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Berkshire taps Japan's hunger for yields with $4bn bond debut

Tokyo investors flock to overseas blue-chip issues amid negative rates

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett enjoys an ice cream treat from Dairy Queen before a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.   © Reuters

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway headlined a record day in Japan's bond market Friday by setting the terms on a 430 billion yen ($4 billion) offering, the biggest yen-denominated issue ever by a foreign multinational.

The U.S. investment group is selling five-, seven-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-year bonds.

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