Monday, September 21, 2015

Japan printing money because it has no choice

In America many cities are basically bankrupt as well as some states or semi states like Puerto Rico. Then, have a look at Japan, the Japanese situation is very serious in the long run because if interest rates, they are now on 10 years JGBs 0.03% but already at these very very low rates, Japan pays, I think close to 45% of tax revenues go to payment of interest on the debt. Now if the interest rates went up on JGBs to say 1%, all the tax revenues would have to be used to pay the interest on the debt! 

In my view, Japan has no other option but to print money or default and that will then imply that the Yen will then become weaker and so forth.

*Last update : Sep 21, 2015