The Yen was at 91.06 against the USD from 91.17 yesterday and at 130.09 per EUR from 130.18. The Japanese currency received some support from a report that showed Japan posted a wider than expected trade surplus in November. The surplus came to 373.9 billion Yen, greater than the 319.2 billion Yen expected by economists.

Recent economic data released from Japan, including the merchandise trade data and the current-account surplus, is pointing towards economic improvement and an upward trend, which will likely put upward pressure on the Yen in the longer term, possibly reversing the recent losses.