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UK 10-year gilts sag after soft demand at auction LONDON: British 10-year government bonds fell to an eight-day low on Thursday after soft demand at an auction of 3.25 billion pounds ($5.39 billion) of September 2024 gilts.The UK Debt Management Office attracted bids worth 1.69 times the volume on offer, the lowest ratio in the five times the gilt has been auctioned since it was launched in March.Ten-year gilt yields rose to 2.462 percent, 4 basis points up on the day. This was their highest level since Aug. 13 as the gilt underperformed other maturities, while its spread over Bund yields rose above 145 basis points, the highest since Aug. 1.The September 2024 gilt's yield stood 4 basis points up on the day at 2.573 percent, as its price fell below the lowest accepted by the DMO at auction.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Bund yields rise after promising German PMIs, US Fed hints LONDON: German bond yields edged up on Thursday from record lows after a survey showed better-than-expected private-sector growth in Europe's largest economy and an increase in U.S. interest rates began to look more likely.Ten-year yields climbed 3 basis points to a day's high of 1.013 percent, coming off lows of 0.952 percent last week. Many strategists said the rise in yields was unlikely to last, however, as conflict in Ukraine which has seen Russia and ...

Indian bonds rally on talk of foreign-investor buying MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rallied on Wednesday amid speculation that foreign portfolio investors were active buyers, especially in 5-8 year debt, suggesting an improvement in the global risk appetite and a positive outlook on local bonds.All eyes are now on the minutes from the last US Federal Reserve policy meeting, due to be released later in the day. On Friday, Fed chief Janet Yellen will address an annual gathering of policymakers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ...

UK gilt yields rise after BoE minutes show votes to hike rates LONDON: British government bond yields rose moderately on Wednesday after minutes from the Bank of England showed two policymakers unexpectedly voted to start raising interest rates this month.Short-dated gilt prices, most sensitive to changes in interest rate expectations, lagged longer-dated bonds.The two-year gilt yield rose around 4 basis points following the minutes to its highest level in a week at 0.764 percent. Five-year gilt yields also rose around the same amount.Short sterling futures fell between ...

Zero-yielding German two-year bonds meet high demand LONDON: German two-year debt yields held close to 15-month lows just below zero on Wednesday, with record low money market rates and expectations of easier ECB monetary policy underpinning demand at an auction of similarly-dated bonds Germany sold over 4 billion euros of a new two-year bond, with demand from investors double that amount despite the average yield and the coupon both being zero. Data last week showing the euro zone ...

German two-year yields negative before debt auction LONDON: German two-year debt yields held close to 15-month lows below zero on Wednesday with record low money market rates and bets for further ECB easing underpinning demand before an auction of up to 5 billion euros of a similar-dated bond.Data last week showing the euro zone economy stagnating in the second quarter even before the sanctions imposed on and by Russia over the conflict in Ukraine cemented expectations of ultra-low European Central Bank interest ...

China 10-year fin min bonds yield at 4.2293pc, as forecast SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.2293 percent, traders said, as expected.Market forecasts had centred around 4.22 percent and ranged from 4.17 to 4.27 percent. The auction yield came in near Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 4.2422 percent for 10-year government bonds .Copyright Reuters, 2014


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