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Growth concerns boost bid for Treasuries NEW YORK: Concerns about growth highlighted by the fifth straight monthly drop in German business sentiment weakened equities and the euro and boosted safe-haven US Treasuries on Monday. Long-dated Treasuries outperformed, balancing out their underperformance on Friday. Stock index futures slipped. The euro was hurt by the German sentiment survey and uncertainty about Spain's progress toward asking for a bailout. Business sentiment in Germany, the strongest of the euro zone's economies, fell in September, despite the European Central Bank's recent announcement of a bond-buying plan and the Federal Reserve's mid-September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement that it would start a third phase of quantitative easing to boost the economy and cut unemployment. A Chicago Fed index of national economic activity remained subdued in August, with a reading of -0.87 versus a revised reading of -0.12 in July. "The Chicago Fed numbers were a little soft, German business was down, and all eyes are on ...

Bonds supported in Asia as inflation fears ease  TOKYO: US Treasuries were supported in Asia on Thursday, with yields paring much of their rise since the Federal Reserve' stimulus steps on growing views that such aggressive easing may not trigger inflation.   The 10-year notes traded at a yield of 1.768 percent , little changed from the late US session but near the lowest level since last Friday.   Although it is still above the level just before the Fed announced a new asset purchase programme, dubbed ...
US 10-year notes rise, get respite after sell-off  SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries rose on Wednesday, getting some respite from a recent sell-off that came as the Federal Reserve's new monetary stimulus bolstered inflation expectations and whetted investor appetite for risky assets.   Ten-year Treasuries rose 4/32 in price to yield roughly 1.798 percent, down 1 basis point from late US trade on Tuesday and below a four-month high around 1.89 percent hit on Friday.   The 10-year notes have regained some footing after Friday's sharp sell-off, which ...
Brazil steelmaker CSN to issue $778 million in bonds  RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian steelmaker CSN will issue 1.57 billion reais ($778.5 million) in bonds to spread its existing debts over a longer period and for full payment of promissory notes, the company said in a filing on Tuesday. Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
US bonds fall before ECB decision but mood cautious  LONDON: US bond prices fell in European trade on Thursday with investors looking to the European Central Bank to shed more light on its latest debt crisis-fighting plans later in the day. Treasuries followed German Bunds lower but their losses were expected to be limited as traders weighed the risk the ECB could undershoot expectations and provide only scant details of its widely-anticipated bond-buying scheme. Uncertainty also remains on when Spain will ask for aid from ...
Mexico 1-month Cetes yield seen up  MEXICO CITY: The yield on Mexico's benchmark one-month Cetes was seen up at Tuesday's auction, adding 4 basis points to reach 4.19 percent, according o the average forecast of nine dealers surveyed by Reuters. Yields on longer-term Cetes were seen mixed, with the three-month T-bill yield seen jumping 2 basis points to 4.29 percent. The six-month T-bill yield was seen holding steady at 4.48 percent. Mexico's 10-year bond yield was seen at 5.46 percent, up 34 basis ...
Bonds gain on QE3 stimulus speculation  NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday as traders anticipated hints from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke later this week of possible further monetary stimulus to help the economy. Bets on a third round of "quantitative easing" through large-scale bond purchases, nicknamed QE3, pushed benchmark yields to three-week lows earlier on Tuesday after they touched a three-month high last week. "It appears likely that the market will be spending the fall with a significant probability of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,974.31 0.18
Arrow Nasdaq 4,549.23 0.33
Arrow S&P 1,982.30 0.14
Arrow FTSE 6,453.87 0.81
Arrow DAX 9,082.81 0.16
Arrow CAC-40 4,110.64 0.05
Arrow Nikkei 15,553.91 1.46
Arrow H.Seng 23,819.87 1.27
Arrow Sensex 27,098.17 0.81

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