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Euro zone bond yields dip as weak data revives talk of looser policy LONDON: Euro zone bond yields dipped on Wednesday after the region's two largest economies reported poor industrial data, keeping alive the chances that the European Central Bank will be forced to step in and support the bloc's fragile recovery. German manufacturing orders recorded their biggest decline in 1 1/2 years in March and French industrial output fell way below forecast. That gave the ECB another reason to loosen monetary policy, alongside a strong euro and low inflation."It raises the likelihood that the ECB will act to address now only the inflation situation, but weak macro-economic data as well," said Alexander Aldinger, an analyst at Commerzbank. Few expect the ECB to take immediate action at its meeting on Thursday, but a rate cut or a liquidity injection by suspending its weekly deposit tenders could come as soon as next month. Any move to print money by buying assets is likely to ...

Greece sells 1.3bn euros of 6-month T-bills, yield drops ATHENS: Greece sold 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion) of six-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue at the lowest funding cost since January 2010 when the country's debt crisis began. The T-bills were priced to yield 2.70 percent, down from 3.01 percent in an April auction, the country's debt agency (PDMA) said. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 2.65, down from 3.10 in the previous sale.The amount raised included 300 million euros ...
Ireland to auction 750 million euros of 10-year debt DUBLIN: Ireland will auction 750 million euros ($1 billion) of 10-year debt on Thursday as it pursues its goal of pre-funding the state in full for 2015, the country's debt agency said on Monday. Ireland, which raised debt periodically during a three-year EU/IMF bailout that ended last year, made a successful return to regular auctions in March and raised a further 1 billion euros of 10-year debt at record-low yields last month. Dublin is already ...
Portuguese yields dip as Lisbon pledges ‘clean’ bailout exit LONDON: Portuguese bond yields fell on Monday after Lisbon said it would exit its international bailout programme later this month without a back-up loan, a bold step for a country that two years ago was thought to be at risk of defaulting on its debts.Like Ireland, which in December became the first euro zone country to exit a bailout programme, Portugal aims to make a clean break from its financial support.Lisbon has been helped by ...
Spanish yields dip below 3pc in broad euro zone bond rally LONDON: Spanish yields dipped below 3 percent for the first time in nine years on Friday as lower-rated euro zone bonds shrugged off rising tensions between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists to continue their ECB-driven rally. Yields on German Bunds, seen as one of the safest assets in periods of political and economic uncertainty, dipped to 11 month lows after Ukrainian troops launched a raid to try to retake a town from pro-Russian separatists.Unlike at the ...
Spain's 10-year borrowing rate dips to 2005 level PARIS: Spain's interest rate for borrowing 10-year funds fell below 3.0 percent on Friday for the first time since 2005, in a further sign that the eurozone debt crisis is fading.On the secondary market, where debt already issued is traded, the interest rate or yield indicated by the rising value of the bonds fell to 2.996 percent briefly during morning trading, but then rose to 3.0 percent.The yield on existing debt is a baseline indicator ...
France sells extra 931mn euros of T-bills after auction PARIS: France sold an extra 931 million euros ($1.29 billion) of BTF Treasury bills in the wake of Monday's weekly auction, the public debt management agency, Agence France Tresor, said on Wednesday. The extra allotments included 360 million euros of 13-week BTFs, 272 million of 22-week BTFs and 299 million of 52-week BTFs - taking total proceeds from the latest bill sale to 8.614 billion. Under the French system, buyers not only submit competitive bids ...


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