Picture the scene. Concerned about the strength of the US dollar, President Donald Trump meets with world leaders to seal a deal to further US interests.
11% return for the month
Japanese yen a safe haven
Jesper Koll, head of Japan at WisdomTree, takes a closer look at the 'outlier scenarios' he worries could have large investment implications.
Tencent topples Apple, petro-yuans & Bitcoin crashes: Saxo Bank's ten Outrageous Predictions for 2018
Gallery of contrarian forecasts
Ex-Citigroup and UBS trader appeals ban
Government requires 'boldness' to overcome long-term challenges
Gains for yen and Nikkei 225
Transfixed by Trump, Brexit and Le Pen, it is increasingly obvious that we have all become too addicted to banging on about the macro and politics.
Confidence in the Abe administration
Eight day of successive gains
Increased M&A activity
Helped by weaker yen
Ian Pizer reveals his key trades for the new year
Sluggish growth and weak domestic spending
Candidates clash as campaign heats up
Taken new policy measures
Helped by foreign currency exposure
Global makets 'riddled' with uncertainty
Comments from EFGAM's chief economist
European and Japanese equities failed to rise after central bank action
The Japanese yen hit a multi-year low of ¥125 to the dollar in June last year, a significant 40% decline from its peak of around ¥75 in October 2011. As a result, the weak Japanese yen drove corporate earnings to record highs in the last few years.