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USD/JPY traded sideways on Thursday, with both sides of the pair struggling against their other G10 peers as risk sentiment improved. The pair generally held above the Y104.00 mark after taking it out on Wednesday.

  • The Yomiuri reported that AstraZeneca will file as soon as in Feb to seek approval to produce and market its Covid-19 jab in Japan.
  • USD/JPY trades flat at Y104.25 at typing. A move through Jan 28 high of Y104.46 would open up Nov 24 high/upper 1.0% 10-DMA envelope at Y104.76/88. Conversely, a dip through former channel top at Y103.92 would expose Jan 21 low of Y103.33.
  • Japan reports Tokyo CPI & unemployment at the bottom of the hour, with flash industrial output, housing starts & consumer confidence due later in the day.
  • Next week, focus moves to final Jibun Bank M'fing PMI (Monday), services/composite counterparts (Wednesday) & household spending (Friday).

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