The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond ended Monday below 0.5 percent for the first time in around 16 months on buying against the backdrop of higher prices of U.S. and European government bonds due to escalating tensions in
The yield on the No. 334, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.495 percent, down 0.005 percentage point from Friday's close.
Massive bond buying operations by the
The price of the September futures contract for 10-year bonds was up 0.06 point to 146.22 on the Osaka Exchange.
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