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JGBs gain after Swiss move, 10-year yield hits record low TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, with the 10-year yield hitting a new record low, after Switzerland's central bank unexpectedly scrapped its currency cap and jolted global financial markets.As Basel's move prompted investors to sell shares worldwide to offset losses on the franc, JGBs attracted flight-to-quality bids.The 10-year JGB yield fell to as low as 0.225 percent , setting record lows for four days in a row. It last stood at 0.240 percent, down 0.5 basis point on the day.The 20-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.905 percent .Global bond prices rallied on Thursday, with the U.S. 30-year bond yield hitting a record low.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Benchmark JGBs steady in quiet trade TOKYO: Benchmark Japanese government bonds were steady on Thursday in relatively quiet trade, while the price of the 5-year JGB inched down as investors positioned for an auction in that tenor next week.The 10-year yield was flat on the day at 0.250 percent, after dropping as low as 0.240 percent earlier.Prices of superlong bonds moved slightly higher. The 20-year yield edged down half a basis point to 0.910 percent, up from 0.900 percent earlier, while ...
South Korea bonds rally on eve of central bank policy review SEOUL: South Korean government bonds rallied on Wednesday, with some yields falling below the 7-day policy rate, as traders bet on a surprise interest rate cut by the central bank at a policy review on Thursday. The 1-year treasury bond yield ended the session at 1.956 percent and the 3-year yield at 1.974 percent, both at record lows and below the central bank's 7-day policy rate of 2.0 percent.This week's bond rally was sparked by ...
JGB 5-year yield close to record low, nears negative territory TOKYO: The five-year Japanese government bond yield hovered near a record low on Tuesday as safe-haven demand exacerbated a decline in yields driven by the Bank of Japan's extensive easy policy. The five-year yield was down half a basis point at 0.005 percent after touching a record low of zero percent. Yields have been declining in other sovereign debt markets as tumbling oil prices have dimmed the allure of risk assets and increased investor demand ...
China property firm fails to make bond payment SHANGHAI: A Chinese property developer has confirmed it failed to make a $23 million interest payment on a dollar-denominated bond, a statement said, raising worries over the country's weak real estate sector.Kaisa Group Holdings, which is based in the southern city of Shenzhen, said in a statement late Monday that it did not make a scheduled payment last week on a $500 million bond.Hong Kong-listed Kaisa could become the first Chinese developer to default on ...
South Korea bond futures up after president's comment on policy SEOUL: South Korean treasury bond futures jumped in late morning trade on Monday after President Park Geun-hye emphasised the importance of a timely response by policy authorities through cooperation with each other. "Regarding (your question on possible) interest rate reduction, authorities in charge of macro-economic policy will respond in a timely manner through cooperation with each other," Park told a televised news conference in response to a question. The March futures on three-year treasury bonds ...
JGBs edge down on profit-taking, longer maturities firmer TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, as traders took profits from recent gains after upbeat U.S. jobs data tempered concerns about the global economy and plunging oil prices.The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.300 percent , moving away from an intraday record low of 0.265 percent hit on Wednesday.Longer maturities were firmer as investors, sick of low yields on shorter ones, flock to the sector.The 20-year yield stood at ...


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