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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 at its next policy meeting on Sept. 16-17.Strong U.S. economic data on areas such as U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product growth and services-sector growth have also led some to believe the Fed will take a more hawkish stance."The Fed's projections for the path of interest rates are already more materially aggressive, more rapid hikes, than the market implies by its pricing," said Jake Lowery, fixed income portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta. "The ...

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 ...
Yields slide after US jobs report disappoints NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasury debt yields fell from one-month highs on Friday after data showed the world's largest economy created fewer jobs than expected last month, reinforcing the view that the Federal Reserve would wait until the second half of next year to raise interest rates.Still, market participants believed the one payrolls report was an anomaly and should not change the trajectory of future US monetary policy. "This means that the US economy is ...
Portugal sells 31.5pc stake in CTT at small discount LISBON: Portugal's state holding company Parpublica sold a 31.5 percent stake in postal firm CTT in the second and last stage of its privatisation at 7.25 euros (9.38 US dollar) a share in a private offering on Friday, raising 343 million euros. CTT shares have gained 38 percent since the start of the year following the first stage of privatisation in December and closed at 7.81 euros a share on Thursday, meaning the shares in ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills' yield rises to 1.75pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills rose to 1.75 percent at auction from 1.30 percent at the previous sale on August 18, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion Mauritius rupees ($32.10 million) worth of debt instruments but accepted bids for 1.020 billion rupees. Bids totalled 2.710 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 3.95 percent to 1.46 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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