Tag Archives: Nomura Securities

Japan Post Bank’s ¥171.6tr trove goes abroad, JGBs shrink

For the first time since it ceased to be a government department in 2008, Japan Post Bank has ended a financial year with JGBs accounting for less than 70% of its now 171.6tr yen securities portfolio, just published summary annual … Continue reading

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Nikkei: Kyle Bass betting against JGBs and the currency

The founder of Texas-based Hayman Capital, Kyle Bass, who foresaw the US sub-prime market going pear-shaped and made millions from the view, is betting against Japan Government Bonds and the yen, according to a story in the [subscription only] Nikkei. The … Continue reading

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REITs about to hit 20 trillion yen as institutions diversify

With Japan’s private and public property trusts bulking up to accommodate pension funds’ wish for diversification, the sector looks set to close the year well above the 17.8 trillion yen at which it started.  STB Research Institute puts the … Continue reading

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DC not doing it for over 60% of plan members

Ten years after they were introduced, defined-contribution savings schemes are not delivering for their members. So says Masatake Maeda, Senior Economist at the Japan Center for Economic Research, writing on [the subscription only] website eNikkei.com under the headline “Japan’s 401 … Continue reading

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