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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 of the most expensive property markets in the world.Rental prices continued to fall, recording their seventh consecutive month of decline. Rental prices fell 0.1 percent in April to 163.2 from 163.4 in March. Rents are down 4.7 percent from a year earlier.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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JGBs slip on fears of Fed rate hike in June, 10-yr yield at 3-week high TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday, tracking falls in U.S. Treasuries after minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting showed most policymakers said an interest rate rise may be appropriate at its meeting in June.The price of 10-year JGB futures fell 0.31 point, the biggest fall since April 27, to a three-week low of 151.52.The yield on the cash 10-year JGB futures rose 3.0 basis points to minus 0.075 point, a three-week high.The ...

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Chinese pouring billions into US real estate WASHINGTON: Chinese nationals became the largest foreign buyers of US homes last year as they pour billions into American real estate, seeking safe offshore assets, according to a new study Sunday.A huge surge in Chinese buying of both residential and commercial real estate last year took their five-year investment total to more than $110 billion, according to the study from the Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.The sheer size of that total has helped the ...

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China property investment keeps up a solid pace in April SHANGHAI: China's real estate investment in April kept pace with the previous month, as developers continued to start projects in response to surging home sales, which are giving a much-needed boost to the slowing economy. Property investment rose 9.7 percent in April from a year earlier, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday, the same rate as in March.The bureau said new construction starts in the ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Asia

Indonesia sells $463mn of bonds at auction, half of target JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 6.15 trillion rupiah ($463 million) worth of bonds at an auction on Tuesday, half of the indicative target of 12 trillion rupiah, the finance ministry's financing and risk management office said. The three month T-bill had a weighted average yield of 5.65680 percent while the one-year T-bill had a weighted average yield of 6.23143 percent.The weighted average yield for bonds maturing in July 2021 was 7.49823 percent, higher than the 7.38887 percent ...