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TOKYO, March 27 Japanese government bond prices were steady across the board as investors were reluctant to stake out positions ahead of the looming domestic fiscal year-end.
The benchmark 10-year JGB yield and the 30-year yield were both flat at 0.060 percent and 0.835 percent, respectively.
Trading volumes were low with many domestic institutional investors having closed their books ahead of the March 31 fiscal year-end.
There was also limited reaction in the market to gains in Treasuries after U.S. President Donald Trump's stunning political setback on Friday when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.
JGB futures did manage to eke out modest gains following the slump in Tokyo stocks as risk sentiment was hurt by Trump's setback. June 10-year JGB futures were up 0.06 point at 150.45 (Reporting by the Tokyo markets team; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
NEW YORK, June 28 The euro hit a one-year high against the dollar on Wednesday and German 10-year Bund yields continued to rise after doubling the previous day, on bets that Europe's and Britain's central banks are preparing to scale back economic stimulus.
WASHINGTON, June 28 U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Wednesday indicated Republican leaders want changes to their draft healthcare legislation completed this week so lawmakers could review the revised plan over next week's congressional recess.