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Here’s one factor that could help keep global bond yields under control

A research paper from the Bank of Japan argues ageing demographics will help underpin global bond demand. Japan’s ageing demographics have contributed to almost half of the 6.4% fall in inflation-adjusted interest rates over the past 50 years . The Japan example is noteworthy, given the structural shift underway in […]
Here’s one factor that could help keep global bond yields under control
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Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life

“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and many centenarians, and even some supercentenarians (people who have reached the age of 110). These regions were named “blue zones” after the Belgian demographer Michel Poulain and the […]
Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life
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CHART: The move to later retirement is underway worldwide

The world’s population is ageing, and the retirement age is already trending up. Research by Societe Generale (SocGen) shows that the retirement age in OECD companies bucked a 35 year downward trend in 2005. It’s been climbing ever since: According to SocGen, the effective 1.6 year increase over the last […]
CHART: The move to later retirement is underway worldwide