Editorial: A turning point

Author: | Published: 27 Mar 2017

Japanese bondholders have reacted strongly to the upcoming presidential elections in France. And if their behaviour on the debt financial markets is anything to go by, then France is headed for trouble. The country's investors have been buying a growing amount of offshore debt in the past year, driven out of their home nation by the bank of Japan's restrictive monetary policy and low – sometimes negative – fixed-rate returns on so-called JGBs. According to Bank of Japan data, they hold JPY 27 trillion...