Besides verbal intervention, there is little Japan can do to obstruct the rise of the yen. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

In a Trumpian world, Japan may have little choice but to accept a stronger yen

  • Japan’s Ministry of Finance is unlikely to act to prevent a rise in the yen at a time when US President Donald Trump is accusing other countries of currency manipulation and complaining about Tokyo’s unfair relationship with Washington

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Besides verbal intervention, there is little Japan can do to obstruct the rise of the yen. Photo: Reuters
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Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jesse Friedlander
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jesse Friedlander

How the extradition bill crisis threatens Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar

  • The extradition bill risks undermining Hong Kong special status in the eyes of the international community. Any change could lead to a flight of capital, which would in turn threaten the city’s currency

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Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
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