Blind desire to buy bonds puts Japan investors at risk

Bursting with cash and intent on safety, investors in the country are piling into government debt and highly rated bonds, driving yields to historic lows. But in the hunt for return they risk overlooking deteriorating economic fundamentals and an uncertain political outlook, writes Asiamoney correspondent Mark B. Johnson.

  • 12 Aug 2009

The blows just keep on coming for Japan.

Unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso is counting down the days until the August 30 election amid rising public dissatisfaction with his Liberal Democratic Party. The country’s economy may well contract 4.7% this calendar year. The balance sheets of numerous companies ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 31,686.78 147 9.89%
2 HSBC 28,689.30 158 8.96%
3 JPMorgan 28,398.18 123 8.87%
4 Deutsche Bank 18,175.84 65 5.67%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 15,878.92 95 4.96%

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5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,686.63 26 5.79%

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2 ING 872.17 7 7.53%
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