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Spain, Italy bond yields dip as BES contagion risk ebbs LONDON: Spanish and Italian bonds extended gains on Tuesday as fears receded that troubles in Portugal's banking sector could spread to other peripheral countries.Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds fell as investors reacted to weekend news that Portugal had bailed out its largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo, drawing a line under an issue that has shaken vulnerable peripheral debt in recent weeks."The periphery has been the main winner of the resolution of the Banco Espirito Santo saga," said Luca Cazzulani, a strategist at UniCredit.Spanish and Italian 10-year yields dropped 2 basis points, to 2.68 and 2.48 percent respectively. Portugal's 10-yrar yield was flat at 3.65 percent, having been the euro zone's best performer on Monday as markets first reacted to the BES bailout.Cazzulani cautioned, however, that volumes were very low and with many participants on summer vacation did "not reflect fully the entire community of markets".Daily volumes in Italian bond ...

Greek bonds extend losses as EU mulls scrapping troika control LONDON: Greek bonds extended losses on Tuesday as Brussels considered lighter-touch supervision of the bailed-out country that strategists say is still vulnerable to external shocks and unable to meet its commitments to reform.Greek bond yields have risen around 20 basis points this week, swiftly reversing initial declines that resulted from a ratings upgrade by Moody's late on Friday.Market experts have offered a long list of reasons for this underperformance ranging from its financial fragility, inability ...

Indian bonds fall, rupee trims gains after RBI policy review MUMBAI: Indian bond yields rose on Tuesday after the central bank cut banks' statutory liquidity ratio and their held-to-maturity ratio by half a percentage point each. The central bank kept its key policy repo rate unchanged as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a shortfall in monsoon rains spark a surge in food prices. The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose 4 basis points to 8.77 percent, while the new 10-year bond yield advanced ...

Portuguese yields dip on relief after Lisbon agrees BES rescue LONDON: Portuguese bond yields fell on Monday after Lisbon agreed a near 5 billion euro ($6.6 billion) bailout of its biggest bank in a plan that reassured debt investors there would be no wider strain on public finances.After frenzied weekend discussions between Portuguese and European Union officials, Lisbon agreed to rescue Banco Espirito Santo, just months after the country exited an international bailout.Portugal's central bank, which only days ago said that BES could be recapitalised ...

China finance ministry to issue 40bn yuan 3- and 5-year savings bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said it would issue as much as 40 billion yuan ($6.47 billion) of three- and five-year savings bonds in the interbank market from August 10 to 19. The three-year and five-year bonds have a fixed annual yield of 5.00 and 5.41 percent, respectively. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Philippine Treasury rejects all bids for 182-day T-bills MANILA: The Philippines' Bureau of Treasury rejected on Monday all bids at an auction of 182-day Treasury bills after banks demanded a premium for the debt paper. The Treasury offered 6 billion pesos ($137 million) of the paper, with total bids submitted reaching 11.3 billion pesos. Banks had offered to buy the 182-day paper at rates ranging from 1.74 percent to 1.90 percent, higher than the 1.513 percent it fetched at the last successful auction ...

Yields fall as stagnant wages ease inflation fears NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields dropped on Friday after employers added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than expected, and wage growth was stagnant in the month.Yield have risen since strong gross domestic product for the second quarter on Wednesday increased expectations that the economy is gaining momentum.The selloff accelerated on Thursday on inflation fears after data showed US labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign ...


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