Japan Real Time Charts and Data

Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Japan related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Japan data charts with short updates on a Storify dedicated page Is Japan Once More Back in Deflation?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Yen vs Dollar: recent trend

Here is a chart produced by Yahoo Finance of the dollar-yen exchange rate:
This would seem to reinforce Claus's assertion that the BoJ will do nothing with interest rates, as that would only exacerbate the strengthening of the yen versus the dollar. Given that the export sector is supporting Japan's GDP, Japanese officials aren't going to want to touch anything that would damage exports with a ten foot pole...