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There Is No World Currency War

Mad_Dawg_J Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:37 AM
So let's see if I have this straight. Then yen is losing value against the dollar which is losing value against just about everything else. BUT, then yen is not experiencing inflation?
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:06 AM
It's being intentionally weakened. If your economy emphasizes export you want a weaker currency, that's why the Chinese also weaken theirs.

Of course, if you gear toward export so much you neglect production for the domestic market, you get what happened to South Korea in the late 90s bubble.

It's all a balance.
windskisong Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:42 PM
Unfortunately, Mr. Kudlow is not just wrong, he's dangerously wrong.

All this chatter about a so-called global currency war is utter nonsense. All that is happening is the Japanese are wisely taking steps to increase liquidity and depreciate their vastly overpriced yen. They are doing this in order to avoid deeper and deeper deflation. That deflation will sink the Japanese economy for years to come if remedial actions are not taken.
 
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