Opinion: Samurai swipes mean Ninja strikes

Japanese loans bankers attempting to increase their yen business from foreign clients complain that the Samurai bond market is stealing their flows. They should not worry. Few other things can boost yen loan volumes like a splurge of Samurai bonds.

  • 14 Nov 2012


Tokyo-based loans bankers have been trying hard to convince their foreign clients to tap the yen loan market. It is, in many ways, an easy sell — Japanese banks are liquid and hungry for the returns that foreign borrowers would give them. But it also a necessary ...

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