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USD/JPY hits 5-yr high ahead of Fed this week

USD/JPY hit a 5-year high on Friday ahead of an expected Fed rate hike this week, while the price of oil saw its biggest weekly decline since November after posting 14-year highs.

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Elon Musk buys Twitter

Elon Musk agreed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, sending Twitter shares soaring. The rest of the market fared worse with stocks falling and the dollar reaching a 2-year high.

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USD/JPY nears 20-year peak

The dollar rose to its highest versus the yen in nearly 20 years following blowout inflation data and dovish comments from the BOJ’s Kuroda. The Bank of Canada hiked rates by 50 basis points to fight inflation.

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USD/JPY hits 20-year high

The dollar rose while stock markets were closed for holidays on Friday. Early Monday saw China Q1 GDP data top expectations.

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US CPI explodes to 8.5%

The price of oil jumped on news that Russian oil supplies had dropped and that OPEC countries would be unable to makeup the defecti. The dollar slid in profit-taking moves after US CPI printed 8.5%, ahead of expectations.

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Yen rises in flight to safety

The Japanese yen as well as gold finished the week higher as tensions in Ukraine and concerns over the impact of higher interest rates prompted a flight to haven assets.