JGBis continue to climb as Japan extends buyback programme

Japanese inflation-linked bond (JGBi) performance has improved this year, as the Ministry of Finance has extended its buyback programme until December.

The ministry stepped up its original JGBi buyback programme last year, when JGBi prices were thrown into distress after the market dislocation caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Foreign investors such as hedge funds, the biggest buyers of the inflation-linked bonds, were hit by volatile markets and a spike in investor redemptions, and wer

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