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Indian bonds fall for 5th day; focus on inflation MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell for a fifth consecutive session on Friday on continued concerns about potential rate hikes should inflation remain high and about cash tightness should the government cut spending to meet its fiscal deficit target.Bonds ended the week with yields 16 basis points higher, after two weeks of decline.After surprising investors with a pause in rates last week, the Reserve Bank of India has said its next rate decision will depend largely on the incoming data, particularly of the wholesale and retail inflation for this month.Inflation is expected to have eased in December, but any negative surprises could lead the RBI to rate hikes as early as its next policy review in late January, according to traders."The market is looking for clarity on interest rates. I do not think it is a good time to get in," said Killol Pandya, senior fund manager-debt at LIC Nomura Mutual ...

South Korea won steady, trading thins out ahead of year-end; bonds up SEOUL: The South Korean won was steady in early trade on Monday, as most investors were content to sit on their hands in the absence of major cues heading into the year-end.The local currency was quoted at 1,061.2 against the dollar as of 0201 GMT, compared with Friday's domestic close at 1,061.2.The won lost ground last week following the US Federal Reserve's decision to start tapering its bond-buying programme, but analysts say foreign capital inflows ...
India bonds snap two-day gains on profit-taking; end higher on week MUMBAI: Indian government bonds snapped a two-day winning streak on Friday as investors booked profits following the 150 billion rupees ($2.41 billion) debt sale, but yields are expected to remain in a tight range until the end of the year.The benchmark 10-year bond yield had dropped 19 basis points over the last two sessions following the central bank's unexpected move to keep interest rates unchanged at its mid-quarter monetary policy review, despite high inflation.Investors started ...
Indian bonds hit 2-week high; Fed taper has no impact MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose to a two-week high on Thursday, even after the US Federal Reserve announced the start of a wind down in its monetary stimulus, as fears of foreign selling in debt markets have eased after recent buying.Bonds extended gains from Wednesday's rally after the Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly kept interest rates unchanged.However, traders cited an under-current of angst after the RBI continued to talk tough on inflation, raising the prospect ...
Indian bonds gain on bargain-buying; policy awaited MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday, despite higher-than-expected wholesale price inflation, as bargain-hunting spurred a recovery after steep losses in the previous session ahead of the central bank's policy review this week.Data on Monday showed India's wholesale price inflation hit a 14-month high in November, cementing expectations the Reserve Bank of India will raise interest rates for a third consecutive time at its policy review on Wednesday after a separate report last week showed ...
South Korea bonds end higher on firm demand from foreigners SEOUL: South Korean bonds ended higher on Monday, as robust demand from foreign investors led to position adjustments and pushed yields lower across the board.Yield on the benchmark 10-year government bonds ended down 5 basis points, while lead December futures on three-year treasury bonds ended up 0.16 points. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
South Korea bonds end flat in the absence of fresh cues SEOUL: South Korean bonds ended nearly unchanged on Tuesday, as investors opted not to take big bets in the absence of fresh news that can establish a clear direction for the market.Yield on the benchmark 10-year government bonds ended up 0.7 basis points, while lead December futures on three-year treasury bonds ended up 0.01 points. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...


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