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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs steady as investors await Fed, BOJ meetings TOKYO: Japanese government bonds were steady on Wednesday on the eve of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting, with month-end buying lifting the superlong zone and offsetting any impact from rallying equities.The BOJ will begin its two-day meeting on Thursday, and some investors speculate that policymakers might muster some more monetary easing steps. While the central bank would prefer to hold back, people familiar with the BOJ's thinking say that recent global market volatility could yet force its hand.The BOJ is also likely to weigh the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that will end later on Wednesday.The benchmark 10-year yield was flat at 0.215 percent , while March 10-year JGB futures added 0.03 point to end at 149.58.The yield on the 20-year JGB slipped 1 basis point to 0.905. The 30-year JGB yield shed 2 basis points to 1.145 percent, after earlier touching 1.140 percent, its lowest ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Bond prices rise on dovish Fed concerns, recovering oil NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices were slightly higher on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve began its two-day meeting, with investors anticipating the meeting would conclude with a dovish statement by the central bank saying it will not raise rates as many times as it hoped it would this year. Treasury price gains were limited by a recovery in oil prices, which paired with corporate earnings, drove investor appetite for equities. Oil prices were lifted ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

German two-year yields hit new low as March ECB cut priced in LONDON: German two-year bond yields hit a record low on Tuesday as another fall in oil prices prompted a dip in money market rates, implying that investors expect the European Central Bank to cut its deposit rate in March.After suggesting on Thursday the ECB may ease monetary policy further at its next meeting, President Mario Draghi repeated a promise on Monday to increase inflation.However, market-based inflation expectations on any time horizon remain below the ECB's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs firm, expectations of BOJ easing support TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were firm on Monday, helped by expectations that the Bank of Japan could expand its massive bond-buying programme further as soon as this week. The 10-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to 0.220 percent , while the 30-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to 1.175 percent, near one-year low of 1.170 percent touched earlier this month.In the futures market, the benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.05 point to 149.51.Bumpy ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond losses grow after poor TIPS sale NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices extended their earlier drop on Thursday after weak investor demand at a $15 billion auction of 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities resulted in their highest yield since May 2011. The 30-year bond was down as much as 1 point in price with a yield of 2.808 percent. It was last down 24/32 in price, yielding 2.793 percent, up 4 basis points from late on Wednesday. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs inch down on profit-taking, investors wary of low yields TOKYO: Japanese government bonds prices eased on Thursday as buyers retreated to the sidelines on near record low yields, while some investors took profits possibly to make up for losses they made on stocks and other investment.The 10-year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.225 percent , while the five-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to minus 0.010 percent.The 10-year yield had hit a record low of 0.190 percent on worries about the global ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Oil price shock takes German yields to lowest since May sell-off LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields fell on Wednesday to their lowest levels since last May's dramatic bond sell off, as sliding oil prices rattled global markets and fuelled talk that the ECB may need to take further steps soon to lift inflation.Bund yields tumbled almost 8 basis points to 0.406 percent , suffering their biggest daily sell off since the first trading day of the year. They have not ventured far from the 0.50 percent ...