Thursday, August 23, 2007

Japanese Central Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged

Today japanese central bank kept the interest rate unchanged at 0.5%. That's good news from yen carry trade perspective. Yen is trading at 116.27 against the U.S.Dollar and thus fear of dollar falling further against the yen is well contained at the moment. Equities are consolidating across the world after sharp sell off, commodities like copper, alumunium, lead, nickel, zinc, crude oil are also cooling. This is good news from inflation perspective but also raises the concerns about slowing economic growth in the developed world.