The U.S. Dollar is at a 14 year low. Investors bailing for the Yen.
Also dampening the mood was the slumping dollar, which weakened to a new 14-year low below 85 yen, dragging down shares of Japan’s exporters like automaker Nissan and electronics maker Sharp.
“Investors were searching for shelter against the increased volatility and falls in risky assets,” Dariusz Kowalczyk, chief investment strategist for SJS Markets in Hong Kong, said in a note. “Many chose to opt for the Japanese yen.”
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