Japanese Yen

Japanese Yen

The yen (Japanese: 円, Hepburn: en, symbol: ¥; code: JPY; also abbreviated as JP¥) is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the pound sterling. The concept of the yen was a component of the Meiji government's modernization program of Japan's economy; which postulated the pursuit of a uniform currency throughout the country modeled after the European decimal currency system. Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan's feudal fiefs all issued their own money, hansatsu, in an array of incompatible denominations. The New Currency Act of 1871 did away with these and established the yen, which was defined as 1.5 g (0.048 troy ounces) of gold, or 24.26 g (0.780 troy ounces) of silver, as the new decimal currency. The former han (fiefs) became prefectures and their mints private chartered banks, which initially retained the right to print money. To bring an end to this situation the Bank of Japan was founded in 1882 and given a monopoly on controlling the money supply.Following World War II the yen lost much of its prewar value. To stabilize the Japanese economy the exchange rate of the yen was fixed at ¥360 per $1 as part of the Bretton Woods system. When that system was abandoned in 1971, the yen became undervalued and was allowed to float. The yen had appreciated to a peak of ¥271 per $1 in 1973, then underwent periods of depreciation and appreciation due to the 1973 oil crisis, arriving at a value of ¥227 per $1 by 1980. Since 1973, the Japanese government has maintained a policy of currency intervention, and the yen is therefore under a "dirty float" regime. This intervention continues to this day. The Japanese government focuses on a competitive export market, and tries to ensure a low yen value through a trade surplus. The Plaza Accord of 1985 temporarily changed this situation from its average of ¥239 per US$1 in 1985 to ¥128 in 1988 and led to a peak value of ¥80 against the U.S. dollar in 1995, effectively increasing the value of Japan’s GDP to almost that of the United States. Since that time, however, the yen has greatly decreased in value. The Bank of Japan maintains a policy of zero to near-zero interest rates and the Japanese government has an extreme anti-inflation policy.

Platinum Ounce

Platinum Ounce

Platinum is a chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number 78. It is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, silverish-white transition metal. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platino, meaning "little silver".Platinum is a member of the platinum group of elements and group 10 of the periodic table of elements. It has six naturally occurring isotopes. It is one of the rarer elements in Earth's crust, with an average abundance of approximately 5 μg/kg. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for 80% of the world production. Because of its scarcity in Earth's crust, only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, and given its important uses, it is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity.Platinum is one of the least reactive metals. It has remarkable resistance to corrosion, even at high temperatures, and is therefore considered a noble metal. Consequently, platinum is often found chemically uncombined as native platinum. Because it occurs naturally in the alluvial sands of various rivers, it was first used by pre-Columbian South American natives to produce artifacts. It was referenced in European writings as early as 16th century, but it was not until Antonio de Ulloa published a report on a new metal of Colombian origin in 1748 that it began to be investigated by scientists. Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewelry. Being a heavy metal, it leads to health problems upon exposure to its salts; but due to its corrosion resistance, metallic platinum has not been linked to adverse health effects. Compounds containing platinum, such as cisplatin, oxaliplatin and carboplatin, are applied in chemotherapy against certain types of cancer.As of 2018, the value of platinum is $833.00 per ounce.

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98783 JPY to XPT exchange rates graph
98783 JPY to XPT Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

98783 JPY to XPT exchange rates table

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98783 Japanese Yen = 1.036 Platinum Ounce
197566 Japanese Yen = 2.073 Platinum Ounce
493915 Japanese Yen = 5.182 Platinum Ounce
987830 Japanese Yen = 10.365 Platinum Ounce
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98783 Japanese Yen to Platinum Ounce Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

98783 JPY to XPT exchange rates news

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Dollar falls as Fed officials ring note of caution, pound bounces

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USD/JPY Weekly Price Forecast - US dollar falls against Japanese yen for the week

The US dollar fell significantly against the Japanese yen during the week, as we continue to struggle with the ¥114.50 level above. That’s an area that shows resistance all the way to the 115 young level, so it makes sense that we would struggle to break above there.

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Corporate Japan's net profits to inch up 1% in sharp slowdown

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FOREX-Euro, pound firm after draft Brexit deal; yen strengthens
FOREX-Euro, pound firm after draft Brexit deal; yen strengthens

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Here’s how much Brexit turmoil might whack the British pound, analysts predict
Here’s how much Brexit turmoil might whack the British pound, analysts predict

Amid a new flurry of resignations on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans are vulnerable, throwing the British pound into a spiral lower as uncertainty looms.

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Precious metal prices up in Azerbaijan
Precious metal prices up in Azerbaijan

Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on Nov. 16, according to the data published by the country’s Central Bank.

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Gold ends higher for a third session and books a more than 1% weekly advance
Gold ends higher for a third session and books a more than 1% weekly advance

Gold futures end higher Friday for a third consecutive session to book a weekly advance of more than 1%, with geopolitical turmoil and broader equity market weakness helping to underpin prices.

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