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Italy pays record low yields for 15-year, 3-year bonds despite BES concerns MILAN: Italy paid record low yields to sell 15-year and 3-year bonds at auction on Friday as persistently abundant liquidity appeared to overshadow financial concerns about the parent company of Banco Espirito Santo , Portugal's biggest bank. The Italian treasury managed to sell a total of 7.5 billion euros ($10.23 billion) - the top of its planned target range - as it auctioned three-year, seven-year and 15-year bonds, despite a volatile week in which bonds came under pressure from weak Italian economic data. "The dynamics of economic data will remain the most important factor for Italy and Spain while Portuguese domestic issues in the banking sector will be more relevant for Portugal's government bonds," said Luca Cazzulani, an analyst at UniCredit. A March 2030 bond fetched an average 3.44 percent yield, down from 3.575 percent when it was placed through a syndicate of banks in May, and the lowest since ...

Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 2.19pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bills fell to 2.19 percent on Friday from 2.56 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 500 million Mauritius rupees ($16.75 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 2.18 billion rupees at yields ranging from 2.58 percent to 2.15 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Portuguese yields sag as BES seeks to soothe investor nerves LONDON: Portuguese bond yields fell on Friday as the country's biggest bank sought to reassure investors about its financial stability after concerns over the health of its parent company rattled financial markets this week. Investor worries about losses on loans to the parent company of Banco Espirito Santo accelerated a sell-off in Portuguese assets this week that triggered the first significant episode of contagion this year in peripheral euro zone bonds. The bonds recovered some ...

Indian bonds rise on ‘challenging’ fiscal deficit target MUMBAI: Indian bonds rose to one-week highs on Thursday while the rupee also gained after new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stuck to the fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of gross domestic product for this fiscal year set by the previous government.The government also revised up market borrowing to a gross 6 trillion rupees ($100.42 billion) from 5.97 trillion rupees in the interim budget, well within analysts' expectations.The promise of fiscal discipline was welcomed by ...

Greek yields jump as bond sale draws modest demand LONDON: Greek bond yields extended their rise on Thursday with traders citing investor disappointment with initial demand for a new three-year bond Athens is selling via a syndicate of banks.Order books for the bond have topped 3 billion euros, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. When Greece sold a five-year bond back in April orders reached over 20 billion euros.Bailed-out Greece is aiming to raise up to 3 billion euros from the new bond, ...

Portugal's bond yields spike on Espirito Santo group reports LONDON: Portuguese bond yields shot higher on Wednesday on local news reports of a proposed debt restructuring by a holding company of the founding family of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), Portugal's largest listed bank.Ten-year yields spiked nearly 30 basis points to hit a day's high of 3.96 percent, as one trader said some banks were urging the sovereign to delay plans for a debt sale expected in the coming days. The Portuguese Treasury declined to ...

China 1-year fin min bills yield at 3.54pc, at high end of forecast range SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 22 billion yuan ($3.55 billion) of one-year bills in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 3.54 percent, traders said, near the top of the expected range. Market forecasts had centred around 3.48 percent and ranged from 3.40 to 3.55 percent. The auction yield came in above Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.4326 percent for one-year government bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2014


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