Haven Rush Spurs Record Low Yield in Japan, U.K., Germany: Chart

Yields on Japan’s benchmark 10-year government bond dropped to a record low of minus 0.145 percent in Tokyo on Friday, after yields on similar maturity debt declined to an unprecedented 1.218 percent in the U.K. and 0.023 percent in Germany on Thursday. Bonds rallied after weak U.S. payrolls data lowered expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon and polls deepened concern that Britain will leave the European Union.

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