In Japan, the Government Gets Paid to Borrow Money

WSJ | 3/1/2016 | Anjani Trivedi
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Japan, the world’s most heavily indebted nation, is now getting paid to borrow.

The Japanese government for the first time Tuesday issued benchmark 10-year bonds with negative yields, meaning it is effectively charging investors for the privilege of lending it money.

That is the result of the topsy-turvy world of negative interest rates, which Japan entered earlier this year, when the country’s central bank began to charge...
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  • The governments have regulated businesses to the point where they can no longer function and then the governments keep printing money. This is what happens.
  • Negative interest rates are a great way for the government to pay down its debt. Funny but true.
    Communist, Socialist, Democrat, Republican, at this point, what difference does it make.
  • The world is awash in cash, but no where to spend it.
    Trump - Just saying what the rest won't
  • The best you can do is minimize the amount you lose on your cash.
  • America's youth does their part to help them out of debt by buying every anime, cosplay, and box of pocky available.
    It is time to put away the our toys and propaganda we've been taught as children and think for ourselves.
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