Growing China’s Economy Saps Demand for Safety of Yen

  June 14th, 2011 at 10:32, Vladimir Vyun

Japanese yenThe Japanese yen together with other safe currencies, including the US dollar and the Swiss franc, weakened against most major currencies today as the robust growth of China’s economy reduced investors’ demand for safety.

China’s consumer prices inflation accelerated to 5.5 percent from 5.3 percent last month according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The industrial production grew 13.3 percent in May, following the 13.4 percent growth in the month before. The Producer Price Index remained at 6.8 percent, while forecasts warned that it may retreat to 6.6 percent.

EUR/JPY traded at 115.83 as of 10:32 GMT after it climbed from 115.63 to 116.42 today. USD/JPY was slightly down from 80.20 to 80.18 after rising to 80.45.

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2 Comments

  1. mohan

    Why is Japanese Yen getting stronger day by day, by buying Japanese Yen there is no interest and have no charm, country is in big defecits and the present goverment is shaky, in suc circumstances yen should be weakening, I am in export and would love to see Yen WEAKENING, can you explain WHY the YEN is getting strong,???

    • It’s still considered a safe haven. In current situation risk-averting investors prefer yen over other currencies.

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