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Mariko Sakaguchi

BOJ paying banks to boost pandemic relief, compensates for negative interest rates

Aug 13 2020

TOKYO As the Bank of Japan tries to pump more funds to companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is offering banks hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses, a move analysts say is aimed at easing the side-effects of its negative interest rate policy.

UPDATE 1-Japan's Fukoku Life plans to boost stocks, foreign bonds without FX hedge

Apr 14 2020

TOKYO, April 14 Japan's Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance plans to step up investments in risk assets such as stocks and foreign bonds, seeking portfolio diversification to secure a steady income to offset low global bond yields, a senior official said.

Japan's Fukoku Life triples domestic stock investment as yields tumble

Oct 17 2019

TOKYO Japan's Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co plans to triple its investment in domestic stocks this fiscal year as global monetary easing has crushed overseas bond yields, reducing the appeal of foreign debt.

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