TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Yields on Japan’s 10-year government bonds ended flat on Wednesday as investors showed scant response to a moderately weak outcome of Bank of Japan’s bond-buying operations.
The market also shrugged off a rise in U.S. Treasuries yields overnight after strong retail sales data.
The 10-year JGB yield was flat at 0.070%.
U.S. Treasuries and benchmark 10-year note yields reached as high as 1.646% in early Asia, a three-week high.
Yields on longer-end notes rose, with the 20-year JGB yield gaining 0.5 basis point to 0.470% ahead of an auction for the debt with the same maturity on Thursday.
The 30-year JGB yield also rose 0.5 basis point to 0.680% and the 40-year JGB yield rose one basis point to 0.730%.
The two-year JGB yield was flat at minus 0.125% and the five-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.085%. Benchmark 10-year JGB futures fell 0.04 point to 151.62, with a trading volume of 17,078 lots.
(Reporting by Tokyo markets team)