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Yields rise as stocks gain, payrolls in focus NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Friday as stocks gained, with yields of intermediate-dated notes nearing two-month highs as many analysts and traders see the debt as likely to continue to underperform longer-term bonds.Two-year, three-year, five-year and seven-year notes have underperformed since Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week that the US central bank could raise interest rates six months after its bond-buying program ends, suggesting a potential rate hike as early as spring 2015.Economic releases due out next week, culminating in Friday's employment report for March, are being awaited for signs on the strength of the economy and whether recent weakness was temporary."Next week is an important week because we get the first look at the data for March," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York. "There is a big debate about the economy and how much of ...

Nigerian bank UBA says 2013 profit up 7.8pc LAGOS: Nigeria's United Bank for Africa (UBA) said on Friday its 2013 pretax profit rose to 56.1 billion naira ($340.2 million), up 7.8 percent from 52 billion naira a year earlier. Gross earnings at UBA grew to 264.7 billion naira for the twelve months to December 2013, as against 220.1 billion naira a year ago, the bank said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange. UBA declared a dividend of 0.50 naira per share, ...

France to sell 6.5-7.5 billion euros of long-term bonds April 3 PARIS: France will sell 6.5-7.5 billion euros of long-term government bonds at an April 3 auction, the Agence France Tresor public debt management agency said on Friday. The three lines on offer include the 3.75 percent April 2021 OAT, the 2.25 May 2024 OAT and the 3.25 percent May 2045 OAT, the AFT said. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Indian bond investors brace for H1 borrowing calendar MUMBAI: For bond investors, the question is not whether India will have to raise its gross borrowing target of 5.97 trillion Indian rupees ($97.8 billion) for the year starting in April, but by how much.A key indicator of how much more debt India will need to sell is expected on Friday when the government will announce its borrowing calendar for the first half of the fiscal year after a meeting between finance ministry and central ...

Yields steady as investors wait on Fed speakers NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields held near more than one-week highs as investors waited on a quartet of Federal Reserve speakers due to speak on Friday for any signs over whether they will seek to downplay comments on Wednesday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the Fed may raise interest rates sooner than many expected.Yellen, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday after the Fed's two-day policy meeting, said the Fed could raise rates six ...

Italy to launch new 6-year BTP Italia bond on April 14 ROME: The Italian treasury said on Friday it will offer a new six-year inflation-linked BTP Italia bond aimed at both retail and professional investors from April 14-17. For the first time since its introduction in March 2012, the new BTP Italia bond will have a longer maturity than the traditional four-year lifespan and will be sold in two separate placements. The bond will be first offered to retail investors from April 14-16, and then to ...

Nigeria sells 166.57bn naira in T-bills, yields mixed LAGOS: Nigeria auctioned 166.57 billion naira ($1.01 billion) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging between three months and one year on Wednesday, with higher yields on the three months and one year tenor, and slightly lower on the six-month paper. The central bank said on Thursday it sold 33.26 billion naira in 91-day treasury bills at 11.95 percent, slightly higher than 11.89 percent yield attracted at the previous auction on March 5. The regulator ...


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