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Short-dated note prices slip, long-dated bonds rally on US jobs data NEW YORK: US medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after US monthly employment data supported the perception that the US Federal Reserve will hike interest rates later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday. It marked a slowdown from July's upwardly revised gain of 245,000, was the smallest rise in employment in five months, and was below an expected 220,000. Indicating that the slowdown in job growth was likely not reflective of the economy's true health, payrolls data for June and July were revised to show 44,000 more jobs created than previously reported. In addition, average hourly earnings increased 8 cents, the biggest rise since January, and the workweek rose to 34.6 hours. Analysts said the strong average hourly earnings and workweek increase supported ...

Spain sells 5.9bn euros of debt in quadruple bond auction MADRID: Spain on Thursday sold 5.9 billion euros ($6.7 billion) of debt in a quadruple bond auction at higher yields, ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting where the central bank is expected to cut inflation forecasts and promise to ramp up its bond-buying programme. The Treasury hit the top end of its target to sell between 4 billion and 5 billion euros of ordinary bonds plus between 500 million and 1 billion euros ...
Mauritius offers 10-year Treasury bond worth 1.6bn rupees PORT LOUIS: The Bank of Mauritius said on Wednesday it would auction a 10-year Treasury bond worth 1.6 billion rupees ($45.65 million) on Sep. 9. The coupon rate would be set equal to, or higher than, the lowest accepted yield at auction, the bank added. The bond is due on Sep. 11, 2025. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
German bond yields steady as China wobbles, oil reverses LONDON: German bond yields steadied on Tuesday as surveys showed China's manufacturing sector in the grip of its worst slump in several years and oil prices eased back after a big surge. The euro zone benchmark jumped about 7 basis points in the previous session as oil gained roughly 8 percent and consumer prices across the bloc defied expectations to hold onto 0.2 percent growth in August.That eased disinflationary concerns before the European Central Bank's ...
Mauritius 182-day Treasury bills yield rises to 1.80pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bill rose to 1.80 percent at an auction on Friday from 1.54 percent at the previous sale on Aug. 7, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius said it sold all the 600 million Mauritius rupees ($17.12 million) worth of securities it had offered. It said it had received bids worth 1.655 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.59 percent to 2.50 percent. Copyright ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills yield rises to 2.35pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bill rose to 2.35 percent at auction on Wednesday from 2.18 percent at a previous sale on Aug. 14, the central bank said. The bank sold all the 1.5 billion rupees ($43.10 million)worth of debt it had offered. It received bids worth 2.08 billion rupees, at rates between 2.22 percent to 3.50 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Yields fall as Fed rate hike in September seen less likely NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting offered no firm indication of how soon the Fed may raise interest rates and reducing expectations of a rate hike next month.US central bank officials widely agreed last month the economy was nearing the point where rates should move higher, but worried lagging inflation and a weak global economy posed too big a risk to commit to "liftoff.""The thought ...


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