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Wes Goodman
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 10, 2016
Japanese investors binge on debt abroad amid negative yields at home
Japanese investors are scooping up bonds overseas to flee negative yields at home, driving a global debt-market rally.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 1, 2015
BOJ bond holdings' profits top Zuckerberg's net wealth
The Bank of Japan made more on its bond holdings on paper in the past year than Mark Zuckerberg is worth.
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2015
Kuroda stimulus debate heats up as Toyota veteran set for board seat
The nomination of the Bank of Japan's newest board member is prompting investor speculation Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will find it easier to expand monetary stimulus.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 21, 2015
A lone voice, Morgan Stanley says BOJ is winning and will taper stimulus in 2016
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has at least one strategist that shares the optimism he is showing in the world's third-largest economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 1, 2015
Japan investors say weakening yen key to 'Abenomics' success
Two leading investment strategists have offered a rare bullish view of the market, saying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is achieving his goal of reviving the economy by weakening the yen, and there's more to come.
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 16, 2015
Beware the $300 billion shift into Treasuries coming from Japan
Back in the 1980s, the billions of dollars that the Japanese plowed into U.S. government debt reflected the Asian nation's burgeoning economic might.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 25, 2014
Abe consumption tax backfiring with more debt, not less
What started as a plan to reduce the national debt is turning into a reason to issue more bonds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2009
State taps taxis for bond-sale campaign
Japan is expanding efforts to attract buyers to the nation's growing debt load, flooding the backs of taxi cabs for the first time with pamphlets in the hopes of getting retirees to invest more money in bonds.

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