Yen tanks as FX market adjusts to central bank rate decisions

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By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Japanese yen tumbled against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan bucked a wave of tightening and stuck with its ultra-accommodative stance, adding to soaring volatility in currency markets hit by a series of rate hikes this week. Currency markets have been roiled by one of the biggest runs of monetary policy tightening in decades, including the Federal Reserve’s mid-week three-quarters-of-a-percentage-point rate increase, its biggest since 1995, and the Swiss National Bank’s surprise decision to hike rates by 50 basis points. Japan’s central ba…

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