Japan Spirals into Bankruptcy?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by observer67, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. If Japan is at such risk of bankruptcy, why is its currency going up & up?
    #41     Sep 17, 2010
  2. carry trade unwind... writing's on the wall.
    #42     Sep 17, 2010
  3. But if it were mainly from unwinding of positions, wouldn't that imply a temporary imbalance in which case the BoJ intervention would not have been needed?
    #43     Sep 17, 2010
  4. dtan1e


    everyone seems to focus on jpn's hugh debt but why do they not see the hugh assets they also have? jpn is the 2nd largest holder of t bonds thats provided they unload before china does
    #44     Sep 17, 2010
  5. @risktaker...

    no, the unwind was precisely why intervention was needed.

    the carry-trade involves selling yen (borrowing it) for cheap, and using the money to invest in other assets (a lot have gone into treasuries).

    may 6th (flash crash) marked the beginning of the unwind of that trade (buying back yen) and has been going steady ever since.
    #45     Sep 17, 2010
  6. dtan1e


    thank u for the clarification
    #46     Sep 17, 2010
  7. Chinese government bought record sums of Japanese and Korean bonds. A scholar with Chinese government affiliation threatened to dump U.S. bonds in a yesterday's article.
    #47     Sep 17, 2010
  8. Japan's debt could suddenly spiral out of control

    It is widely known that Japan has a debt-to-GDP ratio of over 300 percent, by far the highest of all industrialized countries. The 300 percent mark is also sometimes called the point of no return, as the debt mountain is very likely to only grow faster from that point on, with interest payments alone amounting to a double-digit share of total national income.

    Complete article-:

    #48     Sep 18, 2010
  9. Japan should beg China to colonize them. why not? The Chinese have culturally colonized japan for the last 2000 years
    #49     Sep 18, 2010
  10. Japan was bombed with atom bomb and Japan became the number 2 economy. USA dropped the atom bomb and USA became number 1 economy. Surprising isn't it.
    #50     Sep 18, 2010