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UK government bonds rally as jobless data dampens rate hike bets LONDON: British government bonds and short sterling futures rallied on Wednesday after an unexpected up-tick in the unemployment rate slightly dampened expectations of a rate hike.British yields fell after the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2 percent in the three months to December from 7.1 percent in November, reinforcing the Bank of England's message that there is no rush to raise interest rates.But economists said, overall, the data showed the labour market continued on a solid footing, with wage growth rising on the year in the three months to December and claims of jobless benefits falling in January by more than expected."There has been a marginal shift out in expectations," said Sam Hill, economist at RBC Capital Markets.But he said the rise in gilts had been overdone: "I don't think really today's data changes the assessment as far as the Bank of England are concerned."Short sterling futures were up 2.5 ...

Kenya's 182-day, 364-day T-bills yield edge lower NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 182-day Treasury bills fell to 10.326 percent at auction on Wednesday from 10.357 percent last week, the central bank said. The yield on the 364-day Treasury bills also on sale edged lower to 10.654 percent from 10.672 percent last week. The central bank received bids worth 6.2 billion shillings ($71.88 million) for the two papers, and accepted 4.6 billion shillings. It had offered a total 6 billion shillings ...
Ukraine 2023 dollar bond hits all-time lows; Naftogaz bond tumbles LONDON: Ukraine's dollar bond maturing in 2023 hit all-time lows on Wednesday as a renewed wave of violence hit the capital Kiev after the bloodiest day since the former Soviet republic won its independence. The bond extended earlier losses to fall 1.8 point to 80.63, according to Tradeweb. Ukraine's Naftogaz dollar bond due in September 2014 lost more than 2 points to 86.77, according to Reuters data. The hryvnia fell to a fresh five-year low ...
Russia to buy Ukrainian eurobonds this week CHEREPOVETS: Russia will buy $2 billion of Ukrainian eurobonds this week, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday, in a move that may bolster Ukraine's president and the country's struggling currency. The purchase will be the second tranche of a $15-billion loan plan agreed in December between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. The Kremlin had put the credits on hold after the Ukrainian prime minister stepped down on Jan. 28 ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bill yield falls to 3.46pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills fell to 3.46 percent at auction on Friday from 3.70 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The bank accepted bids for all the 600 million rupees ($19.8 million) worth of bills on offer. Bids totalled 1.454 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 4.95 percent to 3.14 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
France to sell up to 9.4bn euros of bonds at next auction PARIS: France will sell 7.9-9.4 billion euros of fixed-rate medium-term notes and inflation-linked debt at its next bond auctions on Feb. 20, the Agence France Tresor public debt management agency said on Friday. The fixed-rate bonds include 7-8 billion euros of 2-, 3- and 5-year OATs, AFT said. The inflation-linked bonds include 4-year and 10-year bonds indexed to euro zone inflation and a 15-year bond linked to French inflation.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
South Korea bonds end higher on offshore inflows SEOUL: South Korean bonds ended higher on Thursday, boosted by steady inflows from offshore investors after the Bank of Korea kept its policy rate unchanged as expected.The yield on the benchmark 10-year government bonds fell 3.5 basis points, while lead March futures on three-year treasury bonds ended up 0.03 point.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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