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Spanish bond yields head lower before debt sale LONDON: Spanish yields dipped on Thursday before a debt auction which was expected to fare well as investors were likely to plough back large debt repayments into lower-rated euro zone bonds. Madrid is setting a brisk pace for its 2014 funding programme and offers up to 5.5 billion euros of 2017, 2026 and 2028 bonds, a week after raising an above-target 5.3 billion euros at an auction of 5- and 15-year bonds.Debt sales from euro zone countries have come thick and fast in the first two weeks of this year as lower-rated euro zone states seek to take advantage of improved market sentiment and frontload their 2014 fundraising. The glut of bond supply has tempered a sharp rally in peripheral euro zone debt but has not reversed it, a feat which analysts say was due to an upbeat economic outlook for the region fuelling investor demand for higher-yielding bonds. Euro ...

Spain to sell 2017, 2026, 2028 bonds on Thursday MADRID: Spain's Treasury said on Friday it would auction three bonds due in 2017, 2026 and 2028 on Thursday, Jan. 16. The bond due April 30, 2017, will have a 2.1 percent coupon, the bond due July 30, 2026 will have a 5.9 percent coupon and the bond due Oct. 31, 2028 will have a 5.15 percent coupon. The Treasury will announce the amount it hopes to raise at the auction on Monday at around ...
Portugal yields slip near 7-month lows ahead of ratings report LONDON: Portuguese bond yields slipped nearer seven-month lows on Friday after Lisbon's first 2014 debt sale drew solid demand and ahead of a potential upgrade of the country's ratings outlook later in the day. Moody's announces its decision on Portugal's credit standing later on Friday under a new EU-regulated schedule of rating reviews. Earlier, S&P affirmed Germany's triple-A sovereign ratings and left them on a stable outlook. New European Union rules came into force this ...
Portugal, Spain yields inch up as 2014 debt sales kick off demand for periphery debt LONDON: Portuguese and Spanish yields edged up on Thursday before bond sales from the two countries were expected to draw good demand from investors enticed into euro zone periphery debt by an improving economic outlook. Portugal is taking advantage of benign market conditions and a fall in its yields to sell five-year bonds via a syndicate of bonds as it seeks to prove it has full market access before a planned exit from an international ...
Spanish, Irish bond yields hold near multi-year lows LONDON: Spanish and Irish government bond yields hovered near multi-year lows on Wednesday as the euro zone's lower-rated debt consolidated this year's rally on expectations of a pick-up in economic growth. Bumper demand on Tuesday for Ireland's first debt sale since the country exited its EU/IMF bailout fuelled interest in debt issued by the peripheral nations that investors have been wary of investing in since the euro zone debt crisis erupted in 2010. This year's ...
Ireland draws bumper demand for first post-bailout bond DUBLIN: Ireland made a storming return to the international bond market on Tuesday, with bumper demand for the country's first debt sale since exiting its EU-IMF bailout helping to drive down yields across the euro zone's periphery. Investors bid more than 14 billion euros ($19 billion) for the new 10-year bond sold via syndication, nearly four times the size of the final 3.75 billion euro issue, the country's NTMA debt agency said. ...
Greece to auction 1.25bn euros of 6-month T-bills on Jan 7 ATHENS: Greece will auction 1.25 billion euros ($1.71 billion) of six-month treasury bills on January 7 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be January 10. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Monthly T-bill sales are Greece's sole remaining source of market funding. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly ...


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