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Session Recap: Japan data disappoints; Yen advances a bit

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Very quiet session in the Asia-Pacific as expected with mostly all markets closed over Eastern but Japan and mainland China, ahead of London and NY session also closed for holiday. USD/JPY dipped to session lows around the 94.00 handle, while EUR/USD hovered around the 1.2825 level.

AUD/USD moved around the 1.0420 price zone, while Cable did so, barely above the 1.5200 mark. Gold and Oil unchanged as well as US 10 year note yield as those markets were closed, while Nikkei index finally gained some +0.71% for the day after a weak start, along with Korean Kospi, higher by +0.70%, and Shanghai index flat. All the other share markets in the region remained closed.

Disappointing data from Japan was the main even during the session, posting worse than expected numbers in Unemployment, CPI, Industrial production, Household spending and Housing starts.

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