March 20, 2019 / 6:39 AM / 3 months ago

JGBs fall tracking German Bunds, U.S. Treasuries ahead of Fed decision

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices fell on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses in German Bunds and U.S. Treasuries, as traders awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy decision due later in the day.

Ten-year JGB futures fell 0.08 points to 152.73, with a trading volume of 24,819 lots.

The key 10-year cash JGB yield rose one basis point to minus 0.040 percent.

The super-long sector followed suit, with the 20-year and the 30-year yields adding one basis point each to 0.390 percent and 0.565 percent, respectively.

Japan’s longest 40-year yield climbed 1.5 basis points to 0.630 percent.

On Tuesday, the benchmark German 10-year Bund yield rose 2.3 basis points to 0.113 percent, driving the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield up along with it by 1.1 basis points to 2.612 percent. (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Shreejay Sinha)

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