Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
The Pentagon will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East on the heels of the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced...Defenseread more
President Trump also said he is "not looking for a partial deal" with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an "interim deal."Politicsread more
Progress on trade talks will determine how far market will move above new highs.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
"Sure, the trade war's taking its toll on business ... it's just not taking its toll where it was supposed to," Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump Friday to release the transcript of a call with a foreign leader that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint. Biden described...Politicsread more
For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.Marketsread more
Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four...Wall Streetread more
Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown just 11 days after signing the wide receiver. The NFL Super Bowl champion team initially had kept him in the face of a rape...Sportsread more
A tour bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities...U.S. Newsread more
TOKYO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond (JGB) prices ticked up on Wednesday, with 30- and 40-year bond yields hitting three-year lows, on concerns about global economy amid intensifying U.S.-China trade tension.
"Since global bond yields did not rise, there is no reason Japanese rates should rise. With the risk-off sentiment nowhere near to dissolving, bond yields continue to stay under pressure," said Ryosuke Matsuzaki, market analyst at Mizuho Securities.
Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.03 point to 155.17.
The 10-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.275%, not far from its record low of minus 0.300% touched in 2016, while the 20-year yield dropped 0.5 basis point to 0.060%.
The yield on the benchmark 30-year JGBs fell as much as 3.5 basis points to 0.135 %, a three-year low, before retreating on profit-taking to 0.165%, up 0.5 basis point on the day.
The 40-year yield fell to as low as 0.155% before stepping back up to 0.175%, down 0.5 basis point on the day.
The two-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.310%. (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; editing by Uttaresh.V)