Capital Markets

JGBs slip on profit-taking ahead of public holiday

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, as investors took profits ahead of a public holiday and a day after the benchmark yield slipped into negative territory for the first time. The 10-year JGB yield added 4 basis poi...

  • Tokyo markets

    Analysts expect bonds, yen, stocks to remain shaky

    TOKYO -- Many market players here are bracing for prolonged days of choppy moves in bonds, the yen and stocks, predicting a return of calm only after uncertainty hanging over the world economy clears. The Nikkei Stock Average plunged 5.4% to fini...

  • Negative interest rates

    Japan companies put off bond floats as yields dive

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies look to postpone new bond issuances as the possibility of negative returns deters investors. Reference yields on highly rated bonds from Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing and other blue-chip companies on the secondary mar...

  • FT: Europe steadies after Tokyo slide

    LONDON/HONG KONG -- European bourses are inching off recent lows even after Japanese stocks plunged and yields on the country's benchmark bonds turned negative as the global "risk-off" rout hit Asia. Investor fretting has caused a dash for tradit...

  • Japan bonds

    As 10-year yield turns negative, insiders say something has to give

    TOKYO -- The yield on the benchmark, newly issued 10-year Japanese government bond entered uncharted territory on Tuesday, dipping to minus 0.035%. The decline below zero followed the Bank of Japan's decision on Jan. 29 to set a negative interest rat...

  • Bond market

    Japan's long-term rate dips below zero

    TOKYO -- Japan's long-term rate fell into negative territory on Tuesday for the first time ever. The yield on the 10-year Japanese government bond hit minus 0.010 in afternoon trading.

  • Japan bond market

    10-year JGBs hit all-time low of 0%

    TOKYO -- Japanese government bonds fell Tuesday morning, with the benchmark 10-year yield briefly hitting 0.000%, down 0.040 percentage point from the previous day. The 10-year JGB hit an all-time low for the first time in two days, falling below the...

  • Bank of Japan policy

    Doubts hang over how low short rates will go

    TOKYO -- With a week to go until commercial banks feel the sting of the Bank of Japan's negative interest rate, money market watchers are trying to gauge the extent to which an influx of hitherto idle funds will depress short-term interest rates. ...

  • Catastrophe bonds

    Betting against disaster

    TOKYO -- With growing instability in financial markets and decent returns on traditional financial products ever harder to attain, many investors are turning to an unlikely source in order to diversify portfolios. Catastrophe bonds, commonly ref...

  • Negative interest rates

    Diminishing bond returns hit household financial products

    TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's decision to adopt negative interest rates will likely hurt individuals before it helps them, with banks cutting deposit rates while life insurance companies mull higher premiums. The yield on benchmark 10-year Japanes...

  • Negative interest rates

    Corporate bond yields drop, some into negative territory

    TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's decision to implement negative interest rates is weighing down corporate bond yields, raising concerns of a shrinking market as returns on better-ranked debt dip below zero. The Japan Securities Dealers Association pu...

  • JGBs steady with yields close to record lows

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady in cash trading on Thursday with the benchmark yield not far above a record low hit in the previous session, while JGB futures firmed in line with weaker equities. The benchmark 10-y...

  • JGB yields sink to record lows after BOJ shocks with negative rates

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese government bond yields sank to record lows on Friday after the central bank shocked markets by easing monetary policy through the adoption of negative interest rates. The Bank of Japan announced it will charge 0.1 perc...

  • Hans Hoogervorst

    Asia continues move toward international accounting standards

    Investors depend on sound financial information when making decisions about where to invest. The International Accounting Standards Board's mission is to develop reporting standards that give investors exactly that. We are working toward a global set...

  • China's money rates mixed as PBOC injects most cash in 3 years

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China's primary money rates were mixed on Tuesday after the central bank injected the most cash into money markets in three years, ahead of strong demand over the long Lunar New year holiday and amid reports of rising capital ou...

  • Banking regulation

    SMFG to issue first loss-absorbing debt for a Japanese lender

    TOKYO -- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will become the first Japanese bank holding company to issue a type of bond meant to buffer large financial institutions whose failure would have systemic consequences. Under new international rules respon...

  • Long-term JGBs fall as Nikkei gains

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese long-term government bonds fell Tuesday, with gains in stocks in Tokyo and Shanghai weighing on demand for safe-haven assets. The benchmark 10-year yield was down 0.015 percentage point at 0.215% around 0600 GMT. Bon...

  • Tata Steel

    S&P cuts credit rating as profitability takes hit from slump in prices

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Tata Steel will likely continue to reel under high debt levels and negative cash flows over the next two years, as profitability takes a hit from a slump in global prices amid a slowdown in demand, Standard & Poor's said, cutt...

  • Bond market

    Jitters grow for commodity-rich nations, junk-bond issuers

    TOKYO -- Concerns are mounting about the credit risks of high-yield bonds and the debt of commodity-exporting countries in light of the double whammy of the Chinese economic slowdown and U.S. exit from quantitative easing. While stock investors w...

  • JGBs rise after BOJ's buying operation as Nikkei's loss streak continues

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese long-term government bonds rose Friday, after the Bank of Japan's latest JGB-buying operation caused tight market conditions and as the benchmark Nikkei Stock Average extended its year-opening losing streak. The stoc...