Analysis and Recommendations (EUR/JPY Forecast):
The EUR/JPY declined 46 points to trade at 134.44 as the euro gave back some of its gains after soaring on Thursday. The prime stressor remains the Greek financial situation. While the Japanese yen eased a bit but remained stable after the first day back from the long holiday. As there are only two market days in Tokyo this week, many currency traders remained on the sidelines, awaiting further U.S. data and the outcome of the election in Britain.
The BOJ has been trying to get rid of lingering deflationary pressure on the economy with its drastic quantitative easing.
But lower crude oil prices and a slow economic recovery following the 3-percentage-point consumption tax hike to 8 percent in April 2014 have prompted the BOJ to delay the timing of reaching the inflation goal.
The central bank now says it is expecting to achieve the price hike goal around the first half of fiscal 2016, starting next April. It earlier forecast hitting the target during a period centering on the current fiscal 2015.
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Today’s economic releases actual vs. forecast:
|CNY||Trade Balance (Apr)||34.13B||39.45B||3.08B|
|USD||Nonfarm Payrolls (Apr)||224K||126K|
|USD||Unemployment Rate (Apr)||5.4%||5.5%|
Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:
Monday, May 11, 2015
|Russia – Victory Day|
|AUD||NAB Business Confidence (Apr)||3|
|GBP||BoE QE Total (May)||375B|
|GBP||Interest Rate Decision (May)||0.50%||0.50%|
Government Bond Auctions
Date Time Country
May 12 09:15 Norway Holds bond auction
May 13 09:10 Italy Auctions BTPs/CCTeus
May 13 09:30 Germany Eur 3bn Feb 2025 Bund
May 13 14:30 Sweden Details bond auction on 20 May
May 14 09:30 UK Auctions 2% 2020 Conventional Gilt
EUR/JPY Exchange Rate