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October 27, 1999
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These Principal Terms and Conditions prescribe the principles for the Bank of Japan's outright purchase/sale of treasury discount bills (purchase/sale of treasury bills [TBs] and financing bills [FBs] without repurchase agreements) with the aim of facilitating money market operations.
At the Head Office (Operations Department) of the Bank.
Treasury discount bills (TBs and FBs).
A multiple-price competitive auction shall be conducted for each purchase/sale where counterparties bid "yield spreads," which are calculated by subtracting the "benchmark yields" (yields which the Bank respectively determines for each issue with consideration for market price) from the yield at which counterparties desire to purchase/sell securities from/to the Bank.
The purchasing/selling price for each issue is calculated by using the yield obtained by adding the yield spread accepted by the Bank to the benchmark yield for the corresponding issue.
Taking into account conditions in financial markets, the Bank shall determine specifications necessary for purchases/sales, including dates, amount of securities to be purchased/sold, counterparties, and issues to be purchased/sold, for each purchase/sale. With the aim of facilitating money market operations, issues to be purchased/sold shall be determined based on such factors as remaining maturity.