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Fading Trump frenzy slows decline of government bond prices

Market rethinks inflation hopes on worries over protectionism, oil prices

TOKYO -- Closer scrutiny of President-elect Donald Trump's policies has contributed to fading expectations for inflation, which in turn have slowed the global decline in government bond prices that had accelerated after his election victory.

Citi's World Government Bond Index began shifting downward after peaking in July, when the world was reeling from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. This drop gained speed after the U.S. election Nov. 8.

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