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Japanese news and headlines were non-factors for the yen this week as the U.S.-China trade story dominated this week, pushing risk sentiment in favor of the Japanese yen.

Overlay of Inverted JPY Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart
Overlay of Inverted JPY Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart

Japanese Headlines and Economic data

Monday:

  • Trump’s Tariff Threat Leaves Beijing Stalling on Next Talks – global financial markets jumped into risk aversion mode after news of Trump’s tariff threat to China, prompting a buy back into safe haven assets like the Japanese yen. This was largely the market’s focus for the week and likely the argument for the yen’s sustained support throughout.

Tuesday:

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Friday: