Impetus from overseas

Japan

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June could be a key month for Japan’s inflation-linked bond market. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will hold the first of four inflation-linked Japanese government bond (JGBi) auctions scheduled for this fiscal year, raising the amount outstanding from ¥900 billion ($8.4 billion) to ¥1.4 trillion. But it’s not the size of the auction that will have the biggest impact. For the first time, foreign investors will be able to buy JGBis, removing one of the major obstacles to future market growth.

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