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BOJ Helpless as Yen Rises on Carry, UBS, Barclays Say

by Ron Harui and Stanley White

Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — The Bank of Japan may be powerless to prevent the yen from rising to a 13-year high, according to the world’s biggest foreign-exchange traders.

Wrong! Japan can sell yen and buy dollars until the cows come home, if they wanted to. What’s stopping them (so far) is the risk of Paulson’s wrath.

As the US-Paulson/Bernanke/Bush- continues its ‘weak dollar’ policy to support US exports. Falling crude prices have (temporarily?) thwarted their efforts and strengthened the dollar. (And the euro has it’s own special issue as previously discussed.)


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