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UK gilt yields set to rise further, elections and Greece could weigh LONDON: Gilt yields look set to rise further after the Bank of England backed up market bets on a rate hike around the turn of the year, but how high depends on Britain's election in May and the Greek crisis, among other factors.A plunge in inflation helped to push yields on 10-year British government bonds to a record low below 1.34 percent in January.But they have rebounded almost 40 basis points so far in February, boosted by signs of robust growth in Britain's economy and stabilising oil prices. Thursday's upbeat BoE forecasts supported a shift in market expectations for the timing of the first rate rise since 2007. Having pointed as recently as two weeks ago to an initial hike in mid-2016, markets now price in February 2016. Gilt yields will likely continue to rise as the year progresses, according to ADM Investor Services strategist Marc Ostwald, and the record ...

US treasuries cut losses after weak US data NEW YORK: US Treasury prices pulled up from overnight lows on Thursday as weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales and weekly jobless claims reports inserted some caution into the economic backdrop and forecasting of U.S. monetary policy.The data, which showed U.S. consumer spending barely rebounded in January suggests economic growth was slow in the first quarter, and caused a knee-jerk reaction to buy.The number of American's filing for first-time jobless claims rose more than expected last week, ...
Portugal yields settle after smooth auction, no sign of Greek spillover LONDON: Portuguese yields shook off an early rise on Wednesday after a smooth debt sale showed Lisbon was insulated, at least for now, from the Greek market turmoil triggered by the new government's anti-bailout stance. Portugal sold 1.25 billion euros in 10-year bonds at record low auction yields.Investor demand was almost double the amount sold. As the standoff between Greece's Syriza-led government and European institutions developed last week, Portuguese yields rose almost half a percentage ...
Price decline takes 10-year yield over 2pc NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices eased on Wednesday, extending a recent selloff ahead of a $24 billion government auction of 10-year notes. Yields on 10-year Treasuries last stood at 2.0141 percent, reflecting a price decline of 6/32. It was the highest yield on notes since January 9, according to Thomson Reuters data. Thirty-year bonds were off 20/32 in price and last yielded 2.6007 percent. Price declines in intermediate- and short-dated maturities were smaller. Trading ...
Price decline takes 10-year yield over 2pc NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices eased on Wednesday, extending a recent selloff ahead of a $24 billion government auction of 10-year notes.Yields on 10-year Treasuries last stood at 2.0141 percent, reflecting a price decline of 6/32. It was the highest yield on notes since January 9, according to Thomson Reuters data.Thirty-year bonds were off 20/32 in price and last yielded 2.6007 percent. Price declines in intermediate- and short-dated maturities were smaller.Trading was moderate, in ...
Prices ease on rate outlook; 10-year yields near 2pc NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday, bumping benchmark 10-year yields above 2 percent for the first time in a month as investors positioned for a probable mid-2015 rate hike by the Federal Reserve and big government bond auctions. Ten-year Treasury notes on Tuesday yielded as much as 2.016 percent, a high last seen on January 9, and were last trading at 1.9897 percent, falling 12/32 in price, according to Thomson Reuters data. ...
Prices off as 10-year yields hover near 2pc NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday, bumping benchmark 10-year yields above 2 percent for the first time in a month as investors positioned for a probable rate hike by the Federal Reserve and big government bond auctions.Ten-year Treasury notes on Tuesday yielded as much as 2.016 percent, a high last seen on January 9, and were last trading at 1.9897 percent, falling 12/32 in price, according to Thomson Reuters data.Thirty-year bond yields ...

 



 
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