Quarter of World's Equity Now in Less-Than-Zero Land: Chart

Even as the U.S. Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs, a big chunk of the rest of the world is doing the opposite, with Japan last week becoming the latest to adopt negative rates. With that move, 26 percent of the market value of the world’s companies worth more than $2 billion are based in economies being aided by extraordinary monetary stimulus. The rest remains in positive-rate territory -- for now.

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