Bank of Japan officials are increasingly concerned the nation’s bond market is failing to reflect emerging inflation, raising the risk of a sudden surge in yields, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan’s ruling party is considering loosening restrictions on the consumer-finance industry to provide more options for borrowers to obtain credit, according to a lawmaker who is pushing the initiative.
Forty-three percent of economists in a Bloomberg News survey forecast the Bank of Japan will expand monetary stimulus in July, down from 44 percent in a survey earlier this month. Following are the results of the most recent survey, conducted April 16 to 21.
Cnooc Ltd. led $9.7 billion of dollar-denominated debt sales this week, the busiest period for Asian issues since January, as Chinese companies from State Grid Corp. to Lenovo Group Ltd. consider bonds.