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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US Treasury official sees limited public sharing of bond data NEW YORK: A US Treasury official said on Monday there are benefits for limited public sharing of trade data on US government securities for traders and investors to gain an understanding of the changing structure of the $13.6 trillion market. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's proposal to require its members to report their trades of US Treasuries. "Treasury remains committed to close and careful review of the data before making any determinations. But we believe the debate should shift from whether to seek increased transparency to how, when, and on what basis," Counselor to the US Treasury Secretary Antonio Weiss said in prepared remarks at the second annual on Treasury market structure at the New York Federal Reserve. The SEC, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, the New York Fed and other US regulators' push for disclosure on Treasury trades came after a "flash ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Yields fall at Belgian long-term debt auction BRUSSELS: Belgium sold 1.8 billion euros ($1.96 billion) of medium- and long-term debt at an auction of linear bonds (OLOs) on Monday, the country's debt agency said, with yield for the benchmark 10-year bond falling. At the sale, which brought in an amount at the top of the range the agency had set previously, the 10-year benchmark sold for a yield of 0.192 percent, down from the 0.240 percent at the last auction of this ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Chinese 10-year treasury futures sell off by most since August SHANGHAI: Chinese ten-year treasury futures for December delivery sold off on Monday by the most since August, as investors took profits after a sharp run-up in government debt and traders eyed tighter liquidity as a result of suspected currency market intervention to support the yuan. Xia Haojie, bond futures analyst at Guosen Futures, said the market is expecting the central bank will gradually turn to a tighter monetary policy, which would help ease depreciation pressure."There's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs edge down as 20-year sale awaited TOKYO: Japanese government bonds were mostly down on Monday in quiet trade ahead of a 20-year sale.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield added half a basis point (bp) to minus 0.055 percent, while December 10-year futures were down 0.13 point at 151.69 in afternoon trading.Prices in the superlong zone were steady, with the 20-year JGB yield flat at 0.380 percent and the 30-year yield also unchanged at 0.495 percent.The 2-year yield and the 5-year yield both ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

China's urbanites embrace sacrifice to ride property frenzy BEIJING: Lydia Su said her heart jumped when she first heard a property in Shanghai's tree-lined French Concession was on the market - even though it was no bigger than a bathroom - swept up in China's latest property frenzy. The 13.7-square metre (147-square foot) apartment, the detached annex of a villa, was priced at 1.8 million yuan ($267,169), which at about $19,500 per square metre ranks it among the world's most expensive residential spaces.Though ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

South Africa's 3-month T-bill average yield inches up JOHANNESBURG: South Africa sold 3.55 billion rand ($253 million) worth of three-month Treasury bills on Friday at an average yield of 7.55 percent compared with 7.53 percent last week.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bonds trim gains after exiting home sales data NEW YORK: US Treasury prices pared earlier gains on Thursday as a stronger-than-expected increase in domestic home resales in September reduced some pessimism about the housing sector and worries about slowing economic growth. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were up 2/32 in price for a yield of 1.743 percent, down nearly 1 basis point from late on Wednesday. Copyright Reuters, 2016