Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Japanese investors return to Australian bonds as rates close to zero at home


Japanese taxi in rain tokyo, copyright peter hanami 2005
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"Aussie government bonds were the best performing bonds globally in the last quarter, gaining more than 5.5 per cent according to Bloomberg, Japanese investors have returned in their droves to the Australian bond market to escape the near zero rates of return on local assets"



Source: Growing risk of bonds squeeze: QIC
By Jonathan Shapiro
Australian Financial Review
Saturday 5th of July 2014, page 49