A pedestrian walks in front of a board displaying the exchange rate of the Japanese yen against the US dollar in Tokyo on February 6, 2017. The yen has historically been a bellwether for Japanese investor confidence on investing abroad. Photo: AFP
David Brown
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Macroscope by David Brown

Why a global trade war might confound investors’ flight to the Japanese yen for safety

David Brown says given the state of the Japanese economy and trade war fears, the yen is not necessarily a safe haven for investors

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A pedestrian walks in front of a board displaying the exchange rate of the Japanese yen against the US dollar in Tokyo on February 6, 2017. The yen has historically been a bellwether for Japanese investor confidence on investing abroad. Photo: AFP
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