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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 of the likely scarcity value of the deal, and the strong proven economic and political backstop provided by Abu Dhabi/UAE federal authorities for the various emirates," said Raza Agha, emerging market sovereign debt analyst at VTB Capital in London. About $7.85 billion of orders poured in for the sukuk ijara from 250 investors, as pricing was tightened to 110 basis points over midswaps. The issue priced at a profit rate of 3.764 percent. With a ...

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 ...
Bond yields dip on renewed fears over Ukraine, US growth NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell on Monday on doubts over the strength of a ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists and renewed concerns over U.S. economic growth following last week's disappointing jobs report.The ceasefire, which took effect on Friday evening, was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine, but comments from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowing to defend the eastern port of Mariupol kindled traders' skepticism."This misplaced enthusiasm that we're out of the woods ...


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