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JGBs little changed ahead of US jobs report TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Friday as investors awaited US non-farm payrolls later in the day for more clues on the timing of Federal Reserve increase rate hikes. The five-year yield and benchmark 10-year yield were flat at minus 0.225 percent and minus 0.100 percent, respectively.The Bank of Japan bought more than a trillion yen of one- to 10-year JGBs in a regular debt buying operation, helping to offset some of the negative pressure from higher Tokyo stocks.Economists polled by Reuters expect the US economy to have added 164,000 jobs in May, up slightly from 160,000 in April.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs mostly edge down but underpinned by 10-year sale TOKYO: Strong demand at an auction of 10-year Japanese government bonds supported the market on Thursday, though gains in most tenors evaporated as investors locked in gains.The Ministry of Finance offered 2.4 trillion yen ($22.00 billion) of 10-year JGBs with a 0.1 percent coupon.The notes sold at a low of 101.94, and drew bids of 4.11 times the amount offered, the highest in nearly two years and well above the previous sale's bid-to-cover ratio of ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs slip as longer maturities drop on BOJ buying adjustment TOKYO: Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, led by longer maturities, after the Bank of Japan said late on Tuesday that it would buy less in some zones under its asset purchase programme.Longer yields steepened after the central bank said it would trim its buying offers in its purchase operations by 20 billion yen in both the 10- to 25-year zone and the 25- to 40-year zone.On Wednesday, the BOJ offered to buy 70 billion ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs flat, underpinned by solid demand at 2-year sale TOKYO: Benchmark Japanese government bonds were flat on Tuesday, but the market was supported by month-end demand for superlong maturities as well as the solid outcome of a 2-year JGB auction.The benchmark 10-year yield was unchanged from the previous session at minus 0.120 percent, while June 10-year futures ended flat at 152.03.The Ministry of Finance offered 2.3 trillion yen ($20.69 billion) of 2-year JGBs with a 0.1 percent coupon.The notes sold at a lowest price ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Hong Kong home prices tick up in April but still down 5.6pc on-year HONG KONG: Hong Kong home prices edged up 0.5 percent in April, snapping a half year of monthly declines, but were still down 5.6 percent from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday. Home prices rose to 258.8 on a government index in April, from 257.5 in March, according to the Hong Kong government's Rating and Valuation Department.Before April, the index had shown six consecutive months of declines in home prices in Hong Kong, one ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs eases as stocks surge, wary ahead of G7 and sales tax decision TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday as buoyant stocks undermined bond market sentiment.The Nikkei stock index climbed 1.6 percent to its highest close since April 27 as the yen weakened and as upbeat U.S. data suggested the economy may be resilient enough to absorb an interest rate hike expected as soon as June.Investors were also wary of taking aggressive positions ahead of a two-day Group of 7 leaders' summit in Japan that begins ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

JGBs little changed, investors uncertain over fiscal policy TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, staying comfortably near the middle of their recent trading ranges that partly reflected investor uncertainty over domestic economic policies. The 10-year JGB yield stood flat at minus 0.105 percent . It has moved between minus 0.135 and 0.080 percent for more than a month.The 20-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.260 percent. The 10-year JGB futures price added 0.04 point to 151.79 in thin ...