TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Thursday on the back of a relatively sharp rise in U.S. The BOJ offered to buy 400 billion yen of JGBs in the 5- year to 10- year zone, 100 billion yen in the 10- year to 25- year zone, and 30 billion yen in the 25- year to 40- year zone under its massive JGB purchase program, as widely expected.» Read More
It's all about the jobs report today. World stock markets trend flat to lower ahead of the report and U.S. stocks are mixed ahead of the opening. The dollar remains in a tight range and oil traded higher over night on expectations OPEC may limit production again when it meets next week.