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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.

Jun 10, 2013

Bunds rise in choppy trade, yields seen stabilizing

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

French and Italian industrial output data 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.

Jun 7, 2013

Bunds rise as markets position for weaker payrolls

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – German Bund futures rose on
Friday as investors looking for insight into the Federal
Reserve’s policy outlook positioned for a weaker-than-forecast
U.S. jobs data.

Euro zone bonds recovered from sharp losses made on Thursday
after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
fuelled concerns over the future of global monetary stimulus.

Jun 3, 2013

Moody’s upgrade would be a boost but no panacea for Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) – An investment grade credit rating from Moody’s would boost sentiment towards Ireland but would not be a panacea for an economy still to return fully to international bond markets.

Moody’s is the last of the three main rating firms to class Irish government debt as “junk”, saying the rating reflects its concerns about the banking system and other factors.

Jun 3, 2013

German Bunds fall on above-forecast data

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – A better-than-expected euro zone
manufacturing survey weighed on safe-haven German bonds on
Monday but was not strong enough to pull lower-rated euro zone
debt out of the doldrums.

The downturn in euro zone manufacturing eased markedly last
month, a business survey showed on Monday.

May 30, 2013

Italian yields fall as debt sale goes well

LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – Italian bond prices rose on
Thursday after Rome sold the maximum amount of debt it aimed to
offer at its month-end auction with investors enticed by a
recent back-up in yields.

Italy sold 5.75 billion euros of five- and 10-year bonds
even though borrowing costs rose and demand was lower than this
year’s average for similar bond sales.

May 30, 2013

Italian yields turn lower after decent auction

LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – Italian yields turned lower on
Thursday after an auction of five- and 10-year paper attracted
decent demand from investors enticed by a recent pick-up in
yields.

Italy sold at the top end of its planned 4-5.75 billion euro
range even though yields rose at the auction and demand was
lower than this year’s average for similar bond sales.

May 30, 2013

Italian bonds fall as investors make room for sale

LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – Italian bonds edged lower on
Thursday as investors made room for an auction which was
expected to attract decent demand as higher yields made the
bonds more attractive.

Italy will offer up to 5.75 billion euros of bonds maturing
in 2018 and 2023.

Short-term Italian borrowing costs rose at an auction on
Wednesday for the first time since March and long-term yields
are expected to edge higher at the sale later this session.

May 29, 2013

Euro zone bonds hurt by U.S. stimulus uncertainty

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) – Euro zone bonds fell across the
board on Wednesday on investor concern about a potential scaling
back of U.S. economic stimulus that has kept financial markets
afloat.

German 10-year borrowing costs hit their highest since March
at 1.519 percent, after U.S. benchmark yields rose
to their highest in over a year on Tuesday after robust home
price and consumer confidence data.

May 29, 2013

Fed stimulus doubts hurt euro zone bonds

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) – Euro zone bonds fell, tracking
overnight moves in Treasuries as upbeat U.S. data in the
previous session lent support to the view the Federal Reserve
may scale back its monetary stimulus.

U.S. yields have been rising since Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
said last week the U.S. central bank may decide to taper its
bond purchases in the coming few policy meetings if data shows
the economy is gathering pace.

    • 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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