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Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) – Bond Buying, Rate Expectations, and Fed Chair Powell

July 9, 2024

Via: DailyFX

The Bank of Japan’s most recent summary of market opinions, released earlier today, has highlighted a growing consensus among bond market participants: the need to curtail the central bank’s bond-purchasing program. While the BoJ currently acquires bonds worth about 6 trillion yen each month, market experts are proposing a significant reduction, recommending monthly purchases be downsized to between 2 and 4 trillion yen instead. A reduced bond-buying program would allow Japan interest rates to move higher, aiding the central bank as it looks to start the process of tightening monetary policy.

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