IMF says JPY value unaffected by repatriation flows

The International Monetary Fund said there is no indication that Japanese insurers are selling foreign assets to pay rebuilding claims in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. And even if they were, the IMF believes it would not materially affect the yen’s value.

According to the IMF, the Japanese yen is broadly in line with long-term fundamentals despite the currency’s recent rise. In terms of economic damage, Japan’s economy will remain weak until power supplies are restored and should strengthen as the country rebuilds.

Source: Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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