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US bonds rally on Japan's move, job worries NEW YORK: The US Treasury debt market rallied on Thursday as investors sought higher-yielding dollar assets after the Bank of Japan said it would step up asset purchases to boost its economy, sending Japanese bond yields to record lows.A surprise jump in domestic jobless claims undermined recent optimism about an improving labor market and fueled bets the Federal Reserve would cling to its own large-scale asset purchase program this year to cut unemployment, analysts said.The latest weekly jobless claims, which climbed to its highest since November, spurred concerns about the economic outlook in the second quarter and helped drive a safe-haven bid for Treasuries."Every year now for three years, we have tended to see Treasury yields rise in the early part of the year and then the economic data seem to slow down as we get into the spring and summer months," said Jim Kochan, chief fixed-income strategist, Wells Fargo ...

Prices for US Treasuries add to losses after jobless claims NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries added to losses on Thursday after better-than-expected data on jobless claims.Thirty-year bonds fell 13/32 to yield 3.174 percent after the data. The benchmark 10-year note slipped 7/32 to yield 1.964 percent.The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market recovery. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
US Fed buys $15bn of mortgage bonds, sells none           NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve bought $15.0 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities Feb. 14-20, less than the $20.6 billion it bought in the prior week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.   The US central bank sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold $1.8 billion the previous week, the New York Fed said on its Website.   On ...
US 10 year notes firmer but yield stays above 2pc        SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries inched higher in Asia on Thursday, but its gains were limited even as weakness in equities stirred some safe haven bids for bonds.   - Ten-year notes edged up 1/32 in price to yield roughly 2.007 percent, steady from late US trade on Wednesday.   - US Treasuries had risen on Wednesday as a fall in stock prices rekindled investors' appetite for less risky assets.   The S&P 500 index posted its biggest one-day fall in three ...
US bonds steady in Europe before debt sales  LONDON: US Treasuries were steady on Tuesday, with selling ahead of debt auctions offset by concerns about the lack of a deal to avert spending cuts in the United States and rising political risks in Europe.   Traders said some investors were making room in their books before sales of $72 billion in new debt this week, including $32 billion in three-year notes on Tuesday, $24 billion in 10-year notes on Wednesday and $16 billion in 30-year ...
Bond prices fall on less glum European data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday after less worrisome data on European business activity in 10 months raised hopes of an economic recovery in the region, stoking selling of safe-haven government debt.   The market sell-off was also spurred by lower yields on Italian and Spanish sovereign debt after they jumped on Monday on worries about possible major political shake-ups in euro zone's third and fourth biggest economies.   Another factor exacerbating the weakness in Treasuries prices ...
US bonds slip on housing jump, fewer jobless claims NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday, weakened by stronger economic data that favored riskier assets over safe-haven debt.   After falling for four straight sessions to their lowest levels in two weeks and hurt by concern that Congress might not raise the $16.4 trillion federal borrowing limit, Treasury yields rose, moving inversely to prices.   Government data showing the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low last week and ...

 



 
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