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Jun 19, 2013

Bunds rangebound as investors cautious before Fed

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – German Bunds rose in thin trade
on Wednesday but remained within recent tight ranges as
investors were reluctant to take big bets before the outcome of
a two-day Federal Reserve meeting.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke last month signalled the U.S.
central bank could soon curb its asset buying as the economy
gathered pace, hurting equity and bond markets.

Jun 19, 2013

Bunds rangebound as investors await Fed

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – German Bund futures rose in thin
trade on Wednesday but kept to narrow ranges with investors
reluctant to take big bets before the outcome of a two-day U.S.
monetary policy meeting.

Comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last month
fired up speculation the U.S. central bank could soon curb its
asset buying, hurting equity and bond markets.

Jun 18, 2013

Bunds fall as investors brace for Fed meeting outcome

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – German Bunds fell on Tuesday on
speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will signal it is edging
closer to trimming its bond purchases after a two-day monetary
policy meeting.

Economists expect Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to repeat on
Wednesday his recent comment that the purchases could be trimmed
at one of the next few meetings, if the U.S. economy continues
to improve.

Jun 13, 2013

Weak equities lift safe-haven Bunds

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – German bonds rose on Thursday,
recovering some of this week’s losses, as weaker global equities
prompted investors to seek refuge in low-risk debt.

Concerns about the future of central bank stimulus weighed
on equity markets, to the benefit of U.S. and European
safe-haven bonds. Upbeat U.S. retail sales and weekly jobless
claims supported the view that the Federal Reserve may begin
scaling back its huge quantitative easing programme.

Jun 13, 2013

Bunds rise on equity sell-off, U.S. data eyed

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – German bonds rose on Thursday on
global equity weakness, while ten-year Italian government bonds
turned higher after an auction attracted relatively good demand.

Ongoing concerns about the future of central bank stimulus
weighed on equity markets and investors looked to U.S. retail
sales and weekly jobless claims to gauge when the Federal
Reserve may begin scaling back its bond purchases.

Jun 13, 2013

Equity sell-off hurts periphery before Italian sale

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – Yields on lower-rated euro zone
bonds rose on Thursday as riskier assets came under selling
pressure and investors braced for a sale of Italian debt against
a challenging backdrop.

Japanese stocks fell over 6 percent as the prospect of
reduced stimulus from central banks roiled markets and European
shares opened lower, setting the tone for the day’s trading.

Jun 12, 2013

Peripheral bonds stabilize, more volatility expected

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Lower-rated euro zone bonds
stabilized on Wednesday after a recent sell-off driven by
concerns over the future of global monetary stimulus, but trade
was expected to remain choppy.

Euro zone bonds have fallen broadly in recent weeks as
concern the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon scale back its bond
purchases keeps investors on edge.

Jun 11, 2013

Global monetary stimulus fears hit euro zone bonds

LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Euro zone government bonds fell
across the board on Tuesday as investors fretted that central
bank stimulus that has buoyed financial markets this year might
not be as abundant in future.

Lower-rated euro zone debt underperformed German Bunds after
the Bank of Japan announced no new measures to stem bond market
volatility, further unsettling investors worried about the
outlook for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bond purchases.

Jun 10, 2013

Bunds bruised by U.S. debt falls as shares stabilise

London, June 10 (Reuters) – German Bund futures fell to a
three-month low on Monday, dragged down by weaker U.S.
Treasuries after Standard & Poor’s raised the country’s credit
outlook which supported demand for equities.

Trade in Bunds was expected to remain choppy in the near
term in the absence this week of top-tier data and as investors
fret over when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start scaling back
its massive stimulus scheme.

Jun 10, 2013

Bunds choppy, German yields seen stabilising

London, June 10 (Reuters) – German bonds were choppy on
Monday and analysts expected yields to hold around current
levels with no major data this session and uncertainty clouding
the U.S. monetary policy outlook.

Data out of the euro zone was mixed on Monday, while figures
on Friday showed U.S. employers stepped up hiring a bit in May,
keeping alive the prospect of the Federal Reserve eventually
scaling back its bond-buying programme.

    • About Ana

      "Ana Nicolaci da Costa is UK Economics Correspondent, covering monetary and fiscal policy in London. Ana previously worked as Reuters' Economics Correspondent in Brasilia and covered European markets, including the euro zone debt crisis. She began working for Reuters in 2004 in London, after an internship at the Financial Times. Ana has a Master's degree from the University of London and studied political science as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris."
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