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Bond yields dip before 10-year note auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell on Wednesday on safety buying as stocks and oil prices fell, and before a government auction of $21 billion in reopened 10-year notes, which is expected to see solid demand.Treasuries have gained this week as concerns about falling oil prices and slowing global growth added a safety bid to the debt.A hunt for higher yields also has led many investors to reach out to longer-dated Treasuries, with few alternatives for high-quality bonds, a factor that is likely to help this week's auctions."I'm not quite so sure that demand is going to be as strong as what it might have been at a little bit lower levels, but given the positive outlook for inflation and demand for US debt compared to other global sovereign yields, I would suspect that the auctions should go well," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of trading at D.A. Davidson ...

Bonds gain safety bid as stocks fall NEW YORK: US government bonds rallied and 30-year Treasury yields dropped to their lowest in two months on Tuesday as falling equity markets and oil prices increased demand for safe haven US debt.Oil prices fell to five-year lows, adding to worry about global economic growth, while Greek share and sovereign bond markets plunged after the government brought forward a presidential vote in a political gamble that heightened uncertainty over the country's transition out of its ...
JGBs gain on relief over smooth 30-year sale, curve flattens TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday after a smooth auction of 30-year debt swept aside investors' fears that demand for the new paper might be lacklustre. Investors were cautious ahead of Tuesday's sale of 700 billion yen ($5.8 billion) of 30-year JGBs, as yields nearing historical lows made the bonds relatively expensive. The auction results, however, belied those concerns. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand at auctions, rose to 3.12 from 3.02 ...
Bonds gain as global growth concerns trump US strength NEW YORK: US Treasuries were slightly stronger on Monday, with benchmark 10-year yields falling from two-week highs reached overnight, as concerns about slowing global growth offset better economic momentum in the USThe curve between five-year note and 30-year bond yields flattened to six-year lows as intermediate-dated notes weakened on expectations the Federal Reserve may be closer to increasing interest rates, while investors also sought out the higher yields of long-dated debt.Yields have increased since data ...
Prices tumble on surprisingly strong US jobs data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices dropped sharply on Friday after US employers hired more workers in November than during any month in nearly three years, boosting expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by mid-2015. The robust report caused the yield on US 2-year Treasuries to rise nearly 9 basis points to its highest since May 2011, according to Reuters data. "This supports the view that the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates ...
Euro zone bond yields fall as markets refocus on QE prospects LONDON: Euro zone bond yields fell on Friday as markets shook off any disappointment over the lack of European Central Bank action at its December meeting. Traders said investors quickly refocused on the likelihood of future government bond purchases. President Mario Draghi said the ECB will decide early next year whether to employ that monetary policy easing tool, known as quantitative easing (QE). Draghi gave his clearest signal yet on Thursday that QE may be ...
Greece to auction additional 3-month T-bills on Dec. 10 ATHENS: Greece will auction additional three-month T-bills on December 10 to raise an extra 1 billion euros over its regular monthly auction, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. Greece has no immediate funding needs but was due to get a final tranche of 1.8 billion euros from the EU this month that is expected to be held up because of a deadlock over bailout review talks. The country will also auction six-month T-bills ...


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Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
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