TOKYO, April 21 (IFR) - Japanese government bond prices
dipped slightly on Monday on a rise in Japanese shares, with the
benchmark 10-year yield unable to break strong support at 0.6
The 10-year JGB yield briefly touched a four-week low of
0.595 percent but edged back to 0.600 percent, up
0.5 basis point from Friday's settlement.
The 20-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 1.465 percent
, while the 30-year yield gained 0.5 basis point
to 1.685 percent.
Japanese shares hit a two-week high, led by gains in
nonbank lenders following media reports of deregulation in the
The Bank of Japan refrained from conducting its bond
purchase on Monday, causing slight disappointment among some
The 10-year JGB futures price was flat at 145.06 by the
(Reporting by Masatsugu Hisatsune; Editing by Joseph Radford)