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Spain sells 3.5bn euros of new 2017 bond MADRID: Spain sold 3.5 billion euros ($4.7 billion) of a new 2017 bond on Thursday, almost completing its bond-issuance programme for 2013, a year in which financing costs have fallen to record lows from near-unsustainable highs. The Treasury had aimed to sell between 2.5 billion and 3.5 billion euros of the bond and, on the auction's completion, had moved just over 99 percent of its debt issuance target for this year. The April 30, 2017 bond sold at an average yield of 2.101 percent and was 2.5 times subscribed. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

German Bund futures fall after Fed minutes LONDON: German Bund futures fell on Thursday after minutes of the US Federal Reserve's October meeting showed policymakers felt they could trim stimulus at one of the next few meetings provided this was warranted by economic growth data. The minutes more than offset firming pressure fuelled by talk that the European Central Bank was mulling negative deposit rates, which would effectively penalise banks for holding money with the ECB overnight. Bund futures opened 67 ticks ...
Ukraine sells $299m, 1.24bn hryvnias in bonds KIEV: Ukraine finance ministry said it raised $299 million and 1.238 billion hryvnias (about $155 million) at an auction of local currency and dollar bonds on Tuesday. The weighted average yield on three-year dollar bonds with early repayment rose to 7.75 percent from 7.50 percent in the previous placement on March 26. Three-year hryvnia-denominated dollar-linked bonds yielded 9.50 percent, up from 9.10 percent in the previous sale on March 19. ...
Hungary 10-year dollar bond draws big demand, yield drops BUDAPEST: Investors flocked to Hungary's $2 billion 10-year bond issue on Monday leaving it heavily oversubscribed, an appetite which will help the government cover its foreign currency debt needs until elections in April. The bonds attracted orders worth more than five times the amount to be issued, with the yield set at 325 basis points over US Treasuries, Thomson Reuters news and analysis service IFR said. That is below the 345 ...
German Bunds dip as Fed outlook weighs on safe haven debt LONDON: German Bunds fell on Tuesday, tracking fresh losses in US Treasuries overnight due to renewed bets that the Federal Reserve could trim its bond purchases earlier than previously expected. A thin calendar for top-tier economic data leaves the market focus firmly on speeches from Fed officials Dennis Lockhart and Narayana Kocherlakota for hints on when the central bank might start rolling back its monetary stimulus. Minds are still firmly on the fallout of better ...
Greece to auction 1bn euros of 3 month T-bills on Nov 12 ATHENS: Greece will auction 1.0 billion euros ($1.34 billion) of three-month treasury bills on November 12 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be November 15. 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 ...
Bund futures rise as Fed's Williams urges caution on stimulus cap LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Wednesday, tracking firmer US Treasuries after Federal Reserve official John Williams said the central bank should wait for stronger evidence of growth momentum before trimming bond-buying. Futures were last 22 ticks up at 141.38, having been hit the previous day by investor uncertainty over the European Central Bank would signal on Thursday that further monetary easing was imminent. "Some of the Fed speak over the past 24 hours has ...


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