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Bank of Japan Accounts (October 31)

7 days ago

November 5, 2019
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
221,469,240
Japanese government securities
484,844,756,867
Commercial paper2
2,181,385,112
Corporate bonds3
3,238,147,607
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
795,336,683
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
27,917,046,534
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
531,701,481
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
48,020,616,000
Foreign currency assets7
6,718,117,532
Deposits with agents8
13,486,565
Others
746,917,158
Total
575,670,234,193

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
107,510,079,513
Current deposits

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Ninth Meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks

11 days ago

November 1, 2019
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Japan
The ninth meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks was held on November 1, 2019.
The items discussed at the meeting are available on the "Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks" page of the Bank of Japan’s website. The meeting minutes of the ninth meeting will be released on the same page.
Inquiries
Market Infrastructure Division, Financial Markets Department
E-mail : [email protected]

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Financial System Report (Oct. 2019)

19 days ago

October 24, 2019
Bank of Japan
Full text [PDF 5,852KB]
Summary [PDF 744KB]
Features of and motivations behind the October 2019 issue of the Report
This October 2019 issue of the Report provides analyses with a particular focus on the following three areas.
First, this issue provides an analysis and assessment of potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with the overseas exposure of Japanese banks. The motivation is that financial institutions, particularly major banks, have increased overseas lending and overseas credit investment such as leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) since the global financial crisis, and accordingly have increased connectedness with overseas.
Second, this issue provides an analysis of

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