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Bund yields hit new record low as QE annihilates supply pressure LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields hit new lows in a broad fall in euro zone borrowing costs on Tuesday as European Central Bank buying helped markets overcome supply pressure in the busiest week of the year in terms of debt sales.The yield fell 2 bps to as low as 0.135 percent.The Netherlands sold 2.5 billion euros in five-year bonds on Tuesday. Italy sold 7.5 billion at an auction of three-, seven- and 15-year debt on Monday, and an extra 3.4 billion in a sale of BTP Italia inflation-linked bonds aimed at retail investors that continues on Tuesday and potentially on Wednesday.Germany plans to sell up to 4 billion euros in 10-year debt on Wednesday, while Spain is scheduled to issue up to 5 billion euros in 2020, 2025 and 2029 bonds on Thursday. France is due to sell up to 10 billion euros on Thursday.Analysts expect lower-rated countries, which were ...

Spain sells 4.7bn euros in bonds, yields touch lows MADRID: Spain sold 4.7 billion euros ($5.05 billion) of debt at a triple bond sale on Thursday, with yielding reaching fresh lows including on 30-year paper as the European Central Bank soaks up long-dated debt as part of its purchasing programme. The Treasury sold more than its planned mid-range target of between 4 billion and 5 billion euros.Spain sold 1.6 billion euros of the shorter-dated bond, due Oct. 31 2017, which was 3.0 times subscribed ...
Ukraine sovereign dollar bonds rise to three-week highs LONDON: Ukraine sovereign dollar bonds rallied between 1-1.75 cents on Thursday after a group of creditors said it was working on a proposal that would allow Ukraine to resolve its debt problems without cutting bonds' principal.Ukraine's 2017 issue rose one cent to three-week highs around 43 cents, according to Tradeweb data, while the 2023 bond jumped 1.75 cents to 44.5 cents . Ukraine's bond yield spread over US Treasuries narrowed 66 basis points to 3,709 ...
Greek debt jitters drive German yields close to record lows LONDON: Nervous investors drove safe-haven German Bund yields close to record lows on Wednesday, amid concern over Greece's ability to resolve its debt crisis, a day before it must repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund.Although cash-strapped Greece successfully sold 1.138 billion euros ($1.24 billion) of six-month Treasury bills on Wednesday, doubts remain over its ability to find enough funds to repay all its debts in the coming weeks. Athens must roll over another ...
Euro zone yields dip on first chance to react to weak US payrolls LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday after surprisingly weak U.S. jobs data fuelled expectations that loose monetary policies around the world would support asset prices for longer than previously thought.The data, published on Friday when European markets were closed for the Easter holidays, showed U.S. employers added just 126,000 jobs in March, compared with expectations of 245,000.That might push the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate increases further down the line, ...
Greece to auction 875mn euros of 6-month T-bills on April 8 ATHENS: Greece will sell 875 million euros ($946 million) of six-month Treasury bills on April 8 to refinance a maturing issue, debt agency PDMA said on Friday, announcing the first of two auctions of short-term paper this month amid a pressing cash crunch. The auction will be a key test of whether the government can find other sources to plug a potential gap of about 350 million euros if foreign investors refuse to roll over ...
Pre-payrolls caution keeps euro zone yields off lows LONDON: Euro zone bond yields held just above record lows on Thursday, with investors reluctant to bet on a further drop before key U.S. jobs data and a long holiday weekend in Europe, where Greece's financing woes have yet to be sorted out.The strength of the U.S. jobs market will determine whether the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates in coming months - a move that might slow or even slightly reverse the falling trend in ...


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