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Euro zone bond yields fall as markets brace for lacklustre data LONDON: Euro zone bond yields fell slightly on Tuesday before the release of region-wide business surveys that are expected to keep pressure on the European Central Bank to deliver more stimulus. Purchasing managers' indexes across the euro zone are likely to confirm the euro zone's economic recovery is weak and unable to fuel inflation back to the ECB's target of close to 2 percent from near zero levels. Speaking to the economic and monetary affairs committee of the European Parliament on Monday, ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank was ready to use additional unconventional tools, closely monitoring risks to inflation. Earlier this month, Draghi announced a plan to buy asset-backed securities and covered bonds, but markets are increasingly speculating that he will be forced to start buying government bonds, a programme known as quantitative easing (QE)."Disappointing euro area PMIs should underpin QE speculation today as inflation expectations continue ...


Taiwan sells 10-yr govt bonds at 1.725pc yield TAIPEI: Taiwan auctioned T$40 billion ($1.32 billion) of 10-year government bonds at a yield of 1.725 percent, the central bank said on Tuesday. Auction demand for the government debt totaled T$67.3 billion, according to the central bank. The result was below the forecast range in a Reuters poll for a yield of between 1.733 percent and 1.755 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014

French bonds outperform after dodging Moody's ratings downgrade LONDON: French bonds outperformed most of their euro zone peers on Monday after Moody's spared the region's second largest economy from a fresh credit rating downgrade even though Paris has overrun its deficit targets. The French government's admission last week that it would take longer than planned to cut its deficit as agreed with European partners had prompted speculation in the market and in the press that a one-notch downgrade was all but inevitable. Moody's ...

JGBs gain on short-covering triggered by Bunds, US Treasuries TOKYO :Japanese government bond prices ended higher on Monday as some dealers covered their short positions after a fall in yields on German Bunds and U.S. Treasuries.Some domestic institutional investors bought long-term and super-long JGBs sporadically as they rolled over funds from a large number of JGBs that have just matured.The 10-year cash JGB yield dropped 1.5 basis point to 0.540 percent , while the 20-year yield and the 30-year yield fell 2.5 basis points ...

German bond futures rally as weaker equities lift safe-haven debt LONDON: German Bund futures jumped on Monday as a retreat in stocks on expectations of soft Chinese manufacturing data spurred flows into safe-haven government bonds.Flash manufacturing PMI readings from China, the world's second biggest economy, could come in below the 50 level early on Tuesday, traders said, indicating that manufacturing activity is contracting."The Asian markets are weak so it looks to be a risk-off day and a continuation of the Bund rally that started last ...

China one-year fin min bills yield at 3.71pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 22 billion yuan ($3.58 billion) of one-year bills in the interbank market on Friday at an average yield of 3.71 percent, traders said, within expectations.Market forecasts had centred around 3.78 percent and ranged from 3.70 to 3.85 percent. The auction yield came in below Thursday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.7675 percent for one-year government bills.Copyright Reuters, 2014

India's benchmark 10-year bond yield hits an over 11-mth low; may fall more MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield dropped to its lowest level in more than 11 months on Thursday on hopes foreign investors would continue to bet on India despite some concerns about US interest rates.The Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," but also indicated it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected when it starts moving.Although the dollar gained and US yields rose in ...


 



 
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