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Biggest economies face US$7.7t bond tab as bull run fades

Global bonds posted their biggest quarterly decline on record in the final three months of 2016, according to Bloomberg Barclays World Bond Indices.


GOVERNMENTS of the world's leading economies have about US$7.7 trillion of debt maturing in 2017, with most facing higher borrowing costs as a three-decade bull market for bonds shows signs of running out of steam.

The amount of sovereign bills, notes and bonds coming due...