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JGBs brush off weaker Treasuries and gain on post-auction relief TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices strengthened on Friday with the market brushing off weaker US Treasuries and rose instead on lingering relief from a well-received debt auction.A regular debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan also supported JGBs.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield dipped half a basis point to 0.305 percent. December 10-year futures climbed 0.09 point to 148.51.The Ministry of Finance had sold 2.4 trillion yen ($19.7 billion) of 10-year JGBs on Thursday and the results underlined firm investor demand for longer-dated debt.Prices of US Treasuries fell on Thursday, with 2-year yields hitting 4-1/2 year highs, on expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike rates in December.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Gilt yields fall as markets push back rate hike bets on BoE LONDON: British gilt yields fell on Thursday after the Bank of England indicated it was in no hurry to raise interest rates, prompting markets to push out bets on the timing of the first rate hike in eight years.Yields on two-year bonds, particularly sensitive to changes in interest rate expectations, fell from their highest level in more than a year early in the session to end up 3 basis points lower on the day at ...

Nigeria raises 123bn naira on T-bills at lower yields LAGOS: Nigeria raised 122.95 billion naira ($618 million) on Treasury bills with maturities from three months to a year at an auction on Wednesday, with yields lower than at previous auctions, the central bank said on Thursday. The result of the auction showed that the bank sold 45.17 billion naira worth of three-month paper at 5.82 percent compared with 8.49 percent at the Oct. 21 auction. It also sold 23.43 billion naira worth of six-month ...

JGBs edge down in line with weaker Treasuries TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, pressured by an overnight drop in US Treasuries but underpinned by a decent outcome at a 10-year auction.The Ministry of Finance conducted its monthly auction of 10-year JGBs, offering 2.4 trillion yen ($19.76 billion), reopening the current issue with a coupon of 0.4 percent.The lowest accepted price at the auction was 100.76 to yield 0.320 percent, in line with market expectations.The bid-to-cover ratio, a measure of ...

China finance ministry to auction 10bn yuan of 3-mth bills on Nov. 6 BEIJING: China's Ministry of Finance said on Thursday that it would auction 10 billion yuan of three-month bills on Friday.The bonds would be issued from Nov.6 to Nov. 9 and begin secondary market trading on Nov. 11, it said in a statemen.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Euro zone yields fall as ECB's Draghi remains ready to act LONDON: Euro zone yields fell on Wednesday after ECB president Mario Draghi again stressed the central bank would assess the impact of its monetary stimulus next month and remains ready and willing to act. Expectations of additional easing have ebbed since the European Central Bank meeting two weeks ago, when Draghi hinted the ECB's 1 trillion euro bond-buying quantitative easing scheme could be expanded or extended, and re-opened the door to further rate cuts. In ...

China finance ministry to auction 28bn yuan 5-year bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday that it will auction 28 billion yuan ($4.42 billion) in five-year government bonds next Wednesday.After the auction, the bonds will be issued from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16 and begin secondary market trading on Nov. 18, it said in a statement published on the ministry's website.Copyright Reuters, 2015


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,719.92 0.44
Arrow Nasdaq 5,108.67 0.37
Arrow S&P 2,080.41 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,356.09 0.30
Arrow DAX 11,382.23 0.78
Arrow CAC-40 4,957.60 0.56
Arrow Nikkei 19,747.47 0.69
Arrow H.Seng 21,996.42 0.33
Arrow Sensex 26,145.67 0.07

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