The Yen fell against most of the major currencies during last week's trading session. The Yen dropped about 100 pips vs. the Dollar and about 300 pips against the Pound, and the GBP/JPY pair is now trading near the 135.50 level.
The Yen dropped last week due to speculations that Asia's economic recovery is advancing. These speculations have increased risk-appetite in the market, and have turned investors to look for riskier assets. The Yen is considered to be a safe-haven currency, and tends to fall as risk aversion weakens. The speculations came following several reports which showed that South Korea's economy grew faster than analysts forecasted, and Japanese exports rose more than expected.
As for this week, many interesting publications are expected from the Japanese economy. The main news events that traders are advised to follow are the Retail Sales on Monday and the Tokyo Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Thursday. If the reports will continue to provide positive signals, the Yen might weaken further as investors will continue to look for higher-yielding assets.