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US long-dated bond prices inch lower ahead of auction NEW YORK: US long-dated Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday ahead of an auction of $16 billion in bonds, while prices on other Treasury maturities were little changed following U.S. jobless claims data.The Treasury will sell $16 billion in 30-year Treasury bonds at 1:00 p.m. EST (1800 GMT), the last leg of this week's $66 billion in new supply. Analysts said dealers were selling some 30-year debt ahead of the auction in order to raise yields to levels more attractive to buyers."Dealers are more likely to lighten up on Treasury holdings given the relatively weak demand at Treasury auctions this week," said Ellis Phifer, senior market analyst at Raymond James in Memphis.Treasuries prices gained slightly on Labor Department data showing initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to 290,000 in the latest week, more than economists expected, according to a Reuters poll.Traders discounted the data as it wasn't far from ...

JGBs fall on robust stocks, growing talk of tax-hike delay TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices fell on Wednesday, dragged down by an extended rally for Tokyo stocks and on concerns a possible delay in a sales tax hike could erode heavily indebted Japan's fiscal position. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 3.5 basis points to 0.515 percent, pulling further away from a 19-month low of 0.485 percent hit after the Bank of Japan shocked markets on Oct. 31 by expanding its already massive monetary stimulus. ...
JGBs dip on fresh supply, higher Tokyo stocks TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, weighed by higher Tokyo stocks and an overnight retreat in US Treasuries. JGBs also sagged as the market braced for fresh supply. The Ministry of Finance offered a new batch of 30-year JGBs on Tuesday. The 30-year JGBs are expected to draw decent demand from dealers who need to cover short positions and demand stemming from the Bank of Japan's market operations, through which it buys large ...
Greece to auction 875mn euros of 3-month T-bills on Nov. 12 ATHENS: Greece will auction 875 million euros (1.08 billion US dollar) of three-month treasury bills on November 12 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be November 14. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances. A previous sale of three-month paper in October ...
US yields rise on ADP jobs data, stock gains NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose on Wednesday as payroll processor ADP reported solid U.S. private-sector job growth in October and a higher open in U.S. stocks reduced the safehaven appeal of government debt.Benchmark yields approached the 3-1/2 week highs set earlier this week as Wall Street opened higher partly on news that Republicans took over control of the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's elections. The Republican victories bolstered bets on a push for federal ...
US yields pare rise after ISM US services data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields pared their earlier rise on Wednesday after the Institute for Supply Management said its index of U.S. service sector business activity fell more than expected in October.ISM's services index fell to 57.1 last month from 58.6 in September, drifting further from August's post-recession high of 59.6. The latest figure also undershot a median forecast of 58 among economists polled by Reuters.The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes was last 2.353 ...
Greece to auction 875mn euros of 6 month T-bills on Nov 5 ATHENS: Greece will auction 875 million euros (1.10 billion US dollar) six-month treasury bills on November 5 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be November 7. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances with the help of Greek banks. A previous sale ...

 



 
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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