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Yields at highest levels in weeks ahead of Fed minutes NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose to their highest levels in about two weeks or longer on Wednesday on concern that minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting could signal another interest rate increase is looming as early as next month. The move was most pronounced at the front end of the yield curve, with yields on two- and three-year Treasury notes hitting their highest levels in three weeks. Benchmark 10-year notes and 30-year bonds rose to their highest levels in around two weeks.Improving US economic data and recent comments from US central bank officials about resuming a rate tightening cycle have prompted selling of Treasuries ahead of the release of the minutes from the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee's April 26-27 meeting, analysts said.The minutes are due to be released at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT).The Fed raised rates in December for the first time in nearly a ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

JGBs edge down, BOJ purchases underpin sentiment TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, largely shrugging off a better-than-expected gross domestic product report, while the Bank of Japan's purchases underpinned sentiment.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to minus 0.105 percent. June 10-year futures ended down 0.09 point at 151.83.The 20-year JGB yield added 1.5 basis points to 0.275 percent.The BOJ offered to buy 350 billion yen of JGBs in the one- to three-year zone, 440 billion yen of ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields little moved as investors unimpressed by US data NEW YORK: US Treasuries were little changed on Tuesday as investors reversed early selling spurred by stronger-than-expected consumer price data. Yields on two- and three-year notes rose to their highest in nearly three weeks after the Labor Department reported that its Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the largest gain since February 2013. But Treasuries retraced those levels as investors dug into the report's core numbers, which largely matched expectations. Guy LeBas, chief ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Bonds steady before 10-year note auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries were steady on Wednesday before the Treasury was due to sell $23 billion in 10-year notes, the second sale of $62 billion in new coupon-bearing debt this week.The government saw strong demand for a $24 billion auction of three-year notes on Tuesday, even amid heavy corporate debt supply."We're looking at supply both in corporate land and in Treasuries," said Justin Lederer, interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. "Yesterday ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Bonds steady before three-year auction, corporate supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries were steady on Tuesday before the government is due to sell $24 billion in three-year notes, the first sale of $62 billion in coupon-bearing debt supply this week, and with heavy corporate debt sales also expected.New government and corporate debt supply is in focus with no major economic releases due until Friday's retail sales report for April."You are getting a bit of supply pressure," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields fall as rate hike seen more distant NEW YORK: Most US Treasury yields fell on Monday as investors lowered expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report for April on Friday.Yields fell to one-month lows on Friday after data showed employers added the fewest jobs in seven months in April, but ended the day higher as investors focused on wage growth as a sign that inflation may be picking up.The yields fell again on ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields little moved as investors eye April jobs report NEW YORK: US Treasury yields were little changed on Thursday as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly but remained within the range of a strong labor market, leaving investors with no clear signals ahead of Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.Reports detailing the health of the US economy have been mixed this week and the Federal Reserve has signaled it will make its June interest rate policy decision based on what the data ...