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Japan's life insurers keep giving JGBs the cold shoulder

Superlow interest rates make them turn to foreign bonds instead

TOKYO -- Japan's life insurers continue to distance themselves from the country's bonds as they diversify investments in a persistently ultralow interest rate environment.

Out of 10 companies interviewed by The Nikkei, five said they will cut back their Japanese government bonds holdings in the second half of fiscal 2017, while nine will increase their foreign bond holdings.

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