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The Effects of a Month of Negative Rates in Japan – Yahoo Finance

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The Bank of Japan shocked markets in January with negative rates. The policy had immediate effects on financial markets, even before it actually started on February 16.

Although most analysts don’t expect a change on Tuesday, they are expecting the central bank eventually to cut the rate further. Here’s a look at some effects of negative rates:

About 70 percent of government bonds have a yield of zero or below, meaning investors are paying to hold the debt.

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