Japan inflation data.

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  • National
    CPI 2.5% y/y, expected 2.9%, prior was 2.5%

  • National
    CPI excluding Fresh Food 2.1% y/y, expected 2.1%, prior was 2.1%

  • National
    CPI excluding Food, Energy 0.8% y/y, expected 0.4%, prior was 0.8% (this measure of Japanese inflation is closest to the US ‘core’ CPI)

We had the May data for Tokyo earlier:

  • Tokyo CPI (May) headline 2.4% y/y (vs. expected 2.7%)

This should set up the next “no change” decision from the Bank of Japan in July. Sell yen. 

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.