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Eurozone bond yields fall as US keeps interest rates on hold PARIS: Investors snapped up eurozone bonds Friday, anticipating the European Central Bank may step more heavily into the market after the US decision to keep interest rates on hold.Around 0930 GMT the rate of return to investors in secondary trading of benchmark 10-year German government bonds fell to 0.686 percent from 0.781 on Thursday evening before the US Federal Reserve held its key interest rate locked at zero citing worries about how the slowdown in China will hit the US economy.The yield on similar French bonds fell to 1.058 percent from 1.164 percent, while Spanish bonds slid to 2.017 percent from 2.092 percent and Italian debt dropped to 1.1810 percent from 1.904 percent.The fall in German bond yields was the biggest since early July, while Italian and Spanish bond yields sank to their lowest since late August, Bloomberg News reported.The US rate decision followed a pledge earlier this month by ...

Another failed auction sends German yields to two-week highs LONDON: German bond yields touched two-week highs of almost 0.80 percent on Wednesday after the sale of a 30-year bond failed to attract enough bids for the amount offered. Investors steered clear even with the highest average yield seen at auction in nearly a year. They were put off by the possibility of an interest rate rise in the United States. The euro zone's benchmark bond touched levels seen just before the European Central Bank ...
German 10-year Bund yields hit 0.70 percent before auction, Fed LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields rose to 0.70 percent on Tuesday as investors cut exposure before a long-dated German debt auction and a Federal Reserve meeting later this week. Markets see a one-in-four chance the Fed will hike interest rates for the first time since 2006 on Thursday, with the probability falling sharply in recent weeks due to worries over the impact of a slowdown in China. Germany plans to sell 30-year bonds on Wednesday. ...
Turkish 5-year bond yield in line with forecast in tap ISTANBUL: The Turkish treasury sold a net 737.8 million lira ($242.21 million) in a tap of a five-year fixed coupon bond at a compound average yield of 11.33 percent on Tuesday, data showed, largely in line with a poll forecast of 11.32 percent. It sold a net 559.1 million lira in a tap of a seven-year floating rate note at a price of 95,238 lira, the data showed, compared with a forecast of 95,780 lira. ...
Investors grab Spain, Portugal bonds after political risk lifts yields LONDON: Spanish and Italian yields dropped on Tuesday, with traders saying domestic investors were picking up bonds after they cheapened due to political uncertainty ahead of forthcoming elections. Analysts warned the 4-5 basis point moves had occurred in thin trade as caution before a Federal Reserve meeting kept many investors on the sidelines. Markets see a one-in-four chance the US central bank will deliver its first rate hike in a decade. Worries secessionists could win ...
Euro zone yields held in check before the Fed's rate decision LONDON: Euro zone bond yields were little changed on Monday as investors waited to see if the Federal Reserve would raise US interest rates for the first time in a decade this week, while data suggested a further slowdown in China. Markets are pricing a 30 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates at a two-day policy meeting that ends on Thursday. That is down from around 50 percent last month, before China devalued ...
Spanish bonds underperform again as regional vote nears LONDON: Spain's 10-year bond yield premium over Italy hit its highest in over two years on Friday on concerns about political instability if secessionists win an election in wealthy Catalonia later this month. Hundreds of thousands of independence supporters are expected to take to the streets to mark "Catalan Day" later on Friday to call for the northeastern region to break away from the rest of Spain. Spanish bonds have underperformed Italian peers in the ...


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