News Headline Summary

JPY continues to weaken across the board after continued reiteration from Japanese LDP opposition leader Abe that he calls for unlimited BoJ easing until deflation has been overcome

- Reiterates call for BoJ inflation target of up to 3%.
- Also, we are hearing market talk of model buying in EUR/JPY - Unconfirmed.

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Reaction details (04:29)

- In the following 7 minutes after these comments USD/JPY has moved higher by 27 pips from 80.19 to 80.46.
- Nikkei 225 moves to session highs now trading higher on the day by 1.41%
- JGB's also moved to session high as an election of Abe would be supportive for more aggressive policy from the BoJ.

Analysis details (04:13)

- The market is reacting to this news aggressively as it looks increasing likely that Abe will take power in Japan.
- This comes after Noda called for the dissolution of parliament yesterday and for elections on December 16th.
- USD/JPY has moved higher by 1 point since the initial setting of an election date by Noda yesterday.

15 Nov 2012 - 04:02 - Forex Rumour - Source: Newswires

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