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Buz Investors Japanese manufacturing PMI expanded The Nikkei Japan Final Manufacturing PMI came in at 52.7 in January of 2017, compared to a preliminary figure of 52.8 and a final 52.4 in December 2016. It was the highest reading since March 2014, Forex News 

Japanese manufacturing PMI declined in March

Japanese manufacturing PMI declined in March Buz Investors Japanese manufacturing PMI The Nikkei Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI fell to 52.6 in March of 2017 from 53.3 in February and missing market consensus of 53.5. It was the lowest reading since December 2016, due to a slowdown in output, new orders and new export orders while business confidence softened to four-month low. At the same time, job creation remained solid. Input prices continued to rise but output prices declined marginally. “Although signalling a slower rate of expansion during March, the latest…

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Buz Investors Japanese leading economic index rose Leading Economic Index in Japan increased to 104.80 Index Points in December from 102.60 Index Points in November of 2016. Forex News 

Japanese leading economic index remained flat in January

Japanese leading economic index remained flat in January Buz Investors Japanese leading economic index Leading Economic Index in Japan increased to 104.90 Index Points in January from 104.80 Index Points in December of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 97.52 Index Points from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 113.70 Index Points in April of 2006 and a record low of 75.10 Index Points in February of 2009. MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT WILL BETTER SERVE COMMUNITY UBIQUITECH GIVES FISCAL YEAR 2017 REVENUE GUIDANCE; ANTICIPATES 55% YEAR…

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Buz Investors Japanese adjusted merchandise trade surplus The trade surplus in Japan widened 361.6 percent year-on-year to JPY 641.4 billion in December of 2016, beating market expectations of a JPY 270 billion surplus. Forex News 

Japanese adjusted merchandise trade surplus expanded in February

Japanese adjusted merchandise trade surplus expanded in February Buz Investors  merchandise trade surplus  merchandise trade surplus Japan recorded a JPY 813.4 billion trade surplus in February of 2017, higher than a JPY 235.5 billion surplus a year earlier and slightly below market expectations of JPY 822 billion. Exports jumped 11.3 percent year-on-year, better than expectations of a 10.6 percent rise and the biggest gain since January of 2015, boosted by sales to China. Imports increased 1.2 percent, also higher than forecasts of a 0.6 percent gain, mainly due to oil. OTHER…

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Japanese exports dropped less than expected in September Forex News 

Japanese exports rose more than expected in February

Japanese exports rose more than expected in February Buz Investors Japanese exports rose  Japan’s exports rose for the first time in 15 months ago, adding to signs that the world’s second-largest economy is recovering from the global recession. Shipments abroad rose 12.1 percent in December from a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said. Exports fell 6.3 percent in November. Japanese manufacturers from Honda Motor Co. to Fuji Xerox Co. are benefiting from renewed demand in emerging nations including China, where gross domestic product expanded at the fastest pace since 2007…

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Buz Investors Japanese industrial production increased Industrial Production in Japan increased 3.20 percent in December of 2016 over the same month in the previous year. Forex News 

Japanese industrial production registered a drop in January

Japanese industrial production registered a drop in January Buz Investors Japanese industrial production Industrial production in Japan dropped by 0.4 percent month-on-month in January 2017, compared to preliminary figures of a 0.8 percent fall and a 0.7 percent rise in the prior month, final figure showed. It was the first decline since July 2016, as output contracted for: transport equipment (-4.3 percent from 2.4 percent in December); chemicals, excluding medicine (-3.9 percent from 1.8 percent); and general-purpose, OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADERS FOLLOW USDJPY JAPANESE YEN INCHES BACK AFTER PPI, MACHINE…

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Japanese machinery orders fell more than expected in January

Japanese machinery orders fell more than expected in January Buz Investors Japanese machinery orders fell Japan’s core machinery orders, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, unexpectedly fell 3.2 percent month-over-month in January 2017, following a downwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in December and worse than market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Orders for manufacturing declined 10.8 percent, after growing 0.8 percent in December, mainly driven by falls in non-ferrous metals (-84.5 percent), petroleum and coal products (-61.4 percent), chemicals (-27.9 percent), foods and beverages (-22 percent), and…

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Buz Investors Japanese tertiary industry index The tertiary industry index remained flat in Japan, on a monthly basis in January, lower than market expectations for an advance of 0.10%. In the previous month, the tertiary industry index had fallen by a revised 0.30%. Forex News 

Japanese tertiary industry index remained steady in January

Japanese tertiary industry index remained steady in January Buz Investors Japanese tertiary industry index The tertiary industry index remained flat in Japan, on a monthly basis in January, lower than market expectations for an advance of 0.10%. In the previous month, the tertiary industry index had fallen by a revised 0.30%. The Tertiary Industry Index measures the change in the total value of services purchased by businesses. It is a leading indicator of economic health. OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADERS FOLLOW VANCOUVER SEES MAJOR HOUSING CORRECTION AS SALES PLUMMET, PRICES SLIDE…

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USDJPY Yen Steady Ahead of US Housing, Manufacturing Reports Forex News 

USDJPY Japanese Yen Inches Back After PPI, Machine Order Data

Japanese Yen Inches Back After PPI, Machine Order Data Buz Investors  Japanese Yen Inches Back Japanese producer prices matched expectations in February •They were higher compared to the previous month but still pretty weak •The Yen slipped, but feeble machine-order data were probably more to blame The Japanese Yen weakened slightly against the US Dollar on Monday, despite the release of wholesale price data which matched expectations. The official Japanese Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) rose 0.2% on the month in February, exactly as expected but below January’s 0.6% gain….

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Buz Investors Japanese GDP expanded less than expected The Japanese economy advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, above preliminary estimates of a 0.2 percent expansion and at the same pace as in the previous period. Forex News 

Japanese GDP expanded less than expected in 4Q 2016

Japanese GDP expanded less than expected in 4Q 2016 . Buz Investors Japanese GDP expanded less than expected The Japanese economy advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, above preliminary estimates of a 0.2 percent expansion and at the same pace as in the previous period. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of growth, boosted by exports, government spending and private non-residential investment while household consumption was flat. OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADES FOLLOW GERMAN GFK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX FELL IN MARCH GERMAN GDP ADVANCED AS EXPECTED…

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Buz Investors Chinese Caixin/Markit services PMI The Caixin Manufacturing PMI in China rose to 51.7 in February of 2017 from 51 in January and beating market consensus Forex News 

Japanese unemployment rate declined in January

Japanese unemployment rate declined in January Buz Investors Japanese unemployment rate The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.2 percent in January of 2016, down from 3.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.28, hitting its highest level in 24 years. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 3.6 percent. OTHER STORIESBUS TRADERS FOLLOW TODAY’S FOREX BUZWORD MAJOR CURRENCY PAIR 2.24.17 $GBPUSD EDGES LOWER AS NEXT LEVEL OF RESISTANCE IS TESTED $EURUSD RETURNS TO THE NEUTRAL BIAS…

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