Theresa Barraclough

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State taps taxis for bond-sale campaign

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. "Government bonds are worth another look," the Finance ...

Business Mar 14, 2009

Issuance fears have bondholders favoring Aso

Prime Minister Taro Aso, whose approval rating has slumped, may still have the support of bondholders due to perceptions that the current administration is more reluctant to sell debt than a new government formed by the opposition might be. "As a bond investor, I want ...

BOJ urged to tackle credit crunch more aggressively

Business Dec 10, 2008

BOJ urged to tackle credit crunch more aggressively

Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa may be forced to adopt more aggressive measures to ease the credit shortage bedeviling companies, economists say. The BOJ may have to augment last week's decision to accept lower-grade corporate debt as collateral for loans to commercial banks by ...