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Yields rise on sturdy jobs data NEW YORK: Treasuries yields increased on Friday after US employers added 248,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, more than economists had expected.Employers stepped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could bolster bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike in mid-2015 or earlier.The improvement was clouded by disappointing hourly earnings, however. Average hourly earnings increased a modest 2.0 percent in September from a year earlier. Before the 2007-09 recession, wages rose at a much faster rate."The headline was stronger than expected," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. But "hourly earnings were weaker than expected ... its still not where the Fed wants it to be."Benchmark 10-year notes were last down 13/32 in price to yield 2.48 percent, up from 2.44 percent before the data was released.Falling inflation has compounded concerns that the Federal Reserve will ...

Yields fall as global growth outlook falters NEW YORK: US Treasuries rallied on Wednesday as Germany sold new bonds at record low yields, after weak factory data in Europe and Asia increased concerns about slowing global growth.Short covering by investors betting on yield increases heading into Friday's highly anticipated US jobs report for September was seen adding to the Treasuries rally. Concerns after the first diagnosis of a patient in the United States with Ebola may have also added a safety bid.Treasuries ...
US Treasuries prices fall; jobs report in focus NEW YORK: US Treasury prices fell on Tuesday although month-end buying was seen as stemming weakness, and the market also stayed within its recent range before Friday's highly anticipated jobs report for September.Treasuries have oscillated from weakness on Friday to gains on Monday amid concerns that asset manager Pimco may need to liquidate positions if investor redemptions increase after the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.There was little evidence that liquidations were affecting the market, however. ...
Nigeria raises 114.4bn naira in T. bills, yields mixed LAGOS: Nigeria sold 114.39 billion naira ($698 million) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging between three months and one year at an auction this week, with yields mixed, the central bank said on Friday. The bank sold 21.53 billion naira worth of three-month paper at 9.95 percent, higher than 9.58 percent at a previous auction on Sept. 17. It sold 33.78 billion naira in 6-month notes at 10.10 percent, 13 basis points lower than ...
Bond prices dip after Gross departs Pimco for Janus NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices dipped Friday, erasing earlier gains on news that Pimco Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross would be joining rival Janus Capital Group, which spurred concerns of investor redemptions at the world's largest bond fund manager. Gross, a Pimco co-founder whose $222 billion Pimco Total Return Fund is the world's biggest bond fund, will manage the recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. Analysts said traders sold Treasuries on ...
China 7-year local govt bonds auctioned at 4.12pc SHANGHAI: China's finance ministry auctioned 20.7 billion yuan ($3.37 billion) of seven-year bonds on behalf of twelve local governments at a yield of 4.12 percent, traders said on Wednesday.For a breakdown of which local governments issued which amount of debt, click here:In May, the ministry announced an increase in its annual quota to issue bonds on behalf of local governments to 400 billion yuan for 2014, from 350 billion yuan in 2013.It granted 10 local ...
Indonesia sells 1.5bn rupiah of Islamic bonds, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 1.5 trillion rupiah of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, meeting an indicative target of 1.5 trillion rupiah, the ministry's debt office said. The weighted average yield for the six-month Islamic T-bill was 6.74160 percent, lower than the last auction of 6.79990 percent on Sep. 9. The weighted average yield for the 29-year project-based sukuk was 9.20271 percent. Total bids for Tuesday's auction were 3.659 trillion rupiah, lower than ...


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