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What explains today’s falling interest rates?

SOMETHING is amiss in global bond markets. This month, Sanofi, a French drugmaker, and Henkel, a German manufacturer of detergent, both issued bonds with a negative yield. Investors will make a guaranteed cash loss if they hold the assets to maturity. In July, Germany became the first euro-zone government to issue debt that promises to pay back to investors less than the sum it raised from them.
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