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US T-bill rates fall after tentative US debt deal NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills due through year-end slipped into negative territory on Tuesday as investor demand returned in the wake of a tentative deal on a two-year US budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling. Investors had worried repayments of T-bills that mature in the coming weeks would be delayed if government borrowing capacity was not increased. Interest rates on T-bills due Nov. 5 were quoted at -0.005 to 0.005 percent, down 5 basis points from late Monday, while those due Nov. 12 were quoted at -0.0100 to 0.005 percent, a little over 5 basis points lower, according to Tradeweb. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices rise as weaker stocks revive bids NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday, with benchmark yields retreating from two-week highs as stock market losses and disappointing data on domestic new home sales rekindled demand for low-risk government bonds. Bonds' gains were limited by typical investor caution ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting and sales of existing holdings to make room for supplies of five-year and seven-year notes later this week. "It's taking back a bit of last week's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields keep rising, helped by US housing report NEW YORK: US government bond yields rose for a fourth session on Tuesday, getting a lift from unexpectedly strong data showing that home building remains a bright sector in the slowing US economy. Treasuries prices were already down before the housing data in a selling trend that began last week but has left yields well within recent ranges, according to senior bond strategist Ian Lyngen at CRT Capital. "You can make a solid argument that ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US T-bill rates jump on debt ceiling worries NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills due in November jumped on Monday on worries the absence of a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit will result in the government delaying payments on its debt obligations. About $235 billion of Treasury bill issues are scheduled to mature next month. Jitters about delayed repayments to T-bill holders in less than a month distorted the interest rates in this sector. Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields rise after US data supports view of earlier Fed rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose slightly on Thursday after data showed a measure of US consumer prices that strips out food and energy costs rose more than expected in September, marginally supporting views of a 2015 Federal Reserve rate hike. The so-called core CPI rose 0.2 percent last month, Labor Department data showed, while economists polled by Reuters had expected the measure to remain unchanged from August at 0.1 percent. In the 12 months ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices turn up as stocks lose early gains NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices erased earlier losses and briefly turned higher on Friday as Wall Street stocks pared gains, reviving some safehaven demand for US government debt.Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were last little changed in price to yield 2.108 percent, while the 30-year bond was up 6/32 in price with a yield of 2.934 percent, down 1 basis point from late on Thursday.Earlier, 10-year and 30-year yields rose to their highs in about two ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices fall with Bund, equities rally NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Wednesday as a recovery in oil prices spread to global stock markets and a failed German debt auction encouraged investors to move into stocks from bonds, ahead of a $21 billion 10-year note auction. The sell-off in Treasuries followed Berlin's third failed auction, where low yields suppressed investor appetite for a German 10-year benchmark Bund, suggesting that investors are not prepared to increase exposure to bonds. "The failed ...