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Japan's GPIF to raise ratio of foreign bonds in portfolio

Negative rates at home prompt 10-percentage point bump in fund allocation

Japan's giant pension fund GPIF will turn its eyes overseas for returns.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund has decided to raise the allocation of foreign bonds in its portfolio by 10 percentage points to 25%.

Faced with negative interest rates in the domestic government bond market, the fund will seek to invest more in foreign bonds that carry higher yields.

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