World Risks ‘Perfect Storm’ on Capital Flows, Carstens Says – Bloomberg 02-05-13

Salient to Investors:

Banco de Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens said:

  • A perfect storm may be forming as risk appetite has returned and the search for yield is in full force: concerns of asset-price bubbles fed by credit booms are starting to appear.
  • Japan is actively pursuing a depreciating real exchange rate strategy.
  • Avoidance of the US fiscal cliff, gradual and steady progress of reforms in Europe, and faster growth in China have improved market sentiment.

The risk of a currency war has surfaced as monetary easing from Japan to the U.S. spurs demand for higher-yielding assets and boosts inflows into emerging markets.

Mitul Kotecha at Credit Agricole said he wouldn’t go as far to suggest a full-blown currency war, but tensions and frictions started off by Japan will intensify.

Read the full article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/world-may-face-perfect-storm-on-capital-flows-carstens-says.html

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