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Bund yields rise after promising German PMIs, US Fed hints LONDON: German bond yields edged up on Thursday from record lows after a survey showed better-than-expected private-sector growth in Europe's largest economy and an increase in U.S. interest rates began to look more likely.Ten-year yields climbed 3 basis points to a day's high of 1.013 percent, coming off lows of 0.952 percent last week. Many strategists said the rise in yields was unlikely to last, however, as conflict in Ukraine which has seen Russia and the West exchange tit-for-tat sanctions, kept markets subdued."What we are seeing right now is a consolidation of the market at extremely low yield levels, and going forward we do still see the scope for yields to fall further if we see an increase in geopolitical tensions in the coming weeks and months," said Marius Daheim, chief strategist at Bayerische Landesbank.Germany's flash PMI readings slipped from last month, but came in higher than expected and suggest ...

UK gilt yields rise after BoE minutes show votes to hike rates LONDON: British government bond yields rose moderately on Wednesday after minutes from the Bank of England showed two policymakers unexpectedly voted to start raising interest rates this month.Short-dated gilt prices, most sensitive to changes in interest rate expectations, lagged longer-dated bonds.The two-year gilt yield rose around 4 basis points following the minutes to its highest level in a week at 0.764 percent. Five-year gilt yields also rose around the same amount.Short sterling futures fell between ...
Zero-yielding German two-year bonds meet high demand LONDON: German two-year debt yields held close to 15-month lows just below zero on Wednesday, with record low money market rates and expectations of easier ECB monetary policy underpinning demand at an auction of similarly-dated bonds Germany sold over 4 billion euros of a new two-year bond, with demand from investors double that amount despite the average yield and the coupon both being zero. Data last week showing the euro zone ...
German two-year yields negative before debt auction LONDON: German two-year debt yields held close to 15-month lows below zero on Wednesday with record low money market rates and bets for further ECB easing underpinning demand before an auction of up to 5 billion euros of a similar-dated bond.Data last week showing the euro zone economy stagnating in the second quarter even before the sanctions imposed on and by Russia over the conflict in Ukraine cemented expectations of ultra-low European Central Bank interest ...
UK 10-year gilts suffer biggest fall of 2014 on Carney, risk appetite LONDON: Long-dated British government bonds suffered their biggest one-day fall in prices so far in 2014 on Monday after an increase in global investors' risk appetite and remarks by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on interest rates.Carney told the Sunday Times that the central bank could raise rates even if wages were still rising faster than inflation, which traders viewed as a shift in tone from comments in a news conference in Wednesday.Last week ...
Rating upgrade pushes Irish yields below 2pc LONDON: Irish 10-year bond yields fell to a record low below 2 percent on Monday after Fitch became the second of the three main credit agencies to give the country an A rating for the first time since before its international bailout. Yields on top-rated German Bunds inched higher after Russia said some progress has been achieved during talks with European powers on Sunday on ways to end the military conflict in Ukraine.But they remained ...
Bund yields hug 1 percent on weak euro zone outlook LONDON: German Bund yields held near their record lows around 1 percent on Friday, with investors increasingly betting the ECB will ease monetary policy further to lift a stagnating economy struggling with low inflation. Data showed on Thursday the euro zone economy failed to grow in the second quarter even before the sanctions the West and Russia imposed on each other over the conflict in Ukraine started to bite. Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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