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JGBs edge down after FBI moves boost optimism on Clinton TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices fell on Monday after the FBI said it stood by its earlier recommendation that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton, boosting expectations of her victory in the upcoming election.The FBI's move boosted risk assets and dented the attraction of safe-have instruments such as government bonds, ahead of Tuesday's U.S. elections.The 10-year JGB yield rose 1.0 basis point to minus 0.055 percent, while the 20-year yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.375 percent.The yields are stuck near familiar territories, with the 10-year within its range in the past few weeks between -0.045 and -0.070 percent.The price of 10-year JGB futures dipped 0.08 point to 151.79 .Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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JGBs firm as investors wary over Fed, US election TOKYO: Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday as risk appetite waned among investors on signs that the US presidential race was tightening just days ahead of the Nov. 8 vote.Caution prevailed ahead of the conclusion of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day, expected to set the stage for a rate hike in December, and a Japanese public holiday on Thursday. The Nikkei stock index ended down 1.8 percent at a two-week ...

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JGBs edge up, futures log lowest monthly volume since 2002 TOKYO: Japanese government bonds mostly edged slightly higher on Monday, while JGB futures marked their lowest monthly trading volume in nearly 14 years for the first full month of the Bank of Japan's latest easing strategy of yield curve control.The BOJ began a two-day policy meeting on Monday, at which it is widely expected to hold policy steady. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has recently suggested that there will be no further stimulus measures from the ...

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JGBs slip on weaker Treasuries, 2-year sale draws firm demand TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday with the market tracking an overnight retreat by U.S. Treasuries.An auction of two-year JGBs, on the other hand, attracted ample investor demand as the shorter-dated maturities had cheapened over the past month.The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at the 2.3 trillion yen ($22 billion) two-year sale rose to 4.41 from 3.78 at the previous auction last month.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was up 1 basis point ...

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Benchmark JGBs edge down in quiet trade, BOJ meeting looms TOKYO: Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched lower on Wednesday while longer maturities edged up, but the moves were slight ahead of next week's Bank of Japan policy meeting.The BOJ is expected to maintain its minus 0.1 percent short-term interest rate target at its two-day meeting ending on Tuesday.In September, the BOJ shifted the focus of its monetary policy framework to controlling the yield curve by actively guiding the 10-year yield around zero."It seems that up ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Benchmark JGBs edge down in quiet trade, BOJ meeting looms TOKYO: Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched lower on Wednesday while longer maturities edged up, but the moves were slight ahead of next week's Bank of Japan policy meeting.The BOJ is expected to maintain its minus 0.1 percent short-term interest rate target at its two-day meeting ending on Tuesday.In September, the BOJ shifted the focus of its monetary policy framework to controlling the yield curve by actively guiding the 10-year yield around zero."It seems that up ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Long-term JGBs gain on firm 20-year debt auction TOKYO: Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as the market witnessed firm investor demand at a 20-year debt auction.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.060 percent. The yield had been at minus 0.055 percent earlier in response to an overnight rise in U.S. Treasury yields.The 30-year JGB yield fell half a basis point to 0.485 percent.The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at Tuesday's 1.1 trillion yen ($10.53 billion) ...