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Treasuries prices up on Iraq safety buying; US data limits gains NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday as fighting in Iraq and Ukraine increased demand for safe-haven bonds, though solid US economic data limited gains.Worries about Iraq were intensifying after insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom also reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe."There was a reasonable flight-to-quality bid overnight with the developments in Iraq and Gazprom, so global equities were under a fair amount of pressure and that gave a bid to longer- dated Treasuries," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond trader at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut."We've given some of that up in the wake ...

Foreigners sold US Treasuries, corp bonds in April: Treasury NEW YORK: Foreigners sold U.S. long-term securities, including Treasuries and corporate bonds, in April versus buying in March, data from the U.S. Treasury showed on Monday.The net sales of long-term U.S. assets notched $24.2 billion in April following a net inflow of $4.1 billion the month before.Including short-dated assets such as bills, however, overseas investors bought $136.8 billion in April, reversing revised outflows of $122.3 billion in March.Long-term U.S. Treasuries showed an outflow of $13.59 ...
Spain's public debt falls for the first time since October MADRID: Spanish public debt fell for the first time in six months in April, Bank of Spain figures showed on Monday, slipping to 96.1 percent of gross domestic product, according to Reuters calculations, from 96.8 percent at the end of March. Spanish public debt has soared from 36.3 percent of GDP in 2007 amid a deep economic slump but is expected to reach a ceiling next year before edging lower. Spain's government expects debt as ...
Kenya begins marketing five and 10-year US dollar bond deal LONDON: The Republic of Kenya, rated B+ by Standard & Poor's and Fitch, has opened books on a benchmark-sized offering of five and 10-year US dollar bonds, according to a source. The five-year note is being marketed at a low 6% yield, while the 10-year bond is being marketed at a low 7pc yield. Proceeds from the bond transaction, which is today's business, will go towards general budgetary purposes, including the funding of infrastructure projects. ...
UK gilts tumble after BoE's Carney flags earlier rate hike LONDON: British government bond prices plunged on Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said interest rates could rise sooner than markets expected, in a surprisingly stark warning that policy could start to tighten within months.Sterling rallied near five-year highs against the dollar and British stocks slumped after Carney's comments, while gilt yields shot up, particularly for the interest rate-sensitive two- and five-year bonds.Carney had previously appeared less keen to contemplate a rate rise ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 2.56pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bills fell to 2.56 percent at auction on Friday from 2.93 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 500 million rupees ($16.56 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 2.195 billion rupees at yields ranging from 3.00 percent to 2.50 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Prices inch up on soft US data; 30-year bond sale looms NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices were slightly higher on Thursday after lackluster U.S. retail sales and jobless claims data somewhat dimmed the generally positive outlook for the world's largest economy.Thursday's modest gains in Treasuries reversed earlier losses ahead of a key $13-billion U.S. 30-year bond auction, coming after two relatively weak sales earlier this week in the three-year and 10-year sectors.Data showed on Thursday that U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in May ...

 



 
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