SIFMA Recommends a Full Market Close on April 7 and an Early Market Close April 10 in Japan in Observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays

New York, N.Y., March 23, 2023 — SIFMA has confirmed its previous recommendations for a full market close on Friday, April 7 and an early market close on Monday, April 10, 2023, for the trading of U.S. dollar-denominated fixed income securities in Japan in observance of the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays.

These recommendations apply to trading of U.S. dollar-denominated government securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, over-the-counter investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, municipal bonds and secondary money market trading in bankers’ acceptances, commercial paper and Yankee and Euro certificates of deposit.

SIFMA’s recommended early and full market closes are recommendations only; each member firm should decide for itself whether its fixed income departments remain open for trading. All SIFMA recommendations are subject to change due to market conditions.

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