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JGBs erase gains after tepid demand at 20-year sale  TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices erased gains on Thursday after a sale of 20-year bonds met with lacklustre demand, though losses were limited amid growing expectations for more US easing and downbeat Chinese manufacturing data Strategists and market participants had expected a smooth sale, but most also said the 20-year tenor was expensive relative to other maturities.  "We retain a bullish view for the rest of the month, and I don't think this result says it all about market sentiment. This could be the bottom of the market for the near term," said Maki Shimizu, senior strategist at Citigroup Global Markets Japan. The auction of 1.2 trillion yen ($15.2 billion) worth of 20-year debt had a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.38, down from the previous auction's 3.32, despite a higher coupon of 1.6 percent compared with last month's coupon of 1.5 percent. It also had a wider tail of 0.24 between the average and lowest ...

US 10-year notes trim Fed-inspired gains in Asia  SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries dipped in Asia on Thursday, taking a breather from a rally triggered when minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting stirred renewed talk about the possibility of more monetary stimulus. Ten-year Treasuries fell around 2/32 in price to yield 1.704 percent, up 1 basis point from late US trade. Treasuries had rallied sharply on Wednesday with the 10-year yield sliding roughly 10 basis points. The minutes from the Fed's July 31-Aug.1 meeting released ...
Federal Reserve leaning toward more stimulus  WASHINGTON: Policy makers at the US Federal Reserve are leaning toward more stimulus action "fairly soon" unless economic data turns around, minutes from their meeting three weeks ago showed Wednesday. The minutes revealed most members of the Federal Open Market Committee were concerned about slowing growth and the vulnerability of the economy to external threats, particularly economic instability in Europe. "Many members judged that additional monetary accommodation would likely be warranted fairly soon unless incoming information pointed ...
US T-notes firm as stock rally pauses, minutes eyed  LONDON: US Treasury bond prices firmed on Wednesday as a rally in US stocks faltered, with the S&P 500 facing technical resistance after hitting its highest level in four years.  * Ten-year US bond yields fell 1.2 basis points to 1.79 percent, while the thirty-year equivalent was 1.2 bps lower at 2.89 percent. One trader said the 10-year yield had met resistance at 1.86 percent - a 200-day moving average - and minutes from the Federal ...
US 10-year notes rise in Asia on unwinding of positions  SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries rose on Wednesday and the yield slipped from a three-month high, as traders unwound bearish bets after the securities again found support at a key chart level the previous day. Ten-year Treasuries rose 8/32 in price to yield 1.774 percent, down roughly 3 basis points from late US trade on Tuesday. The 10-year yield had hit a three-month high near 1.863 percent on Tuesday as safe haven Treasuries came under pressure due to ...
JGBs firm, 10-year yield hits 1-week low  TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices firmed slightly on Wednesday after Japan's stock market and Wall Street shares fell, with the 10-year yield hitting a one-week low. The 10-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.815 percent , dropping further from a two-month high of 0.860 percent hit last week. "Some investors are buying after coming back from summer holidays, as yields are higher than before," said a trader at a Japanese bank. US shares fell after the S&P ...
Yields slip as August price reductions draw buyers  NEW YORK: Yields on US Treasuries debt edged down from three-month highs on Friday as price cuts and higher yields built in during the first half of August attracted some buyers. But yields remained near three-month highs as improved economic data has damped expectations that the Federal Reserve will announce a third round of quantitative easing in September. Some believe the US central bank will await further data on the economy. At the same time, worries over ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,393.13 0.88
Arrow DAX 11,320.77 1.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,946.02 1.08
Arrow Nikkei 19,944.41 0.49
Arrow H.Seng 22,488.94 0.04
Arrow Sensex 25,958.63 0.71

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