by Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani
currencies have been battered lately by talk of the U.S. Federal
tapering its massive stimulus program and analysts expect the pummeling
to continue as other major drivers that led the currencies to appreciate
now face pressure.
On top of funds flowing out of Asia on worries about the Fed
unwinding its asset-purchase program, Citi Research expects sovereign
risk re-assessment, weakness in the Japanese yen, and deteriorating current-account deficits to weaken regional currencies further in the months ahead.
“We think there is more weakness to come for most currencies as some
of the major drivers of Asia FX (forex) appreciation since the global
financial crisis are less supportive,” Johanna Chua, chief Asia
economist at Citi said in a report.
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