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Can the BoJ breath a little easier?

The BoJ is expected to keep its policy rate near zero and leave its asset buying program at Y55t at its two day meeting starting on Monday. Consensus has us believing that economic conditions from policy makers perspective has not changed. Unless something out of the ordinary happens this weekend in Europe, then we should be expecting the board members to maintain the existing framework.

As it seems to be the new norm for Central bankers, both the Euro and Iranian situation is expected to be discussed and debated. Can we anticipate the same message as before, that their economy is slowly returning to a moderate economic recovery path?

Below are some other highlights of the week:



AMERICAS Week in FX [1]




  • JPY delivers prelim GDP and a rate announcement
  • GBP, USD and CAD present CPI and BoE its inflation report
  • Retail Sales come to us from NZD, USD and GBP
  • Claimant counts are announced in GBP, AUD and USD
  • Germany delivers the ZEW Economic sentiment
  • FOMC releases its minutes
  • USD has Philly Fed Manufacturing and PPI to deal with


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