Natixis analyses the weakening yen in FX-Week

In this week’s edition of FX-Week, Kohei Iwahara – economist at Natixis – penned an article exploring the trends most likely to affect the Japanese yen in 2014. He illustrates how the anticipated rise in US real interest rates – combined with the BoJ’s additional liquidity measures and changing investor behaviour – will result in a continued weakening of the yen throughout the remainder of this year. In fact, the Japanese currency looks set to experience its biggest depreciation in a long while, which is very much in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s and BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s economic plan.

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