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JGB Yields Fall as BOJ Keeps Easy Policy

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TOKYO, Jan 21 Reuters Japanese government bond yields fell on Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady but warned of escalating risks to the economic outlook as new state of emergency measures rolled out this month hit consumption.

The BOJ maintained its policy targets under yield curve control YCC minus 0.1 for shortterm rates and around 0 for 10year bond yields at its policy meeting.

The 10year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.030, while the 20year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.440. The 30year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.655 and the twoyear JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.140.

The fiveyear yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.120.

Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

Source Reuters

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