Links: 2013-02-03

News links for 3 February 2013

Japan Finance Minister Models Policy After 1930s Stimulus - Bloomberg
"Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso says the government is imitating his Depression-era predecessor, Korekiyo Takahashi, who told the Bank of Japan (8301) to underwrite government debt to fund deficit spending.
“There is no one in the government, the bureaucracy or the BOJ who has experience in anti-deflation policy,” Aso said today in an interview on NHK television. “We can only learn from history,” he said, adding that the new administration is looking to Takahashi."
Ireland set for biggest bond issue since bailout - Irish, Business -
"EXPECTATIONS are rising that Ireland could issue a new 10-year benchmark bond for over €2bn as early as this month in what would be a...

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