Thursday, August 2, 2007

Japan is likely to face pressure to address concerns about the impact of the yen carry trade on the export competitiveness of its Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation neighbours when finance ministers from the 21 Apec economies meet in Australia on Thursday

Japan faces carry trade scrutiny

The yen carry trade, where investors borrow low-yielding Japanese yen to buy into assets in currencies that offer high returns, has been one of the main factors behind a weakening of the yen to record levels against currencies such as the US dollar and euro this year. The yen has strengthened in recent weeks amid turmoil in global markets and what some see as an unwinding of the carry trade

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  • And about time too!

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