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Prices gain after ECB rate cuts, before US payrolls data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices gained on Thursday in choppy trading after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to help stimulate the region's economy.The ECB said it was setting a negative deposit rate, effectively charging banks to deposit overnight. The move, without precedent in ECB history, came in response to a slowdown in inflation, to far below the central bank's target, amid weak euro zone lending.The ECB said it will offer banks a targeted long-term refinancing operation (LTRO) to stimulate lending. The bank also said it was preparing to purchase asset-backed securities and will discontinue sterilizing previous bond purchases.Treasuries yields had fallen before the ECB announcement on strong overnight demand for US bonds from Japanese investors, said traders.They then weakened temporarily after the announcement, in line with German government bonds, before then paring losses to trade little changed."A lot of the ...

German bonds outperform US Treasuries as ECB policy easing eyed LONDON: The two-year US Treasury note yield premium over German equivalents rose to a seven-year high on Thursday as German bonds outperformed on anticipation the ECB will ease policy later in the day.Investors have been favouring euro zone bonds over US Treasuries in recent months as the European Central Bank primed markets for aggressive policy measures to support a frail recovery, while the US Federal Reserve has been trimming its monetary stimulus. Some analysts see ...
Spain sells 3-, 5-year bonds at record low yields ahead of ECB MADRID: Spain sold 3- and 5-year bonds at record low yields at auction on Thursday, as investors prepared for a likely significant easing of European Central Bank monetary policy later in the day. The Treasury sold 4.5 billion euros ($6.1 billion), at the top end of the targeted amount. Both bonds sold for record low yields, with the 2017 bond at 0.968 percent, down from 1.039 percent when it last sold on May 8, while ...
Prices steady before ECB, after mixed US data NEW YORK: US Treasuries were steady on Wednesday as investors took profits from the recent rally, before Thursday's highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.The ECB is expected to cut interest rates and announce other measures to help stimulate growth in the region.Bonds have rallied in recent weeks, in part in anticipation of the ECB's actions. Yields have risen back from 11-month lows reached last week, however, as investors take profits."A lot of the ECB has ...
Yields rise with German debt, re-set of bearish bond bets NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose to their highest in three weeks on Tuesday as investors reset bets that yields are likely to climb after they fell to 11-month lows last week and as German government debt weakened.Yields have risen this week after month-end buying from last week dissipated.US bond yields rose with German bund yields on Tuesday after euro zone inflation data was in line with revised expectations, prompting some in the market who ...
Yields rise before ECB meeting, US payrolls report NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Monday, after falling to one-year lows last week, as investors completed month-end bond purchases and before a highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting and US employment report due later this week.Yields have fallen on expectations that the ECB will cut interest rates and take other measures meant to stimulate growth when it meets on Thursday.Balance sheet repositioning and index extension buying also boosted demand for Treasuries last week, ...
Mauritius 182-day Treasury bills yield falls to 2.62pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bills fell to 2.62 percent at auction on Friday from 2.91 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 500 million rupees ($16.52 million) worth of bids on offer.It received bids worth 1.750 billion rupees with yield ranging from 3.32 percent to 2.59 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,086.63 0.16
Arrow Nasdaq 4,473.70 0.40
Arrow S&P 1,987.01 0.18
Arrow FTSE 6,798.15 0.04
Arrow DAX 9,753.56 0.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,376.32 0.16
Arrow Nikkei 15,328.56 0.10
Arrow H.Seng 23,971.87 0.80
Arrow Sensex 26,147.33 0.47

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