In theory, negative rates should spur increased lending to companies, which would then spend more, including on hiring more employees. Photo: Reuters

Markets’ limp response to negative rates underscores Japan’s confidence problem

Koichi Hamada says there is no sound reason for its markets to treat negative interest rates, which were meant to ease monetary conditions, as a signal of more risks to come

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In theory, negative rates should spur increased lending to companies, which would then spend more, including on hiring more employees. Photo: Reuters
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