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Bonds rally as evidence mounts that economies are slowing BUDAPEST/WARSAW: Government bond prices surged on Thursday after a batch of data showed economic growth was slowing in both the Central European region and the euro zone.In Poland, the region's biggest economy by far, economic reports fuelled to concern that deflation may worsen beyond 2014, making it more likely the central bank will cut rates."The rates (of 2.5 percent) as high as we presently have may deepen deflation," Polish central bank rate-setter Elzbieta Chojna-Duch told Reuters.On Wednesday, Poland reported a 0.2 percent annual drop in consumer prices in July, its first decline in prices since the early 1970s. Data released on Thursday showed economic growth slowed to an annual 3.2 percent in the second quarter from 3.4 percent in the first quarter.With both lower consumer prices and lower interest rates looking more likely, Poland's 5-year benchmark bond yield was bid at 2.71 percent, down 10 basis point after the figures."We ...

Bond yields fall on weak data before 10-year supply NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields fell on Wednesday as disappointing data on U.S. retail sales revived bets the Federal Reserve might leave policy rates near zero for a longer period in a bid to keep the economic recovery on track.The decline in bond yields was limited ahead of a $24 billion auction in 10-year notes at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and Thursday's $16 billion sale of 30-year bonds, which some traders reckon might not ...
JGBs capped by higher stocks, 30 year sale eyed TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices inched down on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks extended gains amid an easing of immediate geopolitical concerns. Caution ahead of a 30-year JGB auction later in the session kept the bond market in tight range. Market participants saw demand from the usual buyers of superlong JGBs such as 30-years dented by low yields, with traditional investors in long tenors, notably life insurers and pension funds, showing interest in higher-yielding foreign bonds. ...
Ukraine tensions push yields on safe-haven Bunds to record lows LONDON: German Bund yields fell to record lows on Wednesday as investors sought refuge in top-rated assets after Russia appeared to step up military exercises near its border with Ukraine.Data showing Italy unexpectedly slipped back into recession in the second quarter, exacerbating worries about the pace of the euro zone's economic recovery, also fuelled demand for investments perceived as offering a safe haven."Geopolitical strains in Ukraine with reports of possible Russian retaliation are fuelling a ...
JGBs flat; market wary of pushing already low yields further down TOKYO: The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield hovered near 15-month lows on Wednesday amid a latest flare up in geopolitical worries, but wariness over pushing already expensive debt prices even higher hemmed the market in a tight range. Tokyo's Nikkei fell 0.9 percent after Wall Street slid overnight in wake of speculation that Russia was gathering its forces on the border with Ukraine. Still, weaker equities were not enough of a factor to move ...
Turkey's 10-year bond yield rises after inflation higher than expected ISTANBUL: Turkey's 10-year benchmark bond yield rose to 9.30 percent on Monday after July inflation came in higher than expected, from 9.18 percent before the data announcement. Turkish consumer prices rose 0.45 percent month-on-month in July, exceeding a forecast of a 0.15 percent rise in a Reuters poll, for a year-on-year increase of 9.32 percent, the Turkish Statistics Institute said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds fall after central bank partially devolves auction MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell on Friday after the central bank did not fully sell its allotment of debt at the 140 billion rupees ($2.29 billion) auction, with the devolvement to traders including the new 10-year bond introduced last week.The Reserve Bank of India devolved around one-third of the 90 billion rupees in the 2024 bonds that were sold for the first time last week.Analysts said the devolvement was not a surprise given the RBI ...


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