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With no major events from Japan, the Japanese yen was mixed and choppy this week, driven mainly by broad risk sentiment and counter currency flows.

Overlay of Inverted JPY Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart
Overlay of Inverted JPY Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart
JPY Weekly Performance from MarketMilk
JPY Weekly Performance from MarketMilk

Japanese Headlines and Economic data

Monday:

Japan’s July industrial output jumped record 8% led by autos

Japan July retail sales fall 2.8% year-on-year, government data shows

Abe right-hand man Yoshihide Suga emerges as a top pick to replace him

Japan’s consumer confidence index slips in August

Housing starts in Japan declined by 11.4 percent year-on-year in July 2020

Tuesday:

Japan’s jobless rate rises to 2.9% in July

Japan April-June capital spending marks largest fall in decade

au Jibun Bank Japan Manufacturing PMI: 47.2 in August vs. 45.2 in July

Wednesday:

UK/Japan trade deal good for consumers, companies, Johnson tells Abe

Japan monetary base grows +11.5% m/m in August

Taking a leaf from Fed, BOJ may need to focus more on jobs, deputy governor says

BOJ must keep strong commitment to price goal – depgov Wakatabe

Japan’s Suga signals readiness to prod BOJ to ease more

Thursday:

BOJ’s Kataoka urges bolder easing to battle deflation risk

Broad pop higher in the Japanese yen against the major, likely on broad risk sentiment as it leaned heavily negative. It was likely a combination of net weak European PMI updates and the weak U.S. equity markets that had traders buying back yen on the session.