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IMF Sees Risk Japan’s Debt Could ‘Quickly Become Unsustainable’

November 24, 2011

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s debt could “quickly become unsustainable,” should yields for government bonds rise from current levels, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released on its website yesterday. “Market concerns about fiscal sustainability could result in a sudden spike in the risk premium” on government bonds, the IMF said.

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