JGBs capped as Tokyo stocks stretch gains

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Japanese government bond prices were capped firmly on Tuesday, as equities stretched gains amid continued improvement in investor risk appetite and curbed demand for safe-haven debt. The 10-year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.025 percent and the 20-year yield edged up half a basis point to 0.420 percent. The 30-year yield was also half […]

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Japan economy rebounds in Q4 but trade frictions remain a concern

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s economy expanded in the fourth quarter as business and consumer spending recovered from natural disasters, however global trade protectionism remained a concern for the country. The 1.4 per cent annualised expansion in October-December matched the median estimate in a Reuters poll. It followed a revised 2.6 per cent annualised contraction in July-September as floods and an […]

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Japan seeking big concessions from Britain in trade talks

Japan is seeking tougher concessions from Britain in trade talks than it secured from the EU, while negotiations between London and Tokyo are also being slowed by the looming risk of no-deal Brexit. Japanese trade negotiators are confident they can extract better terms, the Financial Times reported, in a sign of the mounting difficulties facing UK officials as they attempt […]

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SoftBank’s C.E.O. Insists That the Company Is Undervalued. Is It?

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.__________ Masayoshi Son hates it when the numbers don’t add up. The SoftBank chief executive spent about an hour on Wednesday complaining that investors must be doing their sums incorrectly to value his conglomerate at $84 billion, some $110 billion less […]

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JGBs edge higher as central bank conducts bond-buying operation

TOKYO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Japanese government bond prices edged up across the board on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan conducted a regular debt-purchasing operation and helped tighten supply. Overnight gains by U.S. Treasuries following a weaker-than-expected January U.S. service sector index release also buoyed JGBs. The five-year and 10-year JGB yields each fell half a basis point to […]

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