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The USD/JPY pair fell to 106.20 and remains near such a low despite substantial demand for the greenback, weighed by concerns surrounding renewed tensions between the US and China, FXStreet’s Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik briefs.

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“US President Trump continues to threaten China with canceling phase one of the trade deal and adding more tariffs to the country. Meanwhile, he insists on reopening the economy.”

“In the 4-hour chart, USD/JPY continues to develop below all of its moving averages, which unevenly gain bearish strength. Technical indicators, in the meantime, hold within negative levels without directional strength.”