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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs largely firmer, 2-year sale well received TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were mostly firmer on Tuesday thanks to wobbly Tokyo shares and a well-received two-year debt auction.The two-year yield was unchanged at -0.040 percent , the benchmark 10-year yield rose half a basis point to 0.275 percent and the 40-year yield fell a basis point to 1.380 percent.The two-year yield has spent much of the past six weeks below zero percent, hitting a record low of -0.060 percent last week, driven steadily lower under the Bank of Japan's debt-buying scheme. Tuesday's 2.5 trillion yen ($20.62 billion) two-year sale underlined strong investor demand. The yield on the lowest accepted price was -0.009 percent and the yield on the average accepted price was -0.013 percent, both record lows.The Nikkei was down 0.1 percent, on track for its second day of losses, hurt by concerns stemming from declining crude oil prices and uncertainty over how the Federal Reserve's interest ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Egypt's 5-year, 10-year treasury bonds steady at auction CAIRO: Yields on five-year and 10-year treasury bonds were steady at an auction on Monday, data from the central bank showed.The average yield on Egypt's five-year bond rose marginally to 13.174 percent from 13.172 percent in the previous auction, on Dec. 7, while yields on the 10-year bond dropped marginally to 15.365 percent from 15.373 percent on Dec. 7.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs steady at lofty levels as stocks slump TOKYO: Japanese government bonds were firm on Monday in line with slumping equities, while the longer zones extended gains made on Friday after the Bank of Japan pledged to increase the average remaining maturity of its JGB portfolio.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was flat at 0.265 percent, its lowest level since January. March 10-year JGB futures were last nearly flat, down 0.02 point at 149.04, after they hit a record high of 149.18 on Friday.The ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Yields on Egypt's 91-day and 266-day t-bills steady CAIRO: Yields on Egypt's three and nine-month treasury bills are almost unchanged at Sunday's auction, data from the central bank showed.The average yield on Egypt's 91-day bill dropped marginally to 11.176 percent from 11.186 percent on Dec 13 and the yield on the 266-day bill rose marginally to 11.607 from 11.604 percent in a similar auction on Dec. 13.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs rise after BOJ extends portfolio duration TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, with the longer zones outperforming after the Bank of Japan said it plans to increase the average remaining maturity of its JGB holdings. The BOJ kept intact its policy target of increasing base money - or cash and deposits in circulation - at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($655 billion), and said it would extend the average remaining maturity of its JGB purchases to about ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Dollar hits two-week highs in wake of Fed rate hike NEW YORK: The US dollar hovered near a two-week high against a basket of other major currencies on Thursday a day after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates, on the view that the central bank's move would make US assets more attractive. Analysts said the monetary policy divergence between the tightening Fed and stimulative European Central Bank and Bank of Japan was firmly in place and drawing demand for the greenback. The Fed's tightening policy ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Gilts rally after US Fed commits to gradual rate hike cycle LONDON: British gilt prices rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, with bond investors relieved by the central bank's commitment to a "gradual" cycle of rate hikes.The Fed raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent, ending a lengthy debate about whether the U.S. economy was strong enough to ...