Add currency wars to Asia’s geopolitical tensions next year as a result of the Abe landslide.
The Korean won/yen cross has strengthened a stunning 19.8 percent since June 4th. That’s a big move in relative prices and competitiveness between the two countries.
Large Japanese exporters, who have been suffering and adjusting to the strong yen, are now getting some relief and a massive boost from the currency move. Witness the move in the Nikkei.
Also note the strong correlation of won/yen cross and the Nikkei. Both peaked in March and bottomed on June 4th.
Blessed are the weak for they shall inherit the earth.
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