Japan's key bond yield up after U.S. Treasury prices decline

Japan Economic Newswire |

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond rose in negative territory Friday as the debt was sold after overnight declines in U.S. Treasury prices and ahead of Japan's three-day weekend.

The yield on the No. 355, 0.1 percent issue, the main barometer of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at minus 0.120 percent, up 0.025 percentage point from Thursday's close.

The price of the September futures contract for 10-year bonds declined 0.24 point to 153.38 on the Osaka Exchange.

==Kyodo

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