Nex and JBond launch first Japanese repo index

Index will help investors measure the effective cost of funding for Japanese government bonds

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Nex Data and JBond launch Japanese yen repo index rate in response to client interest

Nex Data and JBond have launched a repo index to measure the effective cost of funding for Japanese government bonds, the London-based company announced on July 17.

The JBond Nex Repo Index is the first repo index for Japanese markets and its launch comes as average month-end outstanding for 2017 reached Y160 trillion.

JBond is the primary electronic platform for trading Japanese repurchase agreements.

The new index takes the volume-weighted average of repo trades from transactions that use

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