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German Bund yields hold above 0.2pc as market nurses losses LONDON: German Bund yields held above 0.2 percent on Monday, hovering near recent one-month highs amid some nervousness ahead of this week's central bank meetings in the US and Japan. Bund yields ended Friday with their biggest weekly rise since last December after a rebound in oil prices and a wait-and-see message from the European Central Bank at a policy meeting on Thursday.Focus now turned to the US Federal Reserve, which meets on Wednesday, and a Bank of Japan meeting on Thursday.The Fed is expected to hold rates steady, but may tweak its description of the US economic outlook to reflect more benign conditions, leaving the path open for future rate rises.The Bank of Japan is likely to cut its price forecasts and debate whether a strong yen, weak global demand and soft consumption have hurt inflation expectations enough to warrant another blow of stimulus.Bloomberg reported on Friday that the ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Bund yields rise above 0.20 percent as oil price hits five-month high LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields rose above 0.20 percent for the first time in a month on Thursday as oil prices jumped to a five-month high, supporting the outlook for inflation and investor appetite for riskier assets.The European Central Bank is widely expected to refrain from further economic stimulus at its policy meeting on Thursday, providing little additional support for bonds.German yields - the bloc's benchmark - rose 6 basis points to 0.21 percent, pulling ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Euro zone yields rise as oil price hits five-month high LONDON: Euro zone bond yields rose on Thursday as oil prices jumped to a five-month high, supporting the outlook for inflation, and as investors turned to riskier assets such as stocks. The European Central Bank is widely expected to refrain from further economic stimulus at its policy meeting on Thursday, providing little additional support for bond yields.German 10-year yields -- the bloc's benchmark -- rose 3 basis points to 0.18 percent, pulling away from 0.05 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Bund yields fall with long-term inflation measure back below 1.40pc LONDON: German bond yields fell on Wednesday, hauled down by a drop in long-term inflation expectations and relief that a sale of 10-year debt went smoothly.Significant market moves were capped a day before a European Central Bank meeting, even though investors do not expect any new hints of easing following last month's stimulus measures.Germany sold about 3.2 billion euros of bonds in a top-up of its 0.50 percent 10-year Bund at an average yield of ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Surprise Italian bond sale drives up peripheral yields LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors made room in their portfolios for an unexpected Italian bond sale, while growing chances of an election re-run in Madrid added to the long list of upcoming political risks.Italy issued a 6.5 billion-euro 20-year bond, pricing the new 2.25 percent, September 2036 benchmark at 39 basis points over the 1.65 percent March 2032 BTP, according to Thomson Reuters' IFR.Over 17 billion euros' worth of ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Tumbling oil prices send Bund yields lower LONDON: German Bund yields dipped on Monday as oil prices plunged following a meeting by major exporters in Qatar that collapsed without an agreement to freeze output. But the drop in yields was limited by the fact that markets do not expect any new easing signals from the European Central Bank at its meeting this week, having unveiled a comprehensive package in March aimed at creating inflation.Brent crude futures were 5 percent lower at $40.9 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Europe

Euro zone bond yields bounce back as inflation revised up LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday after a previous estimate that the bloc's consumer prices fell last month was revised upwards to show inflation was zero.Ireland smoothly sold 750 million euros of 10-year bonds, wrapping up a busier than expected week in terms of debt issuance, in which the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy sold ultra-long bonds.Eurostat said that the annual rate of inflation was 0.0 percent in March, compared with a ...