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Japan's key bond yield falls to 0.605%

May 2, 2014

The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond ended lower Friday.

The yield on the No. 333, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.605 percent, down 0.010 percentage point from Thursday's close.

Investors turned to safe-haven Japanese government bonds as the key stock index fell ahead of U.S. jobs data due out later Friday.

The price of the June futures contract for 10-year bonds rose 0.12 point to 145.09 on the Osaka Exchange.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire