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Japan's negative yields drawing record global investment

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 05:50

Tokyo

WHY would global investors buy Japanese government bonds (JGBs) with negative yields when US Treasuries offer the highest premium since 2010? The answer lies in swap markets.

The yield on two-year JGBs dropped to minus 0.03 per cent on Nov 20 for the first time since January

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