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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, a fraction of the roughly 20,000 lots seen for the benchmark June 10-year futures.Trading in 20-year JGB futures was suspended in 2002 due to low participation but the Japan Exchange Group, Osaka Exchange's holding company, announced last June that it was reintroducing them to the market. The decision reflected the more important market role super long 20-year and 30-year JGBs have come to play. Debt-reliant Japan plans to issue 14.4 trillion yen ($139 billion) of ...

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 ...
Kenya T-bill yields may fall, Nigeria yields to rise NAIROBI: Kenyan Treasury bill yields may fall next week in over-subscribed auctions, while Nigerian yields may rise on lower demand, traders said. KENYA In Kenya, the central bank will auction next week 91-day , 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills worth a total of 9 billion shillings ($104.03 million). At this week's sale, the weighted average yield on the 91-day Treasury bills eased to 8.852 percent from 8.882 percent last week.Yields on the 182-day paper fell ...
Italy 10-year bond auction yield falls to lowest since Oct 2005 MILAN: Italy's 10-year debt costs fell to their lowest since October 2005 at a sale on Friday as a surprise drop in Spanish inflation bolstered expectations of monetary easing by the European Central Bank and pushed down Rome's yields on secondary market. Italy sold a total of 10 billion euros ($13.7 billion) in bonds, at the top of its planned range. The treasury placed the 10-year paper coming due in September 2024 at an average ...


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