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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs little changed, investors uncertain over fiscal policy TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, staying comfortably near the middle of their recent trading ranges that partly reflected investor uncertainty over domestic economic policies. The 10-year JGB yield stood flat at minus 0.105 percent . It has moved between minus 0.135 and 0.080 percent for more than a month.The 20-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.260 percent. The 10-year JGB futures price added 0.04 point to 151.79 in thin trade.Investors are on a holding pattern in part due to uncertainty over the domestic policy outlook after Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday the government plans to go ahead with a planned sales tax hike in April despite widespread expectations it would be postponed.Many investors expect Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to come up with additional stimulus to support the economy to offset the negative impact on the economy from the tax hike.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Britain may launch new 5- and 30-year bonds in July-September LONDON: British government bond dealers and investors recommended that the country's debt agency launch a new 5-year and a new 30-year bond between July and September, minutes from meetings between the two showed on Tuesday. They also suggested that the UK Debt Management Office's bond syndication for the quarter should be of the 0.125 percent index-linked gilt maturing in 2065, with support split between a July and a September sale.The debt agency said it would ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US sells T-bills at higher interest rates NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Monday sold $31 billion of three-month bills at an interest rate of 0.350 percent, up from 0.275 percent last week and the highest level set at an auction since Feb. 1, Treasury data showed. The ratio of bids to the amount of the latest three-month bill issue offered was 3.40, lower than 3.70 at the prior three-month T-bill sale last week. Treasury bill rates and other short-term US ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Egypt's 91-day, 266-day T-bill yields rise at Sunday's auction CAIRO: The yields on Egypt's three-month and nine-month treasury bills rose at an auction on Sunday, central bank data showed. The average yield on Egypt's 91-day bill rose to 12.949 percent from 12.836 percent at the last sale on May 15. The yield on the 266-day bill rose to 14.125 percent from 13.981 percent at a similar auction a week ago. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields post largest weekly gain in 6 months NEW YORK: US Treasury prices were little changed on Friday as investors favored riskier assets such as stocks, but bonds still turned in one of their poorest weekly performances in six months on concerns that the Federal Reserve might lift interest rates sooner than expected. For the week, yields for benchmark two- and 10-year Treasury notes rose the most since November, with most of that move coming after Wednesday's release of minutes from the Fed's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields on pace for biggest weekly gain in 6 months NEW YORK: US Treasury prices were little changed on Friday as investors turned toward riskier assets such as stocks, but bonds remained on pace for one of their poorest weekly performances in six months on concerns that the Federal Reserve might lift interest rates sooner than expected.For the week, yields for benchmark two- and 10-year Treasury notes rose the most since November, with most of that move coming after Wednesday's release of minutes from the ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Kenya 91-day T-bill yield slips to 7.998pc NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills fell to 7.998 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.189 percent last week, the central bank said. The bank said it received bids worth 7.29 billion shillings ($72.47 million) for the 4.00 billion shillings of bills offered. It accepted bids worth 4.80 billion shillings. Copyright Reuters, 2016