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DOLLAR-YEN: USD/JPY last trades flattish at Y111.70 after falling 7 pips Friday.
- The pair finished Friday's Asia-Pac session in the green, after optimistic
comments re: the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade negotiations revived risk appetite,
even as USD/JPY pared some of its initial gains around the Tokyo fix.
- USD/JPY slid to its intraday low of Y111.58 in Friday's NY hours, only to
bounce to the intraday high of Y11.82 thereafter. The gyration occurred on the
back of the latest U.S. non-farm payrolls data, as the details of the report
were mixed, even as the headline number topped exp.
- Worth noting the Nikkei reported that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party
comfortably won in Sunday's local elections.
- Bulls look to the the Mar 15/06 highs of Y111.90/92, followed by the Mar 5 YTD
high of Y112.13, which also represents the upper Bollinger band (2%). Meanwhile,
bears look for a fall through the 100-HMA/200-HMA at Y111.51/49.
- Japanese BoP data comes out at 0050BST/0850JST, ahead of remarks from BoJ Gov
Kuroda, Japanese cons. conf. & eco watchers survey. Later in the week, PPI &
core machine orders hit on Wednesday, alongside more comments from Kuroda.

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