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| Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:55 AM GMT

….Nikkei and the value of the yen seem to have a high correlation, which make sense based on the revenue impact of a weaker yen on corporate Japan.

The BoJ did not announce something today with respect to monetary policy but the news from Sony and Sharp announcing a loss should give us some thought about the condition of corporate Japan.

I would say it's important to look at it, even if Sony not explicated mention that there is a link between the loss and the strong yen, but their losing their competitiveness. Sharp seems to be the same case with the TV business but mention the impact of the yen on overseas sales.

Probably the yen down move in the first quarter of 2012 was a little too late for the fiscal year to help corporate Japan. Probably, corporate Japan is under pressure to repatriate further, cut cost etc. with an impact for a higher yen.

Yen short position based on CFTC data's is a bit lower, but still high compare to history and the jpy recovered well since mid March. Therefore, despite the bad news out of Japan the positioning should weight on a weaker yen for the time being. 


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