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JGBS: The Bank of Japan said Thursday it has decided to leave the frequency of
its Japanese government bond purchases in September unchanged from August.
- The BOJ largely left unchanged its purchase plans for each JGB maturity zone,
but did slightly lower its purchase plans per operation for JGBs with a
remaining life of 5-10 years to a range of Y300bln-Y500bln in September from a
range of Y350bln-Y550bln in August in line with its recent purchase patterns.
- On July 7, the BOJ increased the scale of 5-10 Year to Y500bln from Y450bln to
curb higher bond yields. But the scale was reduced to Y470bln on July 24, to
Y440bln on Aug. 16 and to Y410bln on Aug. 25 due to the drop in 10-year bond
yields caused by continued tight supply-demand conditions and geopolitical