TOKYO, April 4 Japanese government bond futures
soared on Thursday and the benchmark JGB yield skidded to its
lowest in nearly a decade, after the Bank of Japan eased
Ten-year JGB futures rose as high as 145.94, close
to their record high of 145.98 hit last week, and were last up
0.46 point at 145.90.
The 10-year yield dropped 6 basis points to
0.490 percent, its lowest since June 2003.
The central bank said it will bring forward the timing of
open-ended asset buying and extend the duration of government
bonds it buys in its easing program.