- Following the earthquake in March 2011, the JPY saw significant strength, as expectations of repatriation flows grew, as Japanese Insurers would have to buy the local currency in order to cover damage and loss claims.
- Over a five-day period in March 2011, USD/JPY fell from 83.00 to 76.35 due to this effect. The Bank of Japan was forced to intervene against the broad JPY strength to bring the pair back to 81.00 on the 18th March.
Print 08:46, 07 Dec 2012 - Market Analysis - Source: RANsquawk
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