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Why Italian And Spanish Bonds Are Near Record Low Yields (In One Greater-Fool Chart)

•, Tyler Durden
 For those wondering why EURJPY is so high and why, despite an endless stream of disappointingly near-record-bad macro and micro data in Spain and Italy, yields are near record lows... wonder no more. As Reuters' Jamie McGeever reports, the Japanese bought Spanish and Italian government debt at the fastest pace in 5 years. As Abe increases his militaristic presence in Asia, perhaps his 'promise' to buy any and all European peripheral debt is just the handshake he needs to pressure China (through its largest export market).

 What do you do when the world is aware of the fact that domestic banks and pension funds are gorging on their own sovereign debt in a wildly systemic-risk-creating manner?

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