April 18, 2018 / 4:09 AM / a year ago

JGBs little changed, capped by rallying equities

TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Wednesday, with the debt market capped firmly as equities rallied and reduced investor demand for safe-haven assets.

The five-year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.115 percent.

The 10-year benchmark JGB yield was also flat, at 0.035 percent.

The 30-year yield stood unchanged at 0.705 percent.

JGBs received some support as the Bank of Japan conducted a regular debt-buying operation. The central bank bought 1.03 trillion yen ($9.60 billion) of one- to 10-year JGBs on Wednesday.

Japan’s Nikkei share average raced to a seven-week high as risk sentiment recovered after Wall Street rose overnight on earnings hopes, lifting shares across the board. ($1 = 107.3100 yen) (Reporting by the Tokyo markets team Editing by Eric Meijer)

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