Falling Yen Suggests Further Intervention

Another drop in the yen has market watchers accusing Japan of further intervention in order to devalue the yen. Japan’s exports have suffered of late due largely to an appreciating yen making the country’s goods more expensive for foreign buyers.

If as suspected Japanese authorities did indeed flood the market with yen to being the price down, it will be the second time this month. Japan spent an estimated 2 trillion yen ($23 billion) last Wednesday to combat a rise in the currency to a 15-year high against the dollar.

Source: Reuters

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