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Japan's key bond yield falls on smooth 20-year bond auction

January 22, 2014

TOKYO , Jan. 23 -- ( Kyodo ) _ The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond ended lower Thursday following a smooth 20-year bond auction and declines in Tokyo shares. The yield on the No. 332, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.655 percent, down 0.020 percentage point from Wednesday's close. The price of the March futures contract for 10-year bonds rose 0.20 point to 144.35 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange .

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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