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Forex pairs in this Article » USD/JPY (Barcelona) - Kit Juckes, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Societe Generale believes that the resilience of risk sentiment to the US Federal shutdown is impressive, bordering on complacent.

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“If voters pin the blame for the shutdown on the Republicans, the chances of a compromise being found improve, but if we are still in a deadlock after the weekend, nerves will start to fray.”

“Overnight, concerns about the need for corporate tax cuts to offset the consumption tax increase triggered a yen squeeze that risks turning nasty. spooked EM and change d the mood, while dovish comments from the RBNZ and soft trade and building approvals data in Australia have hit AUD and NZD.“
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