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Jul 31, 2015

Prices rally after employment cost index barely rises

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries rallied on
Friday after data showed labor costs in the second quarter rose
by the least in the history of the index, putting a dent in the
argument for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in
September.

Yields spiked downward as prices rallied broadly, from the
two-year note through the 30-year bond.

Jul 30, 2015

Yield curve flatter after upbeat U.S. growth data

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries prices were
mixed on Thursday and the yield curve turned flatter following
strong U.S. economic growth data that led to gains for
longer-dated debt and stable short-end prices as expectations of
a September U.S. rate rise heightened.

Economic growth in the United States accelerated in the
second quarter to a 2.3 percent annual rate, backed by solid
consumer demand. First-quarter growth was revised to a positive
0.6 percent rate from an initial read of negative 0.2 percent.

Jul 30, 2015

Prices mixed after upbeat U.S. growth data

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries prices were
mixed on Thursday and the yield curve turned flatter following
strong U.S. economic growth data that led to gains for
longer-dated debt and stable short-end prices as expectations of
a September U.S. rate rise heightened.

Economic growth in the United States accelerated in the
second quarter to a 2.3 percent annual rate, backed by solid
consumer demand. First quarter growth was revised to a positive
0.6 percent rate from an initial read of negative 0.2 percent.

Jul 29, 2015

Prices stay lower after Fed says U.S. economy improving

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices, which
had already lost ground on Wednesday, had little reaction to the
Federal Reserve’s assessment of an improving U.S. labor market
as it kept the door open for an interest rate hike, possibly as
soon as September.

Shorter-dated Treasuries initially gained ground on the
Fed’s statement, which highlighted that the economy had overcome
a first-quarter slowdown and was now “expanding modestly.” The
Fed, as expected, left in place its zero interest rate policy.

Jul 29, 2015

Prices lower ahead of Fed rate statement

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices fell on
Wednesday in thin summer trade before a U.S. Federal Reserve
statement that is not expected to produce any surprise interest
rate adjustment but will be parsed for clues on economic
strength and future rate moves.

The Fed ends a two day meeting on Wednesday with investors
expecting the central bank to point to a growing U.S. economy
and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible
interest rate hike in September.

Jul 28, 2015

Prices dip as Chinese stocks stabilize, issuance looms

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries fell on
Tuesday, with analysts and traders citing a stabilization of
Chinese equities prices and a new supply of issuance exacerbated
by seasonally low trading volumes.

A smattering of U.S. economic data showing a rise in
single-family home sales in May, albeit below estimates, and a
drop in a measure of consumer confidence for July had little
impact on the overall direction of the market.

Jul 27, 2015

Long-term U.S. bond prices gain from China stock rout

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices rose on
Monday after China’s stock market experienced its deepest slide
in eight years, which unsettled investors globally and sent them
to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds.

Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term
prices were mixed.

“The overnight action with the flight to quality in China,
and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the
last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of
the yield curve,” said Edward Acton, U.S. Treasuries strategist
at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

Jul 27, 2015

Investors hug safety trade after China stock rout

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices rose on
Monday following a stock market rout in China, the worst in
eight years, that has unsettled investors globally and sent them
to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds.

Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term
prices were just slightly negative following the sharp decline
in Chinese equities.

Jun 30, 2015

Analysis – Greek private debt holders ride out public strain

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three years after Greece agreed to the biggest debt wipe-out in history as a key component of putting economic growth on a sustainable path, creditors now fear another restructuring of private debt as Greece closes in on another default.

The risk is that debt-ridden Greece will not be able to come up with the 1.6 billion euros (£1.15 billion) to make a crucial loan payment to the International Monetary Fund that is coming due at midnight (2200 GMT/1800 EDT) on Tuesday.

Jun 30, 2015

Greek private debt holders ride out public strain

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three years after Greece agreed to the biggest debt wipe-out in history as a key component of putting economic growth on a sustainable path, creditors now fear another restructuring of private debt as Greece closes in on another default.

The risk is that debt-ridden Greece will not be able to come up with the 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to make a crucial loan payment to the International Monetary Fund that is coming due at midnight (1800 EDT) on Tuesday.

    • About Daniel

      "Senior Correspondent covering global financial markets, investing and foreign policy. I'm New York-based with 20+ years of experience in text, TV and radio. My current post lets me roam across all asset classes and geography, from the developed to the emerging markets. I've reported and taught journalism in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States."
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      1997
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