* German yields pinned near highs despite troubled G20 meet
* Shifting rhetoric from central banks key to bond prices
* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Adds quote, updates prices)
LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - Euro zone bond yields edged lower but stayed near recent highs as expectations for global growth and tighter monetary policy overshadowed concerns prompted by a troubled meeting of world leaders over the weekend.
Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
However, strong U.S. employment data on Friday bolstered a feeling that central banks across the world have more reason then ever to continue to unwind the loose policy stance of the post-crisis era.
U.S. 10-Year treasury yields might trade in a 2.50 to 2.75 percent range by the end of the year, Rick Rieder, BlackRock's chief investment officer of global fixed income, said last week.
In Europe, a recent speech by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi led investors to believe that the bank would reduce it extraordinary stimulus sooner rather than later. Germany's 10-year borrowing costs doubled in a little over a week.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan offered its most optimistic view of the country's regional economies in more than a decade on solid exports and private consumption, underscoring its conviction a steady recovery is gathering momentum.
"To me, this G20 summit will pass unnoticed by the rates market as it continues to be very much focused on what central banks say and do," said BBVA strategist Jaime Costero Denche.
A number of policymakers are due to speak through the course of the week, but Costero Denche believes Fed Chair Janet Yellen's hearing before Congress on Wednesday will be key.
High-rated euro zone bond yields were 2 to 3 basis points lower on Monday. The yield on Germany's 10-year government bond , the benchmark for the region, dropped 3 bps to 0.54 percent.
"It is a retracement after a very strong move over the last two weeks," said Rabobank strategist Richard McGuire. "With Bunds where they are, you are always going to get some buyers willing to buy (bonds with) zero risk at over 50 basis points."
German bund yields are more than double the 0.25 percent level at which it began on June 27, the day when Draghi opened the door to tweaks in the ECB's aggressive stimulus policy in a speech in Sintra, Portugal.
Investors are now beginning to believe that policymakers around the world are starting to favor tighter monetary policy.
"Unlike in recent years, where there was very patchy growth across the world, we are seeing a synchronized upswing in the global economy," said Alex Dryden, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
"So while it may not be coordinated communication, I do think there's been a change in rhetoric from central banks across the world - though the ECB is the central bank to watch in the second half of the year."
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(Reporting by Abhinav Ramnarayan; Editing by Larry King)