Global Markets: Yen under pressure, Asian stocks subdued
His comments emboldened yen bears, who took a fresh swipe at the currency. That saw the U.S. dollar hit a high of 89.67 yen , a level not seen since mid-2010, while the euro came within a whisker of 120.00 yen, scaling a 20-month peak."The confirmation that there's going to be a push for a new (BOJ) governor, that new governor is going to have a mandate of
2 percent inflation, that plus the fiscal stimulus is a major negative for the yen," said Callum Henderson, global head of FX research for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.
In contrast, equity markets had little news to go on, and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely changed, remaining near a 17-month
peak set on Friday.
Tokyo markets were closed for a public holiday.Having staged a 2-percent rally at the start of the year on growing optimism about the health of the global economy, stock markets appeared to be pausing for confirmation of a brighter global
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