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According to flash data for JPY futures markets from CME Group, open interest dropped by around 1.1K contracts on Wednesday from Tuesday’s final 231,711 contracts. Volume, instead, rose by nearly 20.2K contracts, reverting the previous drop.

USD/JPY still points to 114.00 and above

USD/JPY is extending the leg lower on Thursday following yesterday’s test of the 114.00 handle. The move was accompanied by rising volume and shrinking open interest, signalling some consolidation in the near term although further upside still remains on the cards.