Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Business Nov 8, 2019

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful. "This is one topic of our considerations," Aso told reporters Friday in Tokyo when asked about the potential ...

With Kuroda staying at the BOJ, Japanese firms rush to issue long debt

Business Feb 23, 2018

With Kuroda staying at the BOJ, Japanese firms rush to issue long debt

Japanese companies are selling superlong bonds amid expectations that Haruhiko Kuroda's reappointment as central bank governor will prolong easy monetary policy, even as increases in overseas yields put pressure on domestic market rates to rise. Less than a week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated ...