Retiree debt time bomb to hit sovereign yields

The cost of supporting an ageing population may become ‘unsustainable’ and lead to a damaging spike in bond yields unless governments take immediate action, warns BIS

Sovereign bond investors have expressed concern over demographic shifts in advanced economies, after a Bank for International Settlements report warned of the “enormous costs” associated with rapidly ageing populations.

In the report, The Future of Public Debt: Prospects and Implications, economists Stephen Cecchetti, MS Mohanty

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