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Yen Jumbs After Election

by Forex Rooton December 15, 2014 6:20 am BST
The Japanese currency has tumbled about 30 percent in the past two years as Abe implemented fiscal spending and structural reforms and the Bank of Japan applied unprecedented monetary stimulus to battle deflation. Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner gained more than two-thirds of the 475 seats in the lower house, winning […]

Yen Falls to Six-Year Low on BOJ Easing

by Forex Rooton October 31, 2014 9:10 am BST
The yen weakened beyond 111 per dollar for the first time in more than six years after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly increased monetary stimulus. Japan’s currency slumped as much as 2.1 percent, the most since the central bank first expanded stimulus in April 2013. The BOJ said it would expand the monetary base by […]

Euro Declines as Investors Weigh Prospects for More ECB Easing

by Forex Rooton October 22, 2014 12:18 pm BST
The euro slid for a second day against the dollar as investors weighed the prospects of additional easing policies from the European Central Bank. The shared currency also fell against the yen. A report yesterday by Reuters that the ECB was considering buying corporate debt helped send the euro tumbling by the most in a […]

Euro Slides on Periphery Bonds’ Slump; Dollar Climbed

by Forex Rooton October 16, 2014 5:06 pm BST
The euro fell as a rout in bonds from the region’s periphery bolstered speculation the European Central Bank will expand stimulus that tends to depress exchange rates in order to quell the turmoil. The dollar climbed versus most of its peers with growth in the U.S. forecast to outpace Europe and Japan, and on speculation […]