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LONDON: German government bonds inched up early on Tuesday, supported by comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke which kept alive hopes for further purchases of US bonds, underpinning the Treasury market. Equities were set to follow Wall Street and Asia higher and US Treasuries were steady after Bernanke said a continuation of accommodative monetary policies was needed to support more rapid economic expansion. June Bund futures were 12 ticks higher at 136.86, with 10-year yields 2 basis points lower at 1.93 percent. Bunds remained broadly supported by fears that the euro zone debt crisis could escalate again with concerns now focussed on Spain's ability to meet tough budget targets. "Bernanke's supportive for everything and Bunds are trading okay," a trader said. "Spain may be the next problem, I think everyone would like to have a proper look at their books." Because of that, benchmark German yields are not expected to rise too much although a ...

KIEV: Ukraine's Finance Ministry will start issuing domestic bonds denominated in euros, the government said on Monday, adding to dollar bonds introduced last year to make the debt more attractive to investors. The ministry sells bonds at regular auctions held on Tuesday and Thursday every week as well as additional auctions held on short notice. It has raised $866.6 million by issuing dollar bonds since December 2011. Bonds denominated in foreign currencies offer investors protection from a possible ...
LONDON: German Bund futures extended losses to session lows in thin volumes on Monday after a magazine report said Germany might be ready to do a deal to bolster the euro zone's firepower by combining its two bailout funds for a limited time. "There is this article circulating about the firepower of the EFSF and Bunds are leading (US Treasuries) down," a trader said. "The reason why it's moving the market now is that people realised ...
LONDON: Aberdeen Asset Management's clients added 1.4 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of new money to its range of funds in first two months of the year, as investors recovered their appetite for risk and returned to buying equity products. In a trading update on Monday,Aberdeensaid its assets under management rose to 184.4 billion pounds at end-February, from 173.9 billion at end-December as stock and bond markets rallied. The company, which recently joinedLondon's blue-chip FTSE 100 index, said ...
LONDON: German Bund futures inched up at the open on Monday with traders bracing for softer German business sentiment data after weak manufacturing figures last week renewed growth worries aboutEurope's biggest economy. After a run of positive economic data, weak PMI reports last week stoked fears the euro zone was sliding into recession, prompting investors to buy up low risk government debt, driving the 10-year German yields below 2 percent. The German Ifo survey is forecast to ...
BUDAPEST:Hungarymay issue a dollar-denominated bond in international markets as soon as next month, national news agency MTI reported on Saturday citing multiple unnamed sources. Officials at the Economy Ministry and government debt agency AKK were not immediately available for comment. Hungary, the most indebted country in centralEurope, needs to roll over more than 4 billion euros worth of external debt this year on top of domestic maturities, including repayments of an international loan that saved it from ...
Bunds rise as recovery optimism stalls, Italy sale eyed  LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Friday as the latest bout of economic data cooled optimism about a global recovery, while investors looked toItaly's bond sale next week to gauge if the renewed worries about peripheral euro zone states were justified. Bunds rose to their highest since March 13, closing up 1.5 percent on the week, after seeing their biggest weekly loss since 2001 the week prior. Optimism over the global economy, fueled last week by an ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,960.57 0.72
Arrow Nasdaq 4,449.56 0.50
Arrow S&P 1,978.34 0.48
Arrow FTSE 6,791.55 0.44
Arrow DAX 9,644.01 1.53
Arrow CAC-40 4,330.55 1.82
Arrow Nikkei 15,457.87 1.13
Arrow H.Seng 24,216.01 0.31
Arrow Sensex 26,126.75 0.55

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