Japanese bond buyers scramble for supranational debt

09/3/2010 | Bloomberg

In their search for higher yields, Japanese investors are breaking records in purchases of supranational bonds, including debt issued by the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and the Nordic Investment Bank. As yields on U.S. Treasurys keep falling, Japan's bond buyers are turning to supranationals because they offer better returns without taking on additional risk, bond-fund managers and analysts said.

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