Japan’s government is raising its assumptions for budget interest rates much higher

Japan’s government will raise its long-term interest rate estimate,
used to compile the state budget, to 1.9% for the next fiscal year from the current year’s 1.1%

  • the higher estimate reflects rising Japanese government bond yields on expectations of a near-term exit from ultra-loose monetary policy
  • pushes up the government’s debt-financing cost

The Nikkei carries the report, not citing sources. Headlines via Reuters

Don’t blame Bank of Japan Governor Ueda, he hasn’t done anything yet.

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source