The GBP/JPY is attempting gains above 5-DMA located at 151.20 after having bounced off 159.51 (23.6% of 175.02-154.72) in the previous session. Supported by hourly 100-MA The selling interest ran out of steam around hourly 100-MA at 160.94 as the European stock markets opened the day on a positive note. The bid tone around GBP/USD strengthened as well, pushing it above 1.42 levels. Meanwhile, demand for JPY is restricted after Nikkei ended with 1% gains. European equities are trading on a flat note as well, keeping Yen demand capped. The GBP/JPY cross currently trades around 161.40 levels. GBP/JPY Technical Levels The immediate hurdle is seen at 161.86 (Mar 8 high), above which the cross could target 162.47 (38.2% of 175.02-154.72). On the other hand, a break below 160.72 (daily low) would open doors for a re-test of 159.51 (23.6% of 175.02-154.72). For more information, read our latest forex news.