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UK five-year gilt prices hit highest level since April LONDON: Five-year British government bond prices surged to a five-month high on Tuesday, helped by investors piling into safe assets as commodity prices and stock markets slid. Gilt yields fell alongside those of other major government bonds, with the 10-year British government bond yield falling most heavily across the range of maturities. It closed at 1.78 percent, down around 10 basis points on the day, after earlier touching its lowest level since Aug. 24 at 1.774 percent. The five-year gilt yield bottomed out at 1.199 percent, its lowest since April 22, and closed around 9 basis points down on the day at 1.21 percent. "There was a lot of equity market-watching today," said Jason Simpson, fixed income strategist at Societe Generale, pointing to a near 3 percent slump in Britain's FTSE 100 share index. Ten-year gilts underperformed against the equivalent German debt for much of the session, with the yield ...

Yields extend declines on doubts over 2015 Fed rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Friday, extending the previous day's declines after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Thursday and doubts grew as to whether it would tighten policy at all this year. The Fed held off on a move in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home. But it left open the possibility of a modest policy tightening later this year. Analysts ...

Eurozone bond yields fall as US keeps interest rates on hold PARIS: Investors snapped up eurozone bonds Friday, anticipating the European Central Bank may step more heavily into the market after the US decision to keep interest rates on hold.Around 0930 GMT the rate of return to investors in secondary trading of benchmark 10-year German government bonds fell to 0.686 percent from 0.781 on Thursday evening before the US Federal Reserve held its key interest rate locked at zero citing worries about how the slowdown in ...

Yields tumble after Fed leaves rates unchanged NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Thursday, with two-year yields declining the most in one day in six and a half years, after the Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged after its two-day policy meeting. US two-year note yields fell about 13 basis points to a nearly two-week low of 0.68 percent after the Fed kept rates unchanged in a nod to concerns about a weak world economy, but left open the possibility of a ...

Yields remain high on Bund yield jump, Fed uncertainty NEW YORK: US Treasury yields remained elevated on Wednesday in response to higher German Bund yields, while traders' uncertainty on whether the Federal Reserve would hike rates Thursday also kept US yields high. German Bund yields shot higher for a second day, with benchmark 10-year Bund yields hitting a nearly two-week high of 0.80 percent. The continued move higher was largely a result of new supply entering the market during thin trading. US two-year note ...

Another failed auction sends German yields to two-week highs LONDON: German bond yields touched two-week highs of almost 0.80 percent on Wednesday after the sale of a 30-year bond failed to attract enough bids for the amount offered. Investors steered clear even with the highest average yield seen at auction in nearly a year. They were put off by the possibility of an interest rate rise in the United States. The euro zone's benchmark bond touched levels seen just before the European Central Bank ...

German 10-year Bund yields hit 0.70 percent before auction, Fed LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields rose to 0.70 percent on Tuesday as investors cut exposure before a long-dated German debt auction and a Federal Reserve meeting later this week. Markets see a one-in-four chance the Fed will hike interest rates for the first time since 2006 on Thursday, with the probability falling sharply in recent weeks due to worries over the impact of a slowdown in China. Germany plans to sell 30-year bonds on Wednesday. ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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