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UK 10-year gilt yield falls to one-year low LONDON: Britain's 10-year government bond yield hit a one-year low of 2.506 percent on Wednesday, more than 7 basis points down on the day, as investors sought refuge in top-rated assets as tensions between Russia and Ukraine appeared to escalate.Gilt prices rose sharply in line with German government bonds, against a supportive backdrop of weaker-than-expected British industrial output data.Thirty-year gilt prices were also up, taking yields down to their lowest since May 2013 at 3.204 percent.Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday the threat of a direct intervention by Russia's military in Ukraine has risen over the last couple of days. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Spain, Italy bond yields dip as BES contagion risk ebbs LONDON: Spanish and Italian bonds extended gains on Tuesday as fears receded that troubles in Portugal's banking sector could spread to other peripheral countries.Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds fell as investors reacted to weekend news that Portugal had bailed out its largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo, drawing a line under an issue that has shaken vulnerable peripheral debt in recent weeks."The periphery has been the main winner of the resolution of the Banco Espirito ...
Greek bonds extend losses as EU mulls scrapping troika control LONDON: Greek bonds extended losses on Tuesday as Brussels considered lighter-touch supervision of the bailed-out country that strategists say is still vulnerable to external shocks and unable to meet its commitments to reform.Greek bond yields have risen around 20 basis points this week, swiftly reversing initial declines that resulted from a ratings upgrade by Moody's late on Friday.Market experts have offered a long list of reasons for this underperformance ranging from its financial fragility, inability ...
Portuguese yields dip on relief after Lisbon agrees BES rescue LONDON: Portuguese bond yields fell on Monday after Lisbon agreed a near 5 billion euro ($6.6 billion) bailout of its biggest bank in a plan that reassured debt investors there would be no wider strain on public finances.After frenzied weekend discussions between Portuguese and European Union officials, Lisbon agreed to rescue Banco Espirito Santo, just months after the country exited an international bailout.Portugal's central bank, which only days ago said that BES could be recapitalised ...
German bonds steady as disinflation keeps pressure on ECB LONDON: German bond yields edged lower on Thursday as euro zone inflation fell to its lowest in nearly five years, maintaining pressure on the European Central Bank to keep monetary policy loose.The moves were contained by some expectations that a rebounding U.S. economy could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a move that would likely impact benchmark government bonds across the globe.Releases of U.S. jobless claims and Chicago PMI later on Thursday will ...
German yields slip towards record lows as Ukraine conflict eyed LONDON: German bond yields dipped back towards record lows on Wednesday with conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East supporting demand for safe-haven government bonds.Benign US inflation data on Tuesday, suggesting less pressure for an early rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, helped keep bond yields subdued.The European Union is considering tougher sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine which escalated after the downing of a Malaysian airliner last week. These could ...
Lower-rated euro zone bond yields dip as Ukraine crisis eyed LONDON: Yields on lower-rated euro zone bonds slipped on Monday as riskier assets tentatively recovered on hopes the coming days might bring a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis after the downing of an airliner over the country last week.The fact the situation did not deteriorate over the weekend stabilised markets, though the lack of concrete developments kept price moves modest and benchmark German yields pinned near record lows.The plane crash on Thursday, blamed by ...


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