Bank of Japan launched on Thursday its first special operation of buying an unlimited number of Japanese government bonds

Bank of Japan launched on Thursday its first special operation of buying an unlimited number of Japanese government bonds

By: Simon Furman | Where To Trade | On:Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Bank of Japan launched on Thursday its first special operation of buying an unlimited number of Japanese government bonds at a fixed price.

 BOJ announced two operations, one to buy two-year notes at -0.09 percent and the other one for a five-year debt at -0.04 percent.

Bank of Japan does this in order to maintain its yield-curve target. 

After this announcement, the yields on the  two-year and five-year Japanese government bonds fell. 
Also, the 10-year yield also fell after hitting 0.029 percent early in the morning.

The Bank of Japan adopted a new policy on 10-year government bonds in September, and this is BOJ's first bond operation since then. 

This shows BOJ's concerns over the recent rise in yields. 

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