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The dollar’s about-face came after Fed Chair Jerome Powell waved off worries that the central bank may raise interest rates again.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2024
The dollar’s rally falters as signs of cooling ease Fed fears
The dollar’s about-face came after Fed Chair Jerome Powell waved off worries that the central bank may raise interest rates again.
A man rides a bicycle past an electronic screen displaying the yen exchange rate against the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies in Tokyo earlier this month.
BUSINESS / Markets
May 18, 2024
Short yen wagers linger due to gap between U.S.-Japan rate paths
The gulf between Japan’s ultralow interest rate and U.S. rates stuck at a two-decade high is keeping the pressure on the yen.
An electronic screen in Tokyo displays the yen exchange rate against the U.S. dollar and the graph showing its recent swings, on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Markets
May 2, 2024
Yen swings stir talk that Japan is in the FX market once again
The yen advanced more than 3% and hit ¥153.04 per dollar as more than $4 billion of yen-related futures were exchanged.
Japan's government debt has grown to the equivalent of more than 250% of the nation’s economy, more than any of its peers.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 30, 2024
Japan’s debt dilemma may doom any FX intervention, Brooks says
The consequences have been a sharply weaker yen, which has lost more than a quarter of its value against the U.S. dollar since March 2022.
An electronic board shows the rate of the yen versus the U.S. dollar in Tokyo on Feb. 26.
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 2, 2024
Yen’s carry-trade reign in flux as BOJ hints at policy shift
As speculation builds that the BOJ will change its path, so does the potential for the yen to strengthen.
A monitor in Tokyo shows the yen weakening below ¥151 to the dollar on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 1, 2023
Japan ramps up yen intervention warning after BOJ-fueled sell-off
The broad decline toward ¥152 to the dollar has the currency around the threshold that a year ago drove Japanese authorities to swoop in to prop it up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2023
Yen strengthens through ¥140 as bulls bet on turning point
Predictions that the yen was poised for a 10% rally as Japan relented on its ultradovish monetary policy have yet to pan out, but signs that the currency is at a turning point are mounting.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 7, 2023
Yen has scope to jump around 60% if BOJ normalizes and Fed eases
Within the ¥136 to the dollar range, the Japanese currency is around 30% cheaper than its 'equilibrium fair value,' a level that analysts peg at around ¥100 per dollar.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 5, 2022
The year’s big yen short set for a dramatic U-turn in 2023
Analysts' bullishness is a marked change in tune from September, when hedge funds couldn't get enough of shorting the yen — a high profile casualty of the BOJ's ultradovish monetary policy.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2022
Putin’s financial fortress blunts impact of threatened sanctions
U.S. President Joe Biden says planned sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine would have 'a devastating impact” on its economy, but economists say Russia is ready.

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