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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Quake prompts yen's rise
    Given the difference in the magnitude of this earthquake to last year s the impact on the currency has been quite limited If we confirm bigger damage from the tsunami we may see further buying of the yen The yen gained in value against the U S dollar the 17 nation euro and 12 additional monetary units Reuters reports the dollar s losses were roughly 0 1 percent while the euro s losses amounted to roughly 0 4 percent Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen s rise leaves Japan with a foreign exchange decision Following the natural disasters in Japan in March the Japanese government and the Group of Seven co Ministers eye yen s deliberate rise The Japanese yen s deliberate consistent climb in value is causing concerns to the nation s policy Yen s strength prompts carmakers to establish foreign factories The state of Kentucky serves as the manufacturing site of a popular Toyota model because the Japanes Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Quake-prompts-yens-rise.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Yen drops to seven-month low against greenback
    this meeting but the trend for the yen seems to be changing head of foreign exchange strategy Audrey Childe Freeman with BMO Capital Markets told the news source The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is forecast to show strong results during the December 16 election Bloomberg reports LDP candidate Shinzo Abe will lead the opposition ticket as the five year term of Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa closes in April of next year Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen gains against greenback as Bank of Japan opts against strengthening stimulus program The value of the Japanese yen gained the most in 14 days against the world s reserve currency on Fri Euro drops to lowest value in two years against greenback The value of the shared currency of the European Union dropped to its lowest price in 24 months agai Greenback slips against euro yen in slow trading The value of the U S dollar dropped against the Japanese yen and the shared currency of the Europea Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Yen-drops-to-seven-month-low-against-greenback.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Yen falls against top rivals as election looms
    in with a gloomy outlook for the U K economy and that will keep sterling on the back foot The yen dropped to its lowest level against the dollar since the end of this past April as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda prepares to dissolve parliament on Friday The election will be conducted in the middle of next month the acting secretary general said Reuters reports the yen dropped at least 1 percent against both the U S dollar and the shared currency of the European Union Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen climbs against rival currencies as pivotal European elections await The value of the Japanese yen advanced against its top rival currencies on Friday as the Pacific Rim Yen gains against greenback as Bank of Japan opts against strengthening stimulus program The value of the Japanese yen gained the most in 14 days against the world s reserve currency on Fri Yen touches top price against dollar since end of WWII The Japanese yen achieved its highest value against the U S dollar on Tuesday since the end of the Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Yen-falls-against-top-rivals-as-election-looms.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Yen drops amid political tumult in Japan
    with Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt told the news source The market thinks that the new government will press for expanding monetary policy even further The central bank of Japan boosted asset purchases late last month by 11 trillion yen to bring the total to 66 trillion yen which equals roughly 822 billion Reuters reports the prime minister said the election could be in December after the lower house of parliament is dissolved later this week Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen drops amid report stating Japanese investors looked to international stocks Thursday saw the monetary unit of Japan lose value to the U S dollar and end two days worth of adva Yen Gains Against Peers on Waning Concern Japan Will Intervene Euro Drops Bloomberg The Japanese yen surged against most other major currencies on November 9th as concerns t New Japanese leader sets sights on controlling yen Officials in Japan are attempting to minimize damage caused by the ever vital yen onto the nation s Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - European bank auctions off bills, euro at 10-year low against yen
    a few orders and a few trades to substantially knock the euro lower Richard Franulovich senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corp in New York told the news source As bond auctions in Italy were considered successful it was still not enough to help appreciate the euro against the dollar However there may be reason for investors to become more confident about the country s ability to pay off its debt as it auctioned off six month bills at much lower borrowing costs according to The New York Times Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Euro s recovery against yen dollar likely to hit snags The euro began recovering from low values against two of its rival currencies on Monday morning Yen gains against greenback as Bank of Japan opts against strengthening stimulus program The value of the Japanese yen gained the most in 14 days against the world s reserve currency on Fri Euro Falls to 10 Year Low Versus the Yen Financial Post Investing In relatively light holiday trading the European common currency droppe Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/European-bank-auctions-off-bills-euro-at-10-year-low-against-yen-.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Performance of yen hinges on contributing factors from international commerce
    s compacted market While global rivals have been subdued by ripple effects of the relentless insatiable sovereign debt scourge well fortified Japanese outfits have been scouring the globe for investments The nation s aggressive tack is unlikely to slow down into next year according to industry insiders who spoke with The Wall Street Journal The effort in 2012 is likely to be earmarked toward pharmaceuticals and consumer goods Bank officials also predicted that 2012 will see an uptick in accords between the Pacific Rim nation and euro zone nations since those beleaguered debt hobbled nations are likely to seek an influx of liquidity which would come through buyers Thus far this year mergers and acquisitions orchestrated overseas by Japan based companies has netted the equivalent of 79 7 billion according to Dealogic a provider of data cited by The Wall Street Journal That figure represents a record amount and the month is not yet half over so it could continue driving higher The top deal by Japanese companies through Tuesday was a pharmaceutical acquisition when Takeda Pharmaceutical dropped the equivalent of 14 billion for Nycomed a competitor based in Switzerland Japan has raised its profile as a global buyer and one reason for that is that Japanese companies are making decisions faster as they become more experienced at cross border M A deals investment banking head Yuichi Jimbo with Citigroup in Japan told The Wall Street Journal Last month Japanese retail investors sold the top amount of mutual funds in three years according to Reuters The Investment Trusts Association of Japan told the news service that global shares significant amounts of volatility combined with the very healthy value of the Japanese yen pushed retail investors away from the fund market Investors are refraining from investing in toushin after seeing a poor performance over the last few months association vice president Fumio Inui told a news conference on Tuesday according to Reuters Investors also didn t want to make fresh purchases as markets have been very volatile over the past few months November saw the Nikkei average drop 6 1 percent of its value while the Topix index lost 4 7 percent Outflows of 273 7 billion yen last month represent the largest net outflow since October 2008 Japanese mutual funds were particularly damaged by the appreciation of the yen when compared with the 17 nation common currency as well as reductions in Japanese shares according to Reuters Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen drops amid report stating Japanese investors looked to international stocks Thursday saw the monetary unit of Japan lose value to the U S dollar and end two days worth of adva New Japanese leader sets sights on controlling yen Officials in Japan are attempting to minimize damage caused by the ever

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - U.S. employment, manufacturing rates drop in May
    it will continue to aid recovery MarketWatch reported Economists say that it is not surprising to see data like this weaken U S currency and expected a slowdown in May according to Bloomberg Currency risk exposure is lower abroad where the Swiss franc and Japanese yen strengthened against the dollar and the euro Manager Axel Merk of the Merk Hard Currency Fund advises investors to avoid the greenback and protect profit by focusing on countries that have strong currencies such as Sweden and Canada Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Kiwi Aussie drop against yen amid disappointing U S Chinese economic data South Pacific monetary units sank to their lowest rates thus far this month on Monday against the Ja Aussie climbs after central bank cuts interest rates The monetary unit of Australia gained on Tuesday against its top rivals after the central bank opted Kiwi Aussie drop in value as U S leaders prepare to admit debt negotiations failed South Pacific currencies lost value Monday as political leaders in the globe s biggest economy are l Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/US-employment-manufacturing-rates-drop-in-May.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Yen's rise leaves Japan with a foreign exchange decision
    has decreased past a level critical to Japanese businesses These central exporters have engaged in currency hedging betting that the dollar would not decrease past that point of 80 yen per dollar Another factor in Japan s decision is the decline of the yen by nearly 5 percent versus its main trading partners currencies before the joint G7 and Japanese government initiative The Wall Street Journal stated An undervalued currency will make Japanese goods more competitive on the global market Bloomberg noted that the yen was down for the first time in five days versus the euro Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Japanese official warns on yen s rise Japan s trade and industry minister cautioned on Friday that policymakers must take aggressive actio Continued U S easing in short term fuels foreign exchange fluctuation such as Asian currencies rise Following a meeting today the Federal Reserve will most likely signal that near zero interest rates Foreign exchange derivatives grow in prominence Turnover in the foreign exchange derivatives market reached 4 trillion for the first time this year Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Yens-rise-leaves-Japan-with-a-foreign-exchange-decision.aspx (2012-12-22)
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