EUR/JPY has slid from an earlier high at 114.10 to currently be trading on its session lows at 113.80. Regardless of what happens elsewhere, Friday is usually risk-off day in the Asian forex market and although mild, today is no exception.

The Nikkei has given back some of its earlier gains and is currently +0.75% on the day. Gold is so far holding on to the 0.5% rise it made earlier in the session and is currently trading at $1358/oz