2 percent inflation target.

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EUR/JPY Euro Set to Rise on a Positive Outlook for the German Economy :

The Euro is deemed to maintain its strength alongside the Japanese yen today on additional positive signs that Germany is gathering speed again after contracting in the fourth

USD/JPY: Yen Vulnerable as Bank of Japan in Focus

Despite holding its ground yesterday, the Japanese yen is foreseen to resume its decline in the coming hours as the Bank of Japan is expected to unveil its

AUD/JPY: BOJ Governor Shirakawa Asserts Easing Pledge

The Japanese yen is seen to remain lower opposite the Australian dollar today after Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will continue with powerful

AUD/JPY: Aussie Up as RBA Minutes Show No Signs of Another Rate Cut

The Australian dollar is believed to maintain its strength opposite the Japanese yen today as the Reserve Bank of Australia did not provide fresh hints of further rate

USD/JPY: Yen Dips as Japan Slips into Recession

The Japanese yen is believed to weaken alongside the US dollar in the exchanges today as fresh data revealed that the world’s third largest economy had entered a

USD/JPY: Yen Defeated by US Economy’s Steady Recovery

Another trounce was seen from the Japanese yen in yesterday’s Asian session as uncertainties of Japan’s on-going elections clouded investor’s assessment of the USD/JPY. Japan’s political crisis versus

USD/JPY: Yen Falls as Abe Takes Tough Stance over BOJ

With the Bank of Japan holding a two-day policy meeting today, the Yen is foreseen to weaken opposite the US dollar on views that the opposition party that

Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

After last week’s European central bank announcements, attention turns to Wednesday’s US FOMC meeting. We expect an unchanged 0-0.25% federal funds target range and for the policy statement

Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

UK data this week will highlight the growing impact of the recession on consumers, as increased uncertainty and rising unemployment change their saving and spending patterns. UK detailed