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US bonds slip but fiscal worries limit losses  LONDON: US Treasuries slipped on Thursday as some investors pocketed profits after a sharp rally over the past week, but fears of a fiscal crisis was likely to keep underlying demand firm.   The yield on 10-year notes stood at 1.61 percent in European trade, up 2 basis points from late US levels and above a 10-week low of 1.572 percent hit on Tuesday.   If the White House and a divided Congress do not produce a deal on the federal budget before year-end, the series of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff will come into effect early in 2013, hitting economic growth.   President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal. But top Republican lawmakers have been steadfast in pushing to hold down tax rates for top earners.   Few market players expect a ...

US Treasuries trim gains after jobless data  NEW YORK: US Treasuries trimmed modest gains on Thursday after the US Labor Department's count of new filings for jobless benefits was lower than economists had forecast.   The benchmark 10-year yield stood at 1.68 percent after the report.   New jobless claims fell to 355,000 in the week ended Saturday, below the 370,000 median forecast in a Reuters poll.   A Labor Department analyst said Sandy, a mammoth storm that slammed into the East Coast on Oct. 29, boosted claims ...
US 30 year bond rallies a point after Obama victory  NEW YORK: The price of US 30-year Treasury bonds extended a gain to a point on Wednesday following the re-election of President Barack Obama.   The 30-year bond rose 1-3/32, allowing its yield to fall to 2.86 percent from 2.92 percent late on Tuesday.   Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Treasuries range-bound before Fed, supply  LONDON: US Treasuries were range-bound on Wednesday as the market prepared for more supply and as investors did not expect the Federal Reserve to change its current policy in the last monetary policy meeting before presidential elections.   US 10-year government bond yields were up 1.6 basis points at 1.78 percent, a whisker away from a 200-day moving average at 1.805 percent. Bonds came under pressure after gaining on Tuesday on strong results in a sale of ...
US 10-year yield steady, stays in familiar range  SINGAPORE: The US 10-year Treasury yield held steady within a recent range on Tuesday, as investors awaited the November US presidential election and further clarity on when Spain may ask for a rescue package.   Ten-year Treasuries fetched an yield of 1.668 percent . Since late September, the 10-year yield has moved in a range of roughly 1.600 percent to 1.750 percent.   "You have to consider whether forthcoming events might  trigger a rise in volatility, or whether traders ...
US 10-year notes supported by fears of slowing growth  TOKYO: US Treasuries were steady in Asian trading on Wednesday, as continued fears of slowing global growth kept demand for fixed-income assets firm.   Yields on ten-year Treasuries slipped in Asia to 1.714 percent from 1.715 percent in late US trade on Tuesday.   The 10-year yield had hit a peak around 1.74 percent on Friday, the highest level in about two weeks, after better-then-expected US employment data.   Yields on 30-year Treasuries were steady from late US trade at 2.930 ...
Paid dollar bonds in pesos: Argentina BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's Chaco province made a dollar-denominated bond interest payment in local pesos last week due to the country's policy of limiting access to greenbacks, the province said over the weekend.   The payment of about $260,000 in pesos rather than US dollars surprised the local capital markets, and may set a precedent for other borrowers in the South American country to pay dollar-denominated debt in local currency.   "Compliance in a timely manner of the obligation was ...

 



 
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