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03:00 Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision 0% 0%
03:00 Japan Bank of Japan Monetary Base Target 275 275
03:00 Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement
The yen climbed 0.2 percent to 120.82 per dollar after snapping a five-day slump Thursday. The BOJ said it will continue its easing efforts until inflation hits 2 percent. The central bank said the consumer-price index will probably remain flat due to the effects of lower energy prices.
The euro strengthened 0.2 percent to $1.1132. Minutes of the Fed's April meeting published Wednesday showed many officials expected June would probably be too soon to boost borrowing costs, while they remain open to tightening later this year. They indicated a first-quarter slowdown in the economy was probably temporary.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session the pair rose to $ 1.1145
GBP / USD: during the Asian session the pair rose to $ 1.5680
USD / JPY: during the Asian session the pair fell to Y120.70