'Vaguely troubling': Negative yielding debt hits $US17 trillion | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Vaguely troubling': Negative yielding debt hits $US17 trillion

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has underlined the extent to which once "unthinkable" financial trends are now "routine," after the global stock of debt with negative interest rates hit $US17 trillion ($25 trillion).

In its latest quarterly review, the BIS noted that as global interest rates have plunged, the amount of corporate and government debt trading at negative rates has surged.

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