TOKYO, April 2 (IFR) - Japanese government bond prices
dipped on Wednesday as Tokyo stocks rallied, dimming the allure
of safe haven debt.
A rise in longer-term U.S. Treasury yields on Tuesday
following upbeat U.S. manufacturing data also weighed on JGBs.
The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 1 basis
point to 0.625 percent.
The June 10-year JGB futures slipped 0.11 point to
As expected, the Bank of Japan offered to buy 900 billion
yen ($8.69 billion) in JGBs, in a regular operation designed as
part of the central bank's massive monetary easing.
Market players said the operation helped slow the rise in
($1 = 103.5750 Japanese Yen)
(Reporting by Masatsugu Hisatsune; Editing by Kim Coghill)