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Markets - Fixed Income

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Hong Kong home prices tick up in April but still down 5.6pc on-year HONG KONG: Hong Kong home prices edged up 0.5 percent in April, snapping a half year of monthly declines, but were still down 5.6 percent from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday. Home prices rose to 258.8 on a government index in April, from 257.5 in March, according to the Hong Kong government's Rating and Valuation Department.Before April, the index had shown six consecutive months of declines in home prices in Hong Kong, one of the most expensive property markets in the world.Rental prices continued to fall, recording their seventh consecutive month of decline. Rental prices fell 0.1 percent in April to 163.2 from 163.4 in March. Rents are down 4.7 percent from a year earlier.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Euro zone bond yields up on Yellen rate-hike hint, upbeat data LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields rose on Monday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted the case for a US interest rate rise in June or July and data pointed to a brighter outlook for Europe's economy. The Fed should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, the Fed chief said on Friday. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices fall as Yellen hints at rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasury prices fell on Friday with short-dated yields spiking up after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said gradual US interest rate increases would be appropriate if the economy improves further and the labor market tightens. The yield spread between short- and long-dated Treasuries narrowed in reaction to Yellen's rate-hike comment as traders favored longer maturities over shorter ones in anticipation that the Fed may raise rates as early as June. "The market ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

France to sell 8-9bn euros of bonds at auction next week PARIS: France will sell 8-9 billion euros ($8.9-$10.1 billion) of long-term bonds at a regular debt auction next week, the Agence France Tresor public debt management agency said on Friday. Among the bonds offered will be AFT's 2.25 percent OAT bond maturing May 2024, its 0.50 percent May 2026 line and its 3.25 percent May 2045 bond.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Kenya 91-day T-bill yield slips to 7.711pc NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills fell to 7.711 percent at auction on Thursday from 7.998 percent last week, the central bank said. The bank said it received bids worth 10.21 billion shillings ($101.49 million) for the 4.00 billion shillings of bills offered. It accepted bids worth 7.28 billion shillings.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US medium- to long-dated yields fall to session lows NEW YORK: Yields on US medium- to long-dated Treasuries fell to session lows on Thursday following solid demand at a $28 billion of seven-year note supply, the final leg of this week's $88 billion in coupon-bearing government debt issuance. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was down 4 basis points at 1.832 percent, while five-year yield was 5 basis points lower at 1.352 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

German yields dip as US data dents Fed rate hike talk LONDON: Europe's benchmark German bond yield nudged down on Thursday, giving up an earlier rise after U.S. data showed weakness in business spending plans and dented talk of a near-term rise in U.S. interest rates.Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods jumped 3.4 percent in April on strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other products, but continued weakness in business spending plans suggested the manufacturing rout was far from over.Non-defense capital goods orders ...