Business / Economy Apr 7, 2016

Japan is fast approaching the limits of quantitative easing

The Bank of Japan is running out of government bonds to buy. Its would-be counterparts have become increasingly unwilling to sell the debt that monetary policymakers have pledged to buy, and the most recently issued 30-year Japanese bond did not record a single trade during ...

Business Dec 7, 2013

Abe eyes cutting new bond issuance to ¥42 trillion in fiscal 2014

The Abe administration is considering curbing the new issuance of government bonds to around ¥42 trillion in fiscal 2014, down about ¥1 trillion from the initial state budget for the current fiscal year, due to a projected increase in tax revenues, sources said Saturday. Tax ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 20, 2013

BOJ's JGB holdings: ¥128 trillion

The outstanding balance of Japanese government bonds held by the Bank of Japan hit an all-time high of ¥127.88 trillion at the end of March, up 43.8 percent from the previous year, the bank's quarterly survey showed Wednesday. The surge apparently reflects the BOJ's expanded ...