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JGBs steady, supported by volatility in global asset markets TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were steady on Wednesday, as volatility in global asset markets helped support safe-haven debt.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield stood unchanged at 0.370 percent, within reach of a 3-1/2-month low of 0.350 percent hit late last week.September 10-year JGB futures were also flat, at 147.94 .JGBs came under early pressure after US Treasuries fell overnight in response to China's policy easing steps late on Tuesday, but they regained traction as trading in the region's equity markets remained volatile despite the supportive measures.Closely-watched Shanghai shares, which have lost 18 percent this month, weaved in and out of the red on Wednesday.However, few investors were eager to chase JGB yields even lower in a market that has seen a significant loss of liquidity under the Bank of Japan's extensive bond-buying scheme.This has meant that JGB yields have moved within a much narrower band during the current global market ...

JGBs fall as risk aversion eases, 40-year sale well received TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices fell on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks rebounded from hefty losses while risk sentiment, battered by recent global market turmoil, improved slightly.September 10-year JGB futures dropped 0.18 point to 147.91.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 3 basis points to 0.375 percent, pulling away from a near four-month low of 0.350 percent reached late last week when widespread risk aversion put government bonds in favour.Losses in the super long maturities were slightly ...
Japan eyes record debt-servicing costs for FY2016 TOKYO: Japan's finance ministry will seek a record 26.05 trillion yen ($213.5 billion) for interest payment and debt servicing of Japanese government bonds, in budgetary appropriations for the next fiscal year from April 2016, government sources said.The increase of 11.1 percent from the current fiscal year's budget reflects ballooning national debt.The debt service costs consist of 15.21 trillion yen for debt repayment, up 14.3 percent from the previous year, and 10.8 trillion yen for interest ...
JGB futures hit 4-month high on lower oil, gains by Treasuries TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Thursday, with debt futures hitting a four-month high, supported by a surge in US Treasuries and sliding oil fanning low inflation concerns.September 10-year JGB futures touched 148.08, the highest since late April. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell a basis point to 0.36 percent and towards a three-month low of 0.355 percent touched last week.On top of external factors, expectations over the Bank of Japan continuing its extensive ...
JGBs gain as US jobs data flattens Treasuries yield curve TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices ticked up on Monday, tracking gains in long-dated US bond prices after US payrolls data cemented expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve and pushed down share prices. The 10-year Japanese government bond yield dipped 1.0 basis point to 0.405 percent, while the price of 10-year JGB futures rose 0.12 in price to 147.62.The 30-year JGB yield also fell 1.0 basis point to 1.425 percent, suggesting traders' optimism ...
JGBs edge down, tracking Treasuries on Fed Lockhart comments TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged lower on Wednesday, tracking Treasuries prices after a Federal Reserve official expressed support for a US interest rate hike in September.US debt yields rose overnight after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart, a voter this year on the Federal Open Market Committee, told the Wall Street Journal that it would take "significant deterioration" in the US economy for him to not support a rate hike in September. The Bank ...
JGBs edge lower as Fed meeting outcome awaited TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, though moves were small as investors awaited the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's meeting later in the session for clues to the timing of an expected interest rate increase. Investors will carefully examine the Fed's statement at the end of its regular two-day policy meeting.While some expect the first hike to come as early as September, many economists say it could come later in the year, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
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Arrow FTSE 6,337.64 0.96
Arrow DAX 11,169.54 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,892.99 1.51
Arrow Nikkei 19,847.58 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 22,498.00 0.40
Arrow Sensex 25,775.74 0.17

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