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Long-dated gilts reach one-month low on Greek hopes, looming supply LONDON: Long-dated British government bond prices fell to their lowest in a month on Tuesday, following German Bunds and U.S. Treasuries down on renewed hopes of a deal between Greece and the European Union.Very long-dated gilt prices suffered especially big declines before an auction on Wednesday of 30-year bonds. Short-dated debt was little changed in price.Major government debt prices tumbled and European shares gained with the euro following media reports of a possible agreement between Greece and its international creditors.The 10-year gilt yield peaked at 1.686 percent, its highest since Jan. 5. At 1545 GMT, it was up 5 basis points on the day at 1.66 percent.British debt underperformed German Bunds. The yield spread between 10-year gilts and the equivalent Bund exceeded 130 basis points for the first time this year and peaked at 131.7 basis points, its highest since Nov. 19. It last stood at 128 basis points, up ...

Euro zone bond yields broadly dip, eyes shift to US payrolls LONDON: Yields on most euro zone bonds fell on Friday as the market's focus shifted from Greek tensions with its EU lenders to US jobs data that investors hope will provide clues as to when the Federal Reserve might hike interest rates. Greek bonds continued to underperform the rest of the market though the selloff in the country's assets was modest after the European Central Bank let the country's central bank offer its banks enough ...
German Bunds cut gains, stocks trim losses after US jobs data LONDON: European stocks trimmed earlier losses and German Bund futures erased gains on Friday after US data showed job growth rising solidly in January and wages rebounding. January marked the 11th straight month of job gains above 200,000, the longest streak since 1994, in a show of underlying strength in the economy that puts a mid-year interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve back on the table.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 equity index turned flat, having ...
Five-year gilt yields hit one-month high after US jobs data LONDON: British government bond prices fell sharply after data showed that the US economy created many more jobs than expected, extending the week's heavy losses and taking five-year gilt yields to their highest in more than a month. The robust US payrolls figures -- which included sizeable upward revisions to previous months' data -- go some way to ease concerns about the health of the global economy, which took 10-year gilt yields to a record ...
Pound falls on US payrolls but posts biggest weekly rise in a year LONDON: Sterling fell against the dollar on Friday after data showed US jobs and wages growing strongly in January, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain against the greenback in a year. US nonfarm payrolls increased by 257,000 last month, marking the 11th straight month of job gains above 200,000 -- the longest streak since 1994 -- and putting a mid-year interest rate increase from the US Federal Reserve back on the ...
Spain sells 3.8bn euros in bonds including new 5-year linker MADRID: Spain sold 3.8 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of debt at a triple bond auction on Thursday, including a new inflation-linked bond and two long-term bonds, at lower yields as markets position themselves ahead of an European Central Bank bond-buying plan.Spain's head of funding and debt management told Reuters the Treasury is planning to raise its issuance of ultra-long-dated bonds this year.Spain's Treasury sold 2.9 billion euros of the 2029 and 2044 bonds, in the ...
Gilt prices hit two-week low after US jobs data LONDON: British government bond prices hit an almost two-week low on Wednesday, sinking with US Treasuries after a report showed US private employers continued to steadily add jobs in the world's largest economy. The latest ADP jobs survey of US private sector employers showed the addition of 213,000 jobs in January, consistent with a view in the market that the US Federal Reserve could hike interest rates around mid-year. That boosted major global government bond ...


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