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Swiss 10-year government bond yields touch record low ZURICH: Swiss 10-year government bond yields touched a record low of -0.375 percent on Wednesday as expectations grew that central banks will ease monetary policy further. Traders said the European Central Bank was widely tipped to act at a meeting next week. Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan also told a newspaper that the SNB had no limit on increasing its balance sheet as it tries to weaken the franc. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

German short-term yields hit record low as ECB mulls deposit rate tweaks LONDON: German two- and five-year government bond yields hit new lows on Wednesday after a report that European Central Bank officials are considering options to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt ahead of next week's ECB meeting. The central bank is widely expected to cut its deposit rate on Dec. 3 and possibly expand its asset-purchase programme to lift inflation and growth in the euro area. ECB officials are considering ...
German yields fall as ECB discusses deposit rate tweaks LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields fell back below 0.50 percent on Wednesday after a report that ECB officials are considering options to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt ahead of the next week's ECB meeting.The European Central Bank is widely expected to cut its deposit rate on Dec. 3 and possibly expand its asset-purchase programme.Central bank officials are considering options such as introducing a two-tier penalty charge on banks that ...
Portugal borrowing costs largely shrug off leftist government LISBON: Portugal's 10-year borrowing costs edged marginally higher in an auction on Wednesday from the previous sale last month after Tuesday's appointment of Socialist Antonio Costa as prime minister who will have to rely on support from the far left.As in the previous sales and in the secondary market, investors prefer to focus on the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme encompassing Portuguese debt."The issue has been well received. There is overriding support for Portuguese bonds ...
Unshaken ECB easing expectations bring Bund yields back down LONDON: German Bund yields dropped on Tuesday as this week's strong euro zone economic data failed to shake expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy further next week.The benchmark for euro zone borrowing costs rose 5 basis points on Monday after business surveys showed growth in the bloc accelerated to a four-year high and far more than expected.It was the first rise after 10 consecutive daily falls and it was a brief one, ...
Euro zone yields rise as Belgium begins issuance spree LONDON: Euro zone bond yields rose on Monday as Belgium kicked off a week of long-dated bond sales that could dampen a recent rally born out of expectations for more European Central Bank easing.Belgium is the first of six euro zone sovereigns to sell debt this week for a combined total of about 19 billion euros. Yields tend to rise ahead of debt sales as investors make room in their portfolios for the new supply.Meanwhile, ...
Bulgaria tops its 20-year bonds to 900mn euros SOFIA: Bulgaria has reopened its 850-million-euro ($908.06 million)government bonds due in 2035 and sold an additional 50 million euros to a global investor, the finance ministry said on Friday. "The debt operation is in line with the mid-term global bonds programme and will not exceed the debt ceiling for 2015," the ministry said in a statement. The Balkan country sold 3.1 billion euros of government bonds in its biggest ever sale in March, including the ...


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