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France sees firm demand at bond auction, 5-year yield falls PARIS: France saw firm demand at a medium-term, fixed-rate debt auction on Thursday with its borrowing costs over five years easing. The Agence France Tresor public debt management agency sold 7.94 billion euros ($10.96 billion) of two- and five-year bonds at a regular auction, with investors putting in total bids worth 15.8 billion. AFT sold 3.57 billion euros of its five-year bond maturing in May 2019, drawing a yield of 0.86 percent. That was down from 1.06 percent the last time it was auctioned in March. AFT also sold 4.37 billion euros of a new two-year bond maturing in November 2016 at a yield of 0.32 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Yield on first post-default Greek bond falls to issuance level LONDON: The yield on the first bond Greece has sold since its 2012 default dipped just below its issuance level on Thursday, as Athens rejoined a rally in peripheral debt markets after a brief period of selling pressure. The five-year bond, which drew demand almost seven times its size a week ago, faced a tough market debut as investors used the landmark sale as an opportunity to book profits on the euro zone's best performing ...
Spain may use bond switches, buy backs to prevent repayment pile-up LONDON: Spain may use bond switches and buy-backs later this year, its head of funding said on Tuesday, aiming to take advantage of cheap rates and stop investors worrying about how it will manage its debt repayments.Such measures to delay near-term debt redemptions have already been taken by other vulnerable countries in the euro zone like Italy which were forced to concentrate debt issuance in shorter tenors when the sovereign debt crisis hit.More than half ...
Greece to sell 1.25bn euros of 3-month T-bills on April 15 ATHENS: Greece will auction 1.25 billion euros ($173.51 billion) of three-month treasury bills on April 15 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be April 22. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid.Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances with the help of crisis-struck Greek banks. Last month Greece sold ...
German bond futures rally after US Fed minutes LONDON: German bond futures opened firmer on Thursday as minutes of the US Federal Reserve's March policy meeting eased some worries the central bank might raise interest rates as soon as next year's first half.The perceived dovish tone of the minutes was also seen supporting riskier credits, setting up a firm backdrop for Greece's return to the bond market just two years after it defaulted. Greece launches a new five-year benchmark bond on Thursday via ...
Greece sells 1.3bn euros of 6-month T-bills, yield falls ATHENS: Greece sold 1.3 billion euros ($1.79 billion) of six-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said. The T-bills were priced to yield 3.01 percent, down from 3.60 percent in a March auction. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 3.10, up from 2.31 in the previous sale. The amount raised included 300 million euros in non-competitive bids.The settlement date for Tuesday's auction will be April 11. Monthly ...
Turkish Treasury mandates banks for eurobond issue ISTANBUL: The Turkish Treasury mandated Deutsche Bank, ING Bank and JP Morgan for the issue of a euro-denominated eurobond maturing in 2023 as part of its 2014 external borrowing program, it said on Tuesday. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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