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Open interest in JPY futures markets rose by just 355 contracts on Thursday, recording the seventh consecutive build according to advanced figures from CME Group. On the other hand, volume shrunk by around 4.6K contracts, reversing two consecutive daily builds.

USD/JPY met strong resistance at 112.00

The rally in USD/JPY faces a tough hurdle in the 112.00 neighbourhood for the time being. While rising open interest allow for the continuation of the upside momentum, the latest drop in volume carries the potential to spark some near term correction.