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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Singapore private home sales up 38pc y/y in March SINGAPORE: Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore rose 37.5 percent in March from a year earlier, government data released on Friday showed. The Urban Redevelopment Authority said developers sold 843 units in March, up from the 613 units sold in March last year. The sales more than doubled the 303 units sold in February.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

China fin min auctions 3-mth bills at 2.0747pc yield, 6 month at 2.1488pc SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 10 billion yuan ($1.54 billion) each of three-month bills and six-month bills in the interbank market on Friday at average yields of 2.0747 percent and 2.1488 percent, respectively, traders said. The auction yield for three-month bills came in below Thursday's benchmark secondary market yield of 2.1461 percent for three-month government bills. The auction yield for six-month bills came in below Thursday's benchmark secondary market yield of 2.1691 percent. Copyright ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Euro zone bond yields bounce back as inflation revised up LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday after a previous estimate that the bloc's consumer prices fell last month was revised upwards to show inflation was zero.Ireland smoothly sold 750 million euros of 10-year bonds, wrapping up a busier than expected week in terms of debt issuance, in which the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy sold ultra-long bonds.Eurostat said that the annual rate of inflation was 0.0 percent in March, compared with a ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs mostly steady despite lacklustre demand at 30-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Thursday, shrugging off a stock market rally and tepid demand at a 30-year auction. The Nikkei stock index ended up 3.2 percent at a more than two-week high.In the superlong zone, the 30-year JGB yield was flat at 0.405 percent, after a relatively volatile session in which it fluctuated between a record low of 0.385 percent before the auction and 0.420 percent.Japan's Ministry of Finance auctioned 800 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Short-dated Greek yields near six-week high after IMF warnings LONDON: Greek two-year yields marched towards a six-week high on Wednesday after the IMF painted a grave outlook for its economy and renewed calls for its reluctant EU partners to grant substantial debt relief. The warnings detailed in a draft IMF memorandum seen by Reuters come just as Athens and its creditors adjourned talks on its latest bailout review which have dragged on for months.These delays have reignited concerns Athens may not have the cash ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

China 5-year fin min bond yield at 2.58 pct, above forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 33 billion yuan ($5.11 billion) of five-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 2.58 percent, traders said, higher than expected. Market forecasts had centred around 2.51 percent and ranged from 2.43 to 2.58 percent. The auction yield came in above Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 2.5260 percent for five-year government bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs mostly edge up in thin trade, 30-year sale awaited TOKYO: Japanese government bonds mostly edged higher in a subdued session on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a sale of 30-year JGBs later this week. Earlier in the session, Japan's Ministry of Finance offered 400 billion yen ($3.69 billion) of 10-year inflation-linked JGBs in a quarterly sale of the notes.The lowest accepted price was 104.90, compared to market expectations of 104.50 to 104.80. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, rose to 2.84 from ...