TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield fell below 0.600 percent on Thursday for the first time since May 9, tracking overnight gains in U.S. Treasuries.
The 10-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.595 percent, while 10-year JGB futures rose 10 ticks to 145.01, their highest since early May.
JGB yields have been on a downtrend lately, helped this month by buying from Japanese investors including pension funds and life insurers. October is the start of the second half of Japan's fiscal year.
(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro) Keywords: MARKETS JAPAN JGB/
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