The ups and downs of the Japanese yen

Asia Risk FX Review & Outlook 2009 - Sponsored statement

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Sponsored statement - The ups and downs of the Japanese yen (PDF)

The Japanese yen rose like a phoenix from the ashes as the global capital markets crashed and burned. The currency went from almost 20-year lows between 2007 and 2008 to spectacular eight-year highs in January this year. However, over the span of January and February, the yen weakened again.

Why is the yen weaker? Will this continue as the Japanese economy sees record economic contraction for a modern economy? Or will it rise again

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