Yen jumps on Ueda’s remarks; dollar tentative ahead of US inflation print

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By Rae Wee SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen strengthened on Monday as comments from Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kazuo Ueda stoked hopes that Japan could soon herald a new era away from negative rates, while the dollar was on the back foot ahead of this week’s U.S. inflation reading. The Japanese currency rose nearly 0.8% at one point to touch a session-high of 146.66 per dollar in early Asia trade, boosted by weekend comments from Ueda that the central bank could end its negative interest rate policy when achievement of its 2% inflation target is in sight. Ueda told the Yomiuri newspaper in an i…

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