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USD/JPY2016-05-26 10:39 UTC

USD-JPY has ebbed back to the mid-to-upper 109s, failing to sustain gains above 110.0 yesterday. There has been some impetus for the dollar to correct some of its recent gains ahead of Fed chair Yellen's speech on Friday, which will be a key determiner for markets with regard to Fed tightening expectations. The Yomiuri reported yesterday that PM Abe will soon announce a delay in the planned sales tax rise, which is set for April next year, ... Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • North American Edition2016-05-26 10:39 UTC

    The dollar has traded softer, with USD-JPY ebbing under 110.00 and EUR-USD lifting to the upper 1.11s. There has been some impetus to square positions ahead of Fed chair Yellen's speech tomorrow, which will be a key determiner for markets with regard to Fed tightening expectations. This, along with a fresh gain in oil prices, drove USD-CAD for a second day, which extended losses sparked by the BoC's policy statement yesterday. Brent crude rallied above ... Read More 

  • European Edition2016-05-26 07:19 UTC

    The dollar is trading softer, with EUR-USD rising to the upper 1.11s and USD-JPY ebbing back to the mid-109s, failing to sustain gains above 110.0 yesterday. EUR-JPY also dipped in Tokyo trade, while there is some impetus for the dollar to correct ahead of Fed chair Yellen's speech on Friday, which will be a key determiner for markets with regard to Fed tightening expectations. Brent crude has rallied above $50 for the first time since last November ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2016-05-25 18:13 UTC

    The dollar faded modestly through the N.Y. session, taking a pause from gains seen since the release of the FOMC minutes a week ago. EUR-USD touched two-plus month lows of 1.1129 before recovering to 1.1168 highs, as USD-JPY topped at 110.46 ahead of easing to 110.07 lows. Cable traded over 1.4700, and generally found support on dips under the figure. USD-CAD meanwhile, traded into 1.3050 following an encouraging BoC policy statement, and $49 handle WTI ... Read More 

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