Australia keeps CGS market

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The Australian financial community has welcomed the government’s decision to keep a liquid government bond market, scrapping a controversial plan to pay off its outstanding debt worth A$62.1 billion ($39.8 billion).

The government “accepted everyone’s argument correctly that the bond market forms a critical part of the Australian financial market and bond traders breathed a sigh of relief”, says Peter Jolly, Sydney-based head of research, global markets division, at National Australia

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