October 25, 2019 / 6:05 AM / 22 days ago

JGBs mostly steady as investors await central bank decisions

TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond (JGB) prices were mostly steady on Friday, as investors awaited key central bank policy meetings in the United States and Japan, due next week.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures fell 0.10 point to 154.11, with a trading volume of 13,463 lots, in late afternoon trade.

The key 10-year cash JGB yield was flat at minus 0.150%.

In the super-long zone, the 20-year and the 30-year yields stood flat at 0.240% and 0.385%, respectively, while the 40-year yield fell 1 basis point to 0.410%.

At the shorter end of the curve, the two-year and the five-year yields rose 1 basis point each to minus 0.245% and minus 0.245%, respectively.

Analysts said investor focus has already shifted to next week, with the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting scheduled for Oct. 29-30 and the Bank of Japan meeting on Oct. 30-31. (Reporting by the Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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