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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

South Korea central bank to buy 1.5trn won of KTB on Nov. 21 SEOUL: South Korea's central bank plans to buy 1.5 trillion won ($1.27 billion) of government bonds in an auction on Nov. 21 as part of measures to stabilize the local bond market, the Bank of Korea said on Friday.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Euro zone bond yields fall after BoJ fires warning shot LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields fell on Thursday, pulling away from multi-month highs, after the Bank of Japan fired a warning shot to markets not to push borrowing costs too high following Donald Trump's unexpected victory in last week's US presidential election. The BoJ on Thursday offered to buy unlimited bonds for the first time under a revamped policy framework and its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, said the central bank would not stand idly by ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs firm after BOJ's special buying operations surprise TOKYO: Japanese government bonds firmed and the yield curve steepened on Thursday, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced its first special fixed-rate buying operation under its revamped monetary policy framework.The benchmark 10-year yield, which rose to a nine-month high of 0.035 percent on Wednesday, was down 1 basis point (bp) at 0.005 percent. It earlier rose as high as 0.025 percent before skidding after the BOJ's offer.Under its current monetary policy scheme outlined in ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yield curve flattens as US data shows slower inflation NEW YORK: The US Treasury yield curve flattened on Wednesday with yields on shorter-dated maturities little changed while yields on longer-dated ones fell as US producer prices and industrial output data showed inflation could be growing more slowly than expected. Yields on Treasury notes with maturities from 2 to 7 years rose to their highest since early January in morning North American trading. But they later reversed those moves, turning flat after the release of ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

South European bonds sell off as ECB rises up the agenda LONDON: Low-rated debt from southern Europe led a renewed sell-off among euro zone government bonds on Wednesday, on expectations of higher inflation and what that could mean for the future of European Central Bank policy. Italian and Spanish bond yields were up 7 to 8 basis points and Portuguese government bond yields hit their highest levels since February at one stage, rising 17 basis points to 3.70 percent, before settling down to 3.65 percent by ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Benchmark JGB yield hits 8-month high, impact of poor 5-year sale lingers TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices weakened across the board on Wednesday, with the benchmark yield hitting an eight-month high, as the market crumbled from the short-end on a lingering impact from a poor five-year auction the previous day.The short to mid-term maturities underperformed, as bearish sentiment from weak sales at Tuesday's five-year auction was amplified by lacklustre results from the Bank of Japan's regular bond-buying operation.The two-year yield and the five-year yield touched 9-1/2-month highs ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Short-dated US yields add rise after retail sales data NEW YORK: Yields on short-to-medium term Treasuries extended their earlier rise on Tuesday as a bigger-than-expected rise in domestic retail sales in October supported the view the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in December. Two-year Treasury yield, which is most sensitive to traders' expectations on Fed policy, was up more than 2 basis points at 1.013 percent after touching its highest level since early January earlier Tuesday. Copyright Reuters, 2016