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Japan November preliminary leading indicator index 96.6 vs 96.6 expected

Latest data released by the Japanese Cabinet Office – 8 January 2021 Slight delay in the release by the source. A slight increase in the leading index reflects some mild improvement in Japanese economic activity…

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Japanese Yen Outlook: Wait-and-See Bank of Japan May Bolster JPY

Souring market sentiment and the Bank of Japan’s wait-and-see approach to monetary policy may fuel the Japanese Yen against its major counterparts. Read more: dailyfx.com

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Nikkei 225 closes higher by 0.11% at 22,145.96

A mildly positive day for Japanese stocks The Nikkei is closing a little higher, backing away from earlier gains amid a more tepid trading session in general for Japanese stocks. Read more: forexlive.com

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Japan says that Tokyo situation doesn’t call for state of emergency declaration

Comments by Japanese chief Cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga – About 80% of Tokyo’s new virus cases are related to persons aged under 40 This comes after the Japanese capital another 243 new infections today, beating…

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Japan May preliminary machine tool orders -52.8% vs -48.3% y/y prior

Japanese Machine Tool Orders Builder’s Association The reading measures the change in total value of new orders placed with Japanese machine tool manufacturers. Falling orders mirror the fall in global demand. No major surprise here…

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Asian indices mostly higher

ASIA PAC The Nikkei has been impacted (down -0.64%) by the stronger Yen overnight as a firmer Yen hurts Japanese manufacturer’s profits made overseas. Nissan and Mazda were both fallers overnight down 5.5% and 2.7%…

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