JGB futures fall sharply, TSE briefly suspends trading

TOKYO, April 10 Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:05am EDT

TOKYO, April 10 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond futures fell sharply on Wednesday evening, prompting the Tokyo Stock Exchange to briefly halt trading while the 10-year cash bond yield rose to a four-week high.

The June futures contract fell as low as 143.45 while the 10-year cash bond yield rose 10.5 basis points on the day to 0.630 percent, its highest level since mid-March.

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