Japan's key bond yield ends flat after BOJ buying operation

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond ended flat Friday as early selling on a rise in U.S. Treasury yields was offset by purchases following a Bank of Japan bond-buying operation.

The yield on the No. 350, 0.1 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.055 percent, unchanged from Thursday's close.

The price of the June futures contract for 10-year bonds rose 0.01 point to 150.70 on the Osaka Exchange.

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