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UK 30-year gilt yield hits 4-week high on Scotland polls LONDON: British 30-year government bond yields hit their highest level in almost a month on Wednesday, driven higher by more speculation about the prospect of Scottish independence and the possibility of interest rate hikes early next year.The 30-year gilt yield peaked at 3.197 percent, its highest level since Aug. 13, shortly after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney repeated to lawmakers that the point at which interest rates will need to rise had moved closer. At 1446 GMT it had eased back to 3.190 percent, up around 4 basis points on the day and making the 30-year gilt the weakest performer among British government bond maturities. On Tuesday, Carney said the BoE may start to raise rates from record low levels next spring if the labour market continues to recover.The British yield curve has steepened this week as polls have suggested the referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of ...

Sharjah draws massive demand for debut $750mn sukuk issue DUBAI: The emirate of Sharjah attracted massive demand at its first international debt sale on Wednesday, drawing investor orders worth more than ten times the $750 million issue. The strong interest in the issue of ten-year Islamic bonds reflected both investors' hunger for new Gulf issuers, and the view that oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the biggest of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates, will support the others if needed. "The demand is a reflection ...
Bond yields rise on supply, expectations for hawkish Fed NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday, with benchmark and longer-dated yields rising the most, after traders sold the debt to make way for new supply and continued to anticipate a more hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve next week.Benchmark 10-year yields remained at their highest in over a month, while 30-year yields remained at their highest in just under a month as traders awaited U.S. Treasury auctions of $21 billion of 10-year notes ...
China 3 year fin min bond yield at 4.00pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) of three-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.00 percent, traders said, the high end of expectations. Market forecasts had centred around 3.97 percent and ranged from 3.93 to 4.01 percent. The auction yield came in above Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.9760 percent for three-year government bonds.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Bond yields edge higher on hawkish Fed views, supply expectations NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday to hit their highest levels in over a month on expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a more hawkish stance next week and on selling pressure ahead of this week's supply.The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank published research on Monday that showed investor expectations on interest rates differed from those of U.S. monetary policymakers, ramping up concerns the Fed could signal an earlier-than-expected rate hike ...
Indonesia sells 1.025 trillion rupiah of Islamic bonds, below target JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 1.025 trillion rupiah ($87.2 million) of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, below an indicative target of 1.5 trillion rupiah, the ministry's debt office said. The six-year project-based sukuk had a weighted average yield of 8.25000 percent, lower than 8.26982 percent on sales in the last week of August. The weighted average yield for the six-month Islamic T-bill was 6.79990 percent, lower than the last auction of 6.88086 percent ...
Bund yields rise on delayed sanctions on Russia, Fed study LONDON: German Bund yields rose on Tuesday after the European Union delayed enforcing new sanctions on Russia and a study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve said the market may be underestimating the pace of US rate hikes. The sanctions, which target the ability of Russia's top oil producers to raise capital in Europe, were originally due to take effect on Tuesday. But the EU delayed implementing them to leave time to assess whether a ...


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