TOKYO Aug 25 Japanese government bond prices
were steady to slightly firmer on Monday, with the yield curve
flattening at the longest end, helped by pension funds'
The 10-year cash bond yield stood flat at 0.505 percent
while the 20-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to
1.345 percent and the 30-year yield ticked down
1.0 basis point to 1.640 percent.
Longer maturities drew support from firmness in the U.S.
Treasury market, even ahead of a 40-year bond auction planned
The 10-year JGB futures price rose 0.03 point to 146.10
(Reporting by Masatsugu Hisatsune; Editing by Eric Meijer)