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Flight to safety brings negative yields, stiffer yen

TOKYO -- Investor jitters over emerging economies and European banks are fueling a shift from stocks to bonds and other safe assets, sending share prices and yields tumbling while strengthening the yen.

     Buy orders from foreign investors for Japanese government bonds surged Tuesday morning. Yields on 10-year JGBs turned negative in the afternoon and reached minus 0.035% in the evening, down 7.5 basis points from the previous day.

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