Japan Yen Trades Flat as Trade War Eases

Wibest – Japan Yen: A Japanese yen bill rolled up.

The Japan yen remains stagnant in sessions as news from the US-China trade war ease worries. Major currencies such as the greenback and euro have all traded flat against the Japan yen.

The US dollar to japan yen trading pair recorded minimal movement, inching up by 0.01%, or 0.02 points, in sessions. The USD JPY currently exchanges for ¥107.56, only a bit higher than its previous close of ¥107.54.

Despite its current lackluster level, the USD JPY trading pair has reached levels between ¥107.47 and ¥107.69 in Tuesday’s trading.

The euro to Japan yen pair also barely moved in today’s sessions; the EUR JPY exchange rate is seen edging up by 0.03% or 0.03 points in sessions.

The EUR JPY pair currently exchanges at ¥118.22 against its last close of ¥118.19. The pair also reached levels between ¥118.12 and ¥118.36 in Tuesday’s sessions.

Meanwhile, the Japan yen still managed to gain some altitude against the Canadian yen and British pound.

The CAD JPY exchange rate went up by 0.013% or 0.10 points in today’s trading. The pair presently trades for ¥81.16 compared to its previous close of ¥81.06.

And lastly, the GBP JPY trading pair rose 0.14% or 0.18 points, trading for ¥133.83 in Tuesday’s forex trading. The pair has seen levels between ¥133.56 and ¥133.91 today.

Trade War Factor

Wibest – Japan Yen: A close up of Japanese yen coins and bills.

The safe-haven appeal of the Japan yen is slowly fading as the US-China trade war progresses. Just today, BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that the bank is still undecided whether it will expand stimulus next month.

Governor Kuroda also said that the bank will continue seeking ways to make its yield curve control policy more sustainable. Critics have taken the governor’s statement as a sign that the decision of the BOJ will depend on the Japanese economy’s resilience.

Overseas factors such as the US-China trade war have tested the nation’s economy and has put pressure on the Japan yen. On Tuesday, the BOJ governor reiterated that the bank is willing to ramp up its stimulus to achieve the bank’s price goal.

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