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Portugal yields rise on worries over Banco Espirito Santo probe LONDON: Portuguese government bond yields rose on Monday after Luxembourg's justice authorities said they had begun an investigation into three holding companies of Portugal's largest listed bank.Shares of Banco Espirito Santo plunged on Monday. Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque said the bank was well-capitalised and the government saw no threat to financial stability and public accounts."Some could be selling as a hedge because they cannot sell the bank's bonds if the market is too illiquid," one trader said.Portuguese 10-year bond yields rose 9 basis points to 3.68 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

German Bund yields approach record lows as growth outlook dims LONDON: German Bund yields edged towards all-time lows on Thursday as a weakening growth outlook for the euro zone and United States cemented the view that central banks will keep supporting their economies for a prolonged period.A second downwards revision of Q1 U.S. economic growth on Wednesday, followed by below-forecast consumer spending data on Thursday softened expectations that the Federal Reserve would reverse course on its ultra-easy monetary policy any time soon.Weak data out of ...
German Bund yields dip to lows amid conflict and ECB hopes LONDON: German Bund yields edged towards all-time lows on Thursday amid geopolitical tensions and a weakening euro zone growth outlook which cemented expectations of a prolonged period of central bank support.Conflict in Iraq and Ukraine supported the bloc's safest assets, but with borrowing costs for its weakest states still near record lows there was little evidence that investors' were closing riskier bets."The power of the ECB is very high, and the fact they can come ...
German Bund yields near 2014 lows on Iraq worries LONDON: German government bond yields fell towards their lowest levels this year on Wednesday as worries over violence in Iraq pushed investors towards assets perceived as safe havens. Sunni insurgents battled government forces for control of Iraq's biggest refinery, keeping oil prices close to $114 per barrel, with some analysts fearing a further rise could pose a risk to the global growth outlook. "It's a volatile situation in Iraq and Treasuries and Bunds benefit from ...
Spain sells 3.5bn euros of short-term debt MADRID: Spain sold slightly more than the top end of its targeted amount at a scheduled auction of 3- and 9-month T-bills on Tuesday, with lower yields than previously. The Treasury sold 3.53 billion euros compared to a target range of between 2.5 billion and 3.5 billion euros. The 3-month bill sold 933 million euros at an average yield of 0.110 percent compared to a 0.295 percent at the last auction of the same maturity ...
Euro zone bonds rise as Fed seen more dovish than expected LONDON: German and Italian bond futures rose on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve struck a more dovish stance on monetary policy than some had expected. Longer-dated euro zone bonds sold off earlier this week after higher-than-expected US consumer price pressures led investors to brace for the possibility that the Fed might be open to raising interest rates sooner than many in the market had previously thought. But the Fed didn't note any inflation concerns ...
Spain sells 3.1bn euros in bonds at record low yields MADRID: Spain sold 3.1 billion euros ($4.22 billion) of 3- and 5-year bonds at auction on Wednesday at record low yields after the European Central Bank released billions of euros into the banking sector, anchoring short-term interest rates around zero. The Treasury had aimed to sell between 2 billion and 3 billion euros of the two bonds. The Treasury sold 1.5 billion euros of a bond due April 30, 2017, at an average yield of ...


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