16 Apr '11, 4am

DTN Singapore: Japan mulls "disaster bonds": TOKYO: Japan is considering issuing special bonds to fund reconstru...

TOKYO: Japan is considering issuing special bonds to fund reconstruction following last month's massive earthquake and tsunami, and imposing a new tax to repay the debt, a report said Saturday. The new bonds would be used to finance the rebuilding of infrastructure, creating jobs and supporting local businesses, the Nikkei newspaper reported without citing sources. Prime Minister Naoto Kan's embattled government has already said it is eyeing an initial budget of more than four trillion yen ($48 billion) to finance the first wave of reconstruction in Japan's devastated northeast. The total cost from collapsed or damaged houses, factories and infrastructure such as roads and bridges is estimated at 16-25 trillion yen over the next three fiscal years, according to the Cabinet Office. The upper estimate would put the disaster's financial impact at more than double the 9.6 tril...

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