TOKYO, April 9 Reuters Japanese government bond futures edged higher in subdued trade on Friday as dealers took stock of bond auctions this week that were largely met with healthy demand.
Sentiment for fixed income was slightly bullish, but investors avoided taking out big positions before important auctions of U.S. Treasuries and the release of U.S. consumer price data next week, analysts said.
Benchmark 10year JGB futures rose 0.01 point to 151.31, with a trading volume of 13,196 lots.
The 10year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.100. The 20year JGB yield was flat at 0.465.
The 30year JGB yield was flat at 0.670.
At the long end, the 40year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.710.
The fiveyear yield rose 0.5 basis point to minus 0.095.
The twoyear JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.130.
Reporting by the Tokyo markets team, Editing by Sherry JacobPhillips