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BOJ's bond holdings below book value for first time since 2013

Central bank saddled with unrealized losses of $6.3bn as interest rate hikes

At the end of September, the Bank of Japan had unrealized losses on its Japanese government bond holdings for the first time since an unconventional monetary easing in April 2013.

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan had unrealized losses of 874.9 billion yen ($ 6.3 billion) on its Japanese government bond holdings at the end of September, the central bank said on Monday.

It was the first time the BOJ had an unrealized loss on its JGB holdings since the central bank launched unconventional monetary easing in April 2013.

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