Bank of Japan moves needle for bond investors and issuers

By Rashmi Kumar
18 Sep 2020

The Bank of Japan has long been the driver of yields in the government bond market. It has increasingly become a key player in corporate bonds as well, creating opportunities for issuers and investors alike.

Two key dates this year stand out, amid the pandemic, for capital markets bankers in Japan. 

On April 27, the Bank of Japan said it would boost its existing holdings of commercial paper and corporate bonds to as much as ¥20tr ($188.7bn) from around ¥5tr, part of its monetary ...

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