Yen Tumbles as Australia Fuels Risk Rally


The Japanese currency declined in the beginning of this Thursday’s session on Australia’s better than expected employment data, which increased attractiveness for riskier assets as the South Pacific economy recovery improves confidence among traders.

The yen, known as the best refuge currency for times of uncertainty, declined today as unemployment surprisingly fell in Australia, bringing Japanese investors to buy riskier assets overseas, as the Australian economic recovery indicates better economic conditions not only in the South Pacific region but also among its main trading partners.

AUD/JPY traded at 85.01 as of 02:35 GMT from a previous rate of 83.89 in the intraday chart.

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