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LONDON: Bund futures held close to record highs on Wednesday ahead of a German auction and Spanish benchmark yields flirted with 6 percent, with spreading doubts about the euro zone's ability to contain its debt crisis dominating market sentiment.   Investors took a breather in their flight to safe havens as Germany prepared to launch a new 10-year bond, with a sharp rally on Tuesday exaggerated by thin liquidity prompting Bund futures to fall 34 ticks to 139.98 - still within sight of the all-time high of 140.52.   But with the market appearing to be losing confidence that Madrid can exercise the fiscal discipline needed to control public finances amid a faltering global growth outlook, analysts said another selloff of peripheral debt looked on the cards.      "With the (German) supply coming in, I guess this has induced players to book some profit for the time being," said Michael Leister, strategist at DZ ...

LONDON: The premium investors demand to hold Italian rather than German government bonds rose above 400 basis points for the first time since early February as doubts about global growth hit peripheral euro zone debt. The 10-year Italian/German bond yield spread widened to 401 basis points as investors switched out of high yielding Italian debt and into the relative safety of German Bunds. Peripheral debt has suffered throughout the session as investors have reacted to below-forecast US ...

LONDON: German Bund yields hit their lowest level since September on Tuesday after Friday's weak US employment report added to growth concerns in the euro zone, with Spain taking centre stage in the region's debt crisis. Signs of a global slowdown would further pressure peripheral debt issuers battling with dwindling growth in the face of harsh austerity measures. As European markets reopened after the Easter break, Italian and Spanish bond yields continued their march higher after ...

CAIRO: Egypt's central bank said it sold 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($579.8 million) in three and five-year bonds on Monday, the same amount it had offered. It sold 2 billion pounds in reopened three-year bonds at an average yield of 16.12 percent, with yields ranging from 16.05 to 16.15 percent. The bonds have a 16.15 percent coupon and mature on April 3, 2015. It also sold 1.5 billion pounds in new five-year bonds at an average yield ...

HANOI: Vietnam's State Treasury will auction 6 trillion dong ($288 million) worth of government bonds next week, the Hanoi Stock Exchange said on Monday. The State Treasury will sell two-year, three-year and five-year bonds on Monday, April 16, each to raise 2 trillion dong, the exchange said in a statement. The debt will be issued on April 15, it said. In the last auction on March 22, the treasury sold 610 billion dong of two-year bonds at a ...

MUMBAI :Indian government bond yields are expected to ease early on Monday, helped by a rise in risk aversion globally after last week's weak US jobs data as well a fall in oil prices. The 10-year benchmark bond yield is expected to open around 8.66 percent and move in a 8.65 to 8.70 percent band, when trading resumes after a four-day break. It last closed 5 basis points down at 8.69 percent. US payrolls rose far less ...

TOKYO: Sentiment in the Japanese government bond market has improved sharply as investors expect more easing steps from the Bank of Japan, and after a slowdown in US jobs growth fed hopes of more US easing, a weekly Reuters survey showed on Monday. The survey's JGB bull-bear diffusion index, calculated by subtracting the number of bearish market players from those that are bullish, jumped to plus 6 from minus 56 in the previous poll, which was ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,979.13 0.35
Arrow Nasdaq 4,526.48 0.02
Arrow S&P 1,986.51 0.25
Arrow FTSE 6,755.48 0.35
Arrow DAX 9,314.57 0.21
Arrow CAC-40 4,240.79 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 15,454.45 0.03
Arrow H.Seng 25,159.76 0.15
Arrow Sensex 26,314.29 0.40

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