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Daily Intelligence Briefing for June 2nd, 2014

 

Today’s Issue Cluster: Currencies  

  • The US dollar remains the global currency of choice
  • The currency wars are coming back with a slew of central banks alarmed at local currency strength
  • China’s yuan is down 3% this year against the dollar, reversing 15 months of gains
  • Japan’s yen and South Korea’s won are both up against the dollar for the year to date … the won’s at a 6-year high
  • Thailand’s junta’s new advisors include the finance minister who imposed currency controls in 2006
  • Venezuela imports 80% of what it consumes … higher inflation and more devaluations loom … and multi-national write-downs
  • Multinationals are looking to hedge more of their currency exposure, particularly in volatile emerging market

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