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Japan 10Y Bond Yield Flat before BOJ's Bond Buying Notice

TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Japan’s benchmark 10-year government bond yield ended flat on Thursday as investors awaited the Bank of Japan’s plans to buy bonds, while higher U.S. Treasuries yields weighed on sentiment.

The 10-year JGB yield was unchanged at 0.065%.

The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose one basis point to 1.5462% overnight, even as traders slowed their selling of U.S. Treasuries.

Yields on longer term notes fell, with the 20-year JGB yield losing 0.5 basis point to 0.445% and the 30-year JGB yield falling 0.5 basis point to 0.670%.

The 40-year JGB yield also fell one basis point to 0.750%.

The two-year JGB yield was flat at minus 0.125% and the five-year yield was also unchanged at minus 0.085%.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures fell 0.05 point to 151.37, with a trading volume of 29,675 lots.

Reporting by Tokyo markets team; editing by Jason Neely

Source: Reuters

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