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Investors from Japan may plough US$300b into Treasuries

With the Fed poised to raise interest rates, US Treasuries offer the most attractive yields
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 05:50

For yen-based investors, the US currency's appreciation boosted returns on Treasuries to 17 per cent over the past six months, the most among 26 bond markets tracked by Bloomberg and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies.


BACK in the 1980s, the billions of dollars that the Japanese ploughed into US government debt reflected the Asian nation's burgeoning economic might.

Now, they're at it again, only this time it's to eke out any return they can.

Yields on Japanese debt have been

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