US$13 trillion in bonds with negative yieldsBusiness | 27 Dec 2019 9:23 am
Would you pay someone to lend money to them?
The practice has become more common around the world — US$13 trillion in bonds globally had negative yields as of November, according to Deutsche Bank. Much of that total is from Japan, France and Germany, countries that account for nearly a quarter of all the world’s bonds.
This is the result of shock-therapy by the European Central Bank and others to try to jolt their economies and inflation higher.-AP