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Japan Monetary Base growth contracts more than expected to 7.8% versus 9% forecast


  • Japan’s Monetary Base grew less than markets expected, slipping to 7.8%.
  • Markets expected an uptick to 9%.
  • Annualized Monetary Base growth hit 8.9% in November.


December’s YoY Japan Monetary Base slipped to 7.8% growth for the year ended December, coming in less than median market forecasts of 9%, and slipping further back from November’s annualized print of 8.9%.

The seasonally adjusted figure declined steeply, with the Monetary Base declining by 14.5% after cyclical factors were adjusted for.



Market Reaction


The USD/JPY is trading in a tight range at the intraday level, but the Yen appears to be giving up early ground on Friday as the US Dollar continues to push back towards 145.00 against the JPY.

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