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COLUMN-Funds’ short yen bets to test Japan’s intervention resolve: McGeever

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Hedge funds are wagering one of their biggest bets against the Japanese yen in years, pushing Japanese authorities’ tolerance of the currency’s slide towards new 34-year depths to the limit. The latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show that funds increased their net short yen position to more than 120,000 contracts in the week ending Feb. 20 from just over 111,000 the week before. That’s a $10 billion, leveraged bet on the yen weakening.

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