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Japan's key bond yield rises on Tokyo shares' sharp gains

February 21, 2014

TOKYO, Feb. 21 -- (Kyodo) _ The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond ended higher Friday as Tokyo shares' sharp gains prompted traders to lock in recent gains in bond prices.

The yield on the No. 332, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.595 percent, up 0.010 percentage point from Thursday's close.

The price of the March futures contract for 10-year bonds declined 0.07 point to 145.05 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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