Economic Growth In Japan Gives Strength To Yen

The Japanese yen advanced today after the country’s gross domestic product increased, signaling about the growing pace of Japan’s economic recovery.

The gross domestic product grew at the annual 4.9 percent trend in the first quarter. Japan’s economy is slowly recovering, as was confirmed by the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which said about “solid growth driven by external demand and policy stimulus”.

USD/JPY traded near 91.26 as of 8:46 GMT today after it opened at 91.67. EUR/JPY traded at about 113.19 after opening at 113.80.