November 2nd, 2012 00:42:12 GMT.



USD/JPY is the stand-out performer so far this Asia morning. The (four week old) minutes from the BOJ policy meeting show members still seeing very low inflation wanting to boost inflation expectations (perhaps through FX rate influence) MOF rep. said … Continue reading


May 31st, 2012 00:08:38 GMT.

Yen crosses getting hit hard


Didn’t take long for those month-end flows to materialise with some heavy selling hitting the JPY-crosses right on the Tokyo open; EUR/JPY fell by 25 pips very quickly, from 97.75 to 97.50. The Nikkei is -2%.


May 25th, 2012 00:48:53 GMT.

Uridashi redemptions today could benefit JPY


I’m being told that there are some¬†Uridashi redemptions today which should lead to selling in AUD/JPY, NZD/JPY etc although the numbers are relatively small (a few hundred million has been mentioned).


April 26th, 2012 22:50:28 GMT.

BOJ expectations


The BOJ meeting will end sometime early-to-mid-afternoon Tokyo time. The target interest rate will remain at 0.0% to 0.1% Markets have already priced in around JPY5 trillion in fresh asset buying Some expect that the amount could be as high … Continue reading


April 24th, 2012 00:15:35 GMT.

Nikkei, Kospi open -0.8%


Tokyo opens to the same modest risk-off sentiment as yesterday, with the JPY crosses slightly lower in early trade.


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