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Japan’s Q1 GDP indicated the country has fallen into recession. Meanwhile, USD/JPY is hovering just below the 23.6% retracement of its latest daily advance at 107.33, FXStreet’s Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik reports.

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“Japan has fallen into recession, according to the Q1 GDP estimate, which anyway was better than anticipated. The economy contracted by 0.9% in the three months to March, and by 3.4% when compared to the first quarter of 2019.” 

“The 4-hour chart shows that the USD/JPY pair continues to develop between mild-bearish 100 and 200 SMA, while technical indicators stand flat above their mid-lines.” 

“USD/JPY is neutral and with limited bullish potential, as it would need to break above 107.70 to become more attractive for bulls.”