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Opinion

How the Bank of Japan can share its trading profits

Great share giveaway would be a major boost for individual investors

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The headquarters of Bank of Japan, pictured on May 22: the BOJ is currently sitting on an unrealized profit of 10 trillion yen.   © Reuters

Peter Tasker is an analyst with Tokyo-based Arcus Research.

If the Bank of Japan were a hedge fund, it would be congratulating itself on a blowout year, and getting ready to pay out enormous bonuses.

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