Back to business - with a prayer

People offering prayers on the first business day of the year at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Japan's benchmark bond yield fell to the lowest in more than two years as a stronger yen and a slowdown in global manufacturing spurr
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People offering prayers on the first business day of the year at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Japan's benchmark bond yield fell to the lowest in more than two years as a stronger yen and a slowdown in global manufacturing spurred demand for the assets as a haven.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 05, 2019, with the headline 'Back to business - with a prayer'. Print Edition | Subscribe