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Gilt yields fall as markets push back rate hike bets on BoE LONDON: British gilt yields fell on Thursday after the Bank of England indicated it was in no hurry to raise interest rates, prompting markets to push out bets on the timing of the first rate hike in eight years.Yields on two-year bonds, particularly sensitive to changes in interest rate expectations, fell from their highest level in more than a year early in the session to end up 3 basis points lower on the day at 0.69 percent.Five year yields were 2 basis points lower at 1.34 percent and ten-year yields were also 2 basis points lower at 1.98 percent.Short sterling futures, which are used as a gauge of interest rate expectations, rose as much as 9-10 ticks across late 2016 and 2017 contracts having been broadly flat before the rate verdict. They last stood up around 4 ticks on the day."There is less commitment to September and more commitment to ...

Euro zone yields fall as ECB's Draghi remains ready to act LONDON: Euro zone yields fell on Wednesday after ECB president Mario Draghi again stressed the central bank would assess the impact of its monetary stimulus next month and remains ready and willing to act. Expectations of additional easing have ebbed since the European Central Bank meeting two weeks ago, when Draghi hinted the ECB's 1 trillion euro bond-buying quantitative easing scheme could be expanded or extended, and re-opened the door to further rate cuts. In ...
Hungary sells 8-week bills, yield drops BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Government Debt Management Agency (AKK) sold 14 billion forints ($49.47 million) of 8-week Treasury bills at an auction on Monday, cutting back its offer of 20 billion, it said on its page. The bills, which serve as a short-term liquidity instrument for the AKK, were last auctioned on January 12. The average yield was 1.06 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Euro zone bond yields rise on promising ECB lending survey LONDON: Euro zone government yields rose on Tuesday after an upbeat ECB lending survey silenced some calls for the central bank to step up its trillion-euro bond-buying programme. Credit standards for euro zone companies eased more than expected in the third quarter of 2015 as banks awash with central bank money competed for customers, the ECB's survey showed.That helped offset a bigger-than-expected decline in German producer prices earlier in the day.With consumer prices also falling, ...
Euro zone bond yields up on China growth surprise, QE caution LONDON: Euro zone yields rose on Monday after Chinese growth data beat expectations and a top ECB policymaker struck a note of caution about an extension to Europe's quantitative easing scheme.Chinese economic output in the July-September quarter was up 6.9 percent from the same quarter last year, just above forecasts for a 6.8 percent rise. But it was the first time growth has dipped below 7 percent since the financial crisis.Weakening demand from China is ...
Spanish bonds fall as market looks for rating upgrade LONDON: Spanish government bond yields fell as expectations mounted that Moody's will upgrade the national credit rating later on Friday. In a sign of its strengthening economy, Madrid this week announced it was lowering this year's net debt issuance target to 48 billion euros from 51 billion -- a move seen as positive for its rating. Moody's rating of Baa2 is one notch below the other two main agencies and it has held a positive ...
Spain's six-month T-bill yield hits record low after upgrade MADRID: Spain sold debt on Tuesday for the first time since S&P upgraded its credit rating on Oct. 2, raising a bigger-than-targeted 4.12 billion euros ($4.7 billion) and paying a record low cost of funding over six months.The Treasury had said it aimed to sell between 3.5 billion and 4.5 billion euros of six- and 12-month bills.It placed 1.3 billion euros of six-month paper at a marginal yield of -0.002 percent, down from 0.002 percent ...


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