TOKYO May 15 Superlong Japanese government bond
prices edged higher on Monday, taking their cue from firmer U.S.
Treasury prices and softer equities, though market activity was
The 20-year JGB yield shed 1 basis point to 0.590 percent
, while the 30-year JGB yield also
inched 1 basis point lower to 0.825 percent.
The benchmark 10-year cash JGB was so far
untraded, while 10-year JGB futures inched 0.02 point
higher to finish at 150.68.
Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.1 percent,
pulling away from last week's 17-month highs.
The benchmark U.S. 10-year yield was last at 2.332 percent
in Asian trading, not far from its Friday U.S. close
of 2.333 percent but below five-week peaks scaled last week.
Investors' risk appetite was tempered by U.S. economic data
on Friday that fell short of expectations, as well as another
missile test by North Korea over the weekend.
(Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)