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JGBs slip as investors' risk appetite returns TOKYO: Japanese government bonds slipped on Monday, as risk appetites were strengthened by opinion polls showing British voters have swung and now favour remaining in the European Union.The longer zone faced the brunt of Monday's selling after the Bank of Japan bought only shorter maturities in its asset purchase operations, though losses were pared in the afternoon as some investors bought on dips, market participants said.The 20-year yield added 2.5 basis points to 0.190 , down from a session high of 0.215 percent but still solidly above last week's record low of 0.090 percentThe 30-year yield rose 3.5 basis points to 0.265 percent , after rising as high as 0.300 percent earlier. It had marked a record low of 0.150 percent on Thursday.The BOJ offered to buy 450 billion yen ($4.30 billion) of JGBs in the 5- to 10-year zone and 70 billion yen of JGBs maturing within one year.Three ...

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China home prices rise faster in May as smaller cities join rally HONG KONG: Sizzling home price rises in China's biggest cities showed signs of easing in May but sharp gains appeared to be spreading to smaller cities, making policymakers' job harder as they look to support the faltering economy without inflating bubbles. The recovery in China's property market since late last year has been a rare bright spot in the world's second-largest economy, which has been slowing amid weak demand at home and abroad, cooling investment ...

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JGBs tumble, yields rise off this week's record lows TOKYO: Japanese government bonds skidded on Friday, with yields soaring off record lows notched in the previous session and the superlong tenor bearing the brunt of the selling.The 20-year yield jumped 7.5 basis points to 0.170 after plumbing a record low 0.090 percent on Thursday. The 30-year yield rose 8.5 basis points to 0.230 percent, moving away from a record low 0.150 percent marked in the previous session.The 10-year JGB yield added 5.5 basis points ...

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JGBs off session highs after BOJ holds policy steady TOKYO: Japanese government bond yields edged away from record lows hit earlier in the session on Thursday, after the Bank of Japan decided not to expand its massive stimulus programme.The BOJ held monetary policy steady as expected at the conclusion of its two-day meeting, lifting the yen and sending Tokyo stocks down 2 percent.The central bank maintained its negative interest rate policy adopted in February, which has pushed yields on most JGBs below zero. Most ...

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China's central bank begins publishing bonds yield curve starting June 15 BEIJING: China's central bank will begin publishing the yield curve for government and other bonds, starting from June 15, it said on Wednesday.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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JGB yields touch new record lows as Brexit fears hurt stocks TOKYO: Japanese government bond yields dropped to new record lows on Tuesday as fears that Britain will vote to leave the European Union hurt equities and sent investors scurrying into safe-haven debt.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell as low as minus 0.170 percent, before edging back to minus 0.165 percent.The 20-year yield was down half a basis point at 0.165 percent after touching 0.155 percent, also a fresh record low.JGB yields pulled back slightly from ...

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China's investment growth slows, bucking signs of stabilisation BEIJING: China's fixed asset investment, an important gauge of infrastructure spending, slowed to its weakest pace in 16 years, government statistics showed Monday, a worrying trend despite other signs of economic stabilisation in the Asian giant.The moderation comes after a record credit binge in the first quarter of the year, a splurge aimed at stimulating China's slowing economy.Fixed asset investment rose 9.6 percent in the first five months of the year, according to the National ...