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U.S. bond prices rise, add to post-payrolls gains NEW YORK: U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as traders reduced bets the Federal Reserve might increase policy rates in the first half of 2015 after a March jobs report that missed some traders' expectations.A selloff in Wall Street shares also supported demand for U.S. government debt.Government debt prices jumped with yields falling to their lowest in a week on Friday after the government reported a gain of 192,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in March, which was solid but fewer than what some traders had feared.They had thought a figure of more than 200,000 would cause Fed policy-makers to consider an earlier-than-expected schedule to raise short-term interest rates to prevent the economy from overheating."After this latest payrolls number, people reached the conclusion they were too ambitious with the Fed's first rate hike," said Mike Lorizio, head of Treasuries trading at John Hancock Asset Management in Boston.Benchmark 10-year ...

Ireland to auction 1 billion euros of 10-year debt DUBLIN: Ireland will auction 1 billion euros of 10-year debt on Thursday as it seeks to further pre-fund the state into 2015, the country's debt agency said on Monday. Ireland, which raised debt periodically during its three-year EU/IMF bailout, made a successful return to regular bond auctions last month, raising 1 billion euros from 10-year debt at record-low yields. Dublin is already funded into next year and has raised almost 60 percent of the 8 ...
Super long JGB futures subdued, may take time to lure investors after 12-year absence TOKYO: Super long 20-year Japanese government bond futures made a quiet start to trading after a 12-year hiatus, suggesting it may take some time to win over more investors and generate greater liquidity. The futures were revived on hopes it would help investors better cope with a steady increase in issuance and any potential volatility. At the Osaka Exchange, volume for the June 20-year futures contracts on the first day was a modest 119 lots, ...
US bond yields dip after jobs data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields dipped Friday after an employment report for March came in slightly lower than economists expected, leading medium-term yields to fall the most as fears eased of an early hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 new jobs last month after rising 197,000 in February, the Labor Department said.The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. Economists had expected employment to increase 200,000 last month ...
Greece to auction 1bn euro of 6 month T-bills on April 8 ATHENS: Greece will auction 1 billion euros ($1.37 billion) of six-month treasury bills on April 8 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt management agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be April 11. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Monthly T-bill sales are Greece's sole remaining source of market funding. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it ...
U.S. bond yields rise after jobs, factory orders data NEW YORK: U.S. Treasuries yields edged higher on Wednesday after data showed U.S. private payrolls were revised higher and factory orders rose sharply in February, supporting expectations of an upbeat nonfarm payrolls report on Friday.The ADP National Employment Report showed U.S. private employers added 191,000 workers in March, slightly below economists' expectations, but private payrolls for February were adjusted higher to 178,000 from the previously reported 139,000.The fact that the data did not disappoint pushed ...
China 7-year fin min bond yield at 4.33pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.51 billion) of seven-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.33 percent, traders said, as expected. Market forecasts had centred around 4.35 percent and ranged from 4.29 to 4.38 percent. The auction yield came in near Tuesday's indicative secondary market mid yield of 4.3280 percent for seven-year government bonds.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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