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Yen-tervention: When, How and Why Not Yet?

Update: The Bank of Japan (BoJ) resorted to further monetary easing on August 30, 2010, as an indirect way to weaken the yen. As RGE had expected, the BoJ increased its fixed-rate bank funding scheme (established in late 2009 to weaken the yen during the Dubai debt crisis) by JPY10 trillion to JPY30 trillion and also lengthened the term of loans provided to six months from three months. The BoJ took action before BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa was originally scheduled to fly home from the Jackson Hole symposium, but markets quickly brushed off the move as monetary easing was[...]

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