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JGB Yields Fall as 10-Year Auction Draws Solid Response

TOKYO, March 2 (Reuters) - Yields on Japanese government bonds fell on Tuesday after an auction of 10-year notes received solid demand, easing concerns about a recent global sell-off in sovereign debt.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.27 point to 151.08, with a trading volume of 29,280 lots.

The 10-year JGB yield fell 2 basis points to 0.130%.

Earlier on Tuesday a government auction of 10-year bonds received bids worth 3.14 times the 2.1 trillion yen ($19.66 billion) in notes that were sold.

The 20-year JGB yield fell 2.5 basis points to 0.505%, while the 30-year JGB yield fell 2.5 basis points to 0.700%.

At the long end of the curve, the 40-year JGB yield was unchanged 0.780%.

The five-year yield fell 1 basis point to minus 0.075%.

At the short end, the two-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.125%.

$1 = 106.8200 yen

Reporting by the Tokyo markets team, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

Source: Reuters

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