16 September 2016 at 5:12 GMT
Just when the world is most craving clarity on the future of Japan’s monetary policy, currency markets show it has become particularly hard to predict. With so little consensus on what Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will come up with for the Sept. 21 policy decision, Eaton Vance Corp. and a unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp. are abstaining from any positions in the yen, while JPMorgan Chase & Co. says some investors have closed out bets on declines in the dollar versus the yen. Such is the consternation that the options premium on contracts to buy the currency in a month’s time disappeared for the first time since November, before reversing course this week.
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