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US bond prices extend fall after factory orders data      NEW YORK: Prices on longer-dated US Treasuries added slight losses on Tuesday as data showed new orders for US factory goods rose 2.7 percent, marking their strongest monthly increase since June 2015 and supporting the view an improving US economy.  The price on 30-year government bond was last down 10/32 at 96-5/32 for a yield of 3.071 percent, up 1.6 basis points from late on Monday.      Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs slip on weak liquidity-enhancing sale, firmer Nikkei TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped on Tuesday, with the benchmark yield climbing to a 10-month high, as a weak liquidity-enhancing auction and firmer Nikkei weighed on the market.The 10-year JGB yield was up 2 basis points at 0.045 percent after touching 0.050 percent, its highest since Feb. 18. JGB yields have climbed steadily over the past month, tracking the rise in global bond yields.The 30-year yield was 3.5 basis points higher at 0.620 percent.An auction by the finance ministry on Tuesday ...

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US Cash Grains-Corn bids mostly firmer, beans generally weaker     CHICAGO: Most spot basis bids for corn in the US Midwest were mostly higher, and mainly weaker for soybeans, on Monday as the rally in futures for both grains tempered farmer selling, grain merchants said. Chicago Board of Trade corn climbed on technical buying and supportive export news. Monday morning's US Department of Export inspections data showed corn at 1.15 million tonnes, which topped the high end of market forecasts. CBOT soybeans drew strength from USDA's export inspections for soybeans that totaled 1.911 ...

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JGBs gain after Italy referendum spurs buying of safe assets TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday as investors sought safer assets after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on constitutional reforms.The price of 10-year JGB futures rose 0.10 point to 150.58. The benchmark 10-year cash JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.030 percent.The 20-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.470 percent  while the 30-year yield dropped 2.0 basis points to 0.575 percent.The market was also supported by a rebound in ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US 30-year mortgage rate hits highest in 16 months      NEW YORK: The average interest rate on US 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to its highest levels in more than 16 months with the ongoing rise in Treasury yields, mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac said on Thursday.  The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of US home loan, averaged 4.08 percent in the week ended Dec. 1, which was the highest since 4.09 percent in the week of July 16, 2015. Last week, the 30-year mortgage rates averaged ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs slip, taking cue from stronger stocks TOKYO: Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from stronger stocks after OPEC agreed to cut crude output for the first time since 2008 to support oil prices.The oil output deal helped the Nikkei stock index  end at an 11-month high.The outcome of a sale of 10-year JGBs showed weaker demand than last month's sale, although the results were not as bad as some investors feared, and the benchmark yield came off its earlier highs.The 10-year yield rose ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs edge down slightly; 10-year sale awaited TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday as investors positioned for the next session's 10-year sale.The 10-year yield rose 1 basis point (bp) to 0.020 percent , though it remained shy of a nine-month high of 0.045 percent struck on Friday.December 10-year JGB futures ended down 0.07 point at 150.56.The 20-year yield and the 30-year yield  both climbed 1 bp to 0.450 percent and 0.570 percent, respectively.November JGB trading was marked by upward pressure on yields, tracking U.S. Treasuries, whose prices ...