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Negative Rates – Naughty Or Nice?

UBS | The Bank of Japan has now fearlessly (sort of fearlessly) embraced negative interest rates. The negative rates will not be comprehensively applied in Japan, but yet another central bank has broken through zero. Rates are, or have been, negative in Japan, the Euro area, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. From an economic point of view what does this mean? There are good and bad aspects to negative interest rates.