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The USD/JPY pair struggles to retain the 107.00 level and could accelerate its decline, according to FXStreet’s Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik.

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“Japan published the April Producer Price Index, which was down in the month by 1.5%. The annual reading came in at -2.3%, worse than anticipated.” 

“The US will publish April Retail Sales, seen down by 8.6% in the month. Industrial Production in the same month is foreseen at -11.4%. It will also publish the preliminary estimate of the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for May, expected at 68 from 71.8.”

“The 4-hour chart shows that the USD/JPY pair is trading between bearish moving averages, while technical indicators have turned lower after failing to overcome their midlines.”