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Bond prices climb as US durable goods data drag NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices jumped on Friday, with fixed-income traders disappointed by soft spots in US durable goods data, knocking benchmark 10-year yields back below 2.50 percent. Despite a heftier-than-forecast 0.7 percent overall rise during June of long-lasting US manufactured items, analysts and traders focused on weaknesses in airlines and other sectors that shakes optimism about US economic growth. "The underlying tone of this report was disappointing," said TD Securities strategist Millan Mulraine. "The weak performance in core capital goods shipments ... suggests that this segment of the economy is unlikely to contribute much to economic activity this quarter.As a result we see some downside risks to our on-consensus expectation for a 3.0 percent (quarter over quarter) rebound in (gross domestic product) in Q2." Treasury prices had been up moderately or flat amid weakness in European stock markets shortly before the Commerce Department report but climbed afterwards. Price gains ...

Spanish yields hit record low before bumper debt repayments LONDON: Spanish bond yields fell to record lows on Friday on expectations that 60 billion euros worth of debt and coupon repayments from Spain and Italy will be reinvested in those markets next week.A downbeat Ifo German business survey rekindled speculation of further European Central Bank policy moves, offseting the selling pressure on euro zone bonds that came after better than expected manufacturing and services sector surveys on Thursday.The ECB cut all its interest rates ...
UK 30-year gilt yields rise after pension reform details LONDON: British ultra-long government bond yields rose on Monday after the government gave more details on plans to allow people to access their pension savings early and spend them how they like.Thirty-year gilt yields rose by 2 basis to 3.34 percent as prices fell relative to shorter-dated British debt and 30-year German government bonds. The finance ministry said earlier on Monday that it expected strong demand for British long-dated debt to continue despite the changes, ...
Turkish bond yields rise as Ukraine tensions rattle investors ISTANBUL: Turkish bonds yields rose on Friday, part of a broad move into safe-haven assets after a Malaysian Airlines jet was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border. All 298 people on board the aircraft travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed in an incident likely to further heighten tensions between Russia and the West.The benchmark 10-year government bond yield rose to 8.91 percent from 8.82 percent at Thursday's close. The Turkish lira held largely ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills' yield falls to 2.08pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills edged lower to 2.08 percent at auction on Friday from 2.38 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The bank accepted bids for all the 500 million rupees ($16.50 million) of bills on offer. Bids totalled 2.015 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 2.50 percent to 2.00 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
JGBs dip on BoJ Kuroda's view on long-term rates TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged lower on Wednesday, weighed by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's remarks the previous day that the current level of long-term rates was low. Kuroda, speaking to the press on Tuesday after a two-day monetary policy meeting, said long-term rates at around 0.5 percent was rather low even when considering that inflation expectations held by market participants were more conservative than the central bank's. "Even the BOJ may be ...
Fed says some tech firms overvalued WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve on Tuesday warned that some high-flying technology firms may be overvalued, but rejected the idea of a stock market bubble.The Fed's semiannual economic report said that stock values in some sectors "do appear substantially stretched particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year."The comments appeared to be aimed at the surge of investor ...


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