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Yen Weakens On Strong Machine Tool Orders Data

Yen Weakens On Strong Machine Tool Orders Data

David Maycotte,

Talking Points:

  • Japanese Machine Tool Orders Rose 39.6% y/y in January vs. 28.1% in Dec.
  • Report Reflects Businesses Are Optimistic About the Economy
  • IMF States the BOJ Does Not Need More QE

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Japan’s Machine Tool Orders rose for the eighth consecutive month. The year-on-year growth rate increased 39.6 percent, up from 28.1 percent in December. The leading indicator of capital spending showed businesses expect a pickup in demand and are optimistic about the economy. The US Dollar rose against the Yen on the risk-positive data point. However, the rally was short lived due to comments made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) suggesting there will be no stimulus expansion in the near term.

USD/JPY 1-Minute Chart. February 12, 2014

Yen_Weakens_On_Strong_Machine_Tool_Orders_Data_body_Picture_1.png, Yen Weakens On Strong Machine Tool Orders Data

Charted created by David Maycotte using Marketscope 2.0.

-- Written by David Maycotte, DailyFX Research Team. Questions, comments or concerns can be sent to instructor@dailyfx.com.

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