JGBs slightly firmer as BOJ maintains superlong buying rate

TOKYO Wed May 14, 2014 2:27am EDT

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TOKYO May 14 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were slightly firmer on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan maintained its stimulatory bond purchases of superlong maturities, despite a report earlier this week that it would cut back its buying.

Ten-year JGB futures prices edged up 0.06 point to 145.10 while the cash 10-year bond yield ticked down 0.5 basis point to 0.600 percent.

The 30-year bond yield stood flat at 1.705 perecnt .

(Reporting by Takahiro Okamoto; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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