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The yen is again standing out in overnight activity, extending the losses seen in the wake of weekend upper house elections seen yesterday. The move is significant because the post-Brexit environment had seen the yen strengthen, much against the wishes of the Japanese authorities, so the latest move will be welcome relief. Abe has followed through today, requesting that cabinet colleagues follow up with finer details on spending plans this week. USDJPY finds itself above the 103.00 level, with EURJPY seeing resistance at 114.74/79 area.

The other key move in the past 24 hours has been GBPUSD, where the twists and turns of the UK political environment yesterday meant an accelerated move to a new prime minister as the challenger to the favourite pulled out of the face. That removed a few weeks of uncertaint

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Many consider the year 1880 A.D. to mark the beginning of modern foreign exchange. The reason for this is that it was during this year that the gold standard was first introduced.

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