the yen


: the value of the yen compared with the value of the money of other countries
The yen fell against the U.S. dollar.

Examples of the yen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Japanese economy is also in a tricky spot right now—the country’s declining birth rate is well-documented, and the yen is weak. Allie Garfinkle, Fortune, 4 June 2024 The biggest driver for the yen weakening is a wide interest rate gap with the Federal Reserve. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune Asia, 3 June 2024 The dollar is more attractive and stable than the euro, the rupee, the yen, or the renminbi. Ro Khanna, Foreign Affairs, 20 Dec. 2022 Among the hottest trending spots on Mastercard’s list is Tokyo, where the yen is down significantly compared to the U.S. dollar, as well as fair-weather favorites including Aruba in the Caribbean and Cancun, Mexico, which are in the top 10. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 While the Bank of Japan raised rates in March for the first time in 17 years, interest rates there are so low compared with the United States that the yen has been stuck in a weak position. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Japan recorded a trade deficit for the third straight fiscal year as the costs of energy and other imports rose and the yen remained weak. Yuri Kageyama, Fortune Asia, 17 Apr. 2024 On Wednesday, the yen dipped to its lowest level since 1990, and Japanese officials reiterated their desire for stability in exchange rates. Elaine Kurtenbach, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2024 High rates and a strong currency in the US have kept Japan’s 10-year yields and the yen under pressure. Toru Fujioka, Fortune Asia, 19 Mar. 2024

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“The yen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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