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Investors flee stocks, commodities for low-risk bonds

Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds sank to 0.385% Tuesday amid the global scramble for low-risk securities.

TOKYO -- Investors globally are rushing toward low-risk bonds amid dull U.S. and Chinese economic performance and the lowest commodity prices in 12 years.

     Yields on new 10-year Japanese government bonds dropped to a two-month low of 0.385% Tuesday, indicating strong demand as investors take cover. U.S. and German long-term bond yields also are at two-month lows.

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