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Tokyo could be paid for bonds as yields go below zero

NEGATIVE 'GAIN': A negative figure at a two-year offering this week would be the first for the nation's coupon-bearing notes.


BANK of Japan (BOJ) easing has raised the prospect of the nation's first bond auction in which the government is paid to borrow.

Two-year yields dropped to a record minus 0.04 per cent in the secondary market on Dec 19 after the central bank pushed forward with a plan to