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BOJ faces call to release handbrake, let longer yields rise

An increase to above one per cent in 20- and 30-year bond yields might spark investor buying

Published Mon, Mar 6, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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THE Bank of Japan is caught in a quandary. To let bond yields rise or not.

Governor Haruhiko Kuroda wants to make longer-maturity debt more attractive by letting yields move higher, yet doing so will put pressure on his efforts to keep 10-year borrowing costs close to zero.

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