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US: Initial Jobless Claims rose to 385K

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - According to the Labour Department, the Americans that filed in their first initial claims for regular state unemployment-insurance benefits rose by 28K last week to a seasonally adjusted 385K in the week ended March 31, missing expectations at 350K and coming from 357K (revised) in the previous print.

Continuing claims, which reflect people already receiving benefits, fell by 8K to a seasonally adjusted 3.063 million in the week ended March 24 vs. 3.071 million in the previous week (revised).

US Initial Jobless Claims add 385K in Mar 31 and Continuing obtain 3.063M

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Forex Flash: BoJ decision first of series of interventions? – UBS

According to Research Analyst Gareth Bery at UBS, “The BoJ decision today will likely mark the first of a series of ‘interventions’, which could have far-reaching implications for the behavior of Japanese investors onshore. We have extensively discussed the potential for more flows overseas, and one of the most important roles for decision-makers in Japan in the coming months will be to encourage Investment Trusts, Life Insurers and other asset managers to 'get moving'.”
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