Login/Register

Bonds News

Bonds

S&P upgrades Cyprus on strong budget performance

S&P upgrades Cyprus on strong budget performance

Fri, 24 October 2014

Rating agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded European economic struggler Cyprus, citing a strong budgetary performance. The EU and the International Monetary Fund bailed out Cyprus to the tune of &eur... [more]

Draghi calls for stimulus and says joint effort needed to avoid 'recession'

Draghi calls for stimulus and says joint effort needed to avoid 'recession'

Fri, 24 October 2014

Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank's (ECB) president has warned leaders from the European Union that a "joint effort" is required to avoid a "relapse into recession." The Eurozone countries with ... [more]

US new home sales edged higher to 467,000 in September

US new home sales edged higher to 467,000 in September

Fri, 24 October 2014

US new home sales edged higher by 0.2% month-on-month in September to reach an annualised rate of 467,000, according to the Department of Commerce. The consensus forecast had been for 470,000. Septem... [more]

Britain in talks with other EU states to challenge EU's £1.7bn demand

Britain in talks with other EU states to challenge EU's £1.7bn demand

Fri, 24 October 2014

The UK is in talks with fellow European Union (EU) member states to challenge the EU's latest demand that Britain hand over £1.7bn extra this year to compensate for its recovering economy. A spokesman... [more]

US jobless claims rise 17,000, but four-week average hits 14-year low

US jobless claims rise 17,000, but four-week average hits 14-year low

Thu, 23 October 2014

Weekly jobless claims in the US picked up as expected last week after hitting their lowest level since 2000, but remained below the key 300,000 mark for the sixth week in a row. Initial claims for une... [more]

Bonds: Divide between markets and economists on Bank Rate grows wider

Thu, 23 October 2014

The divergence between market pricing for the date of the first increase in Bank Rate and estimates from some economists grew wider on Thursday after the release of the minutes of the Monetary Policy ... [more]

HSBC Chinese manufacturing PMI improves in October, but weakness remains.

Thu, 23 October 2014

The HSBC 'flash' purchasing managers' index (PMI) for Chinese manufacturing rose to 50.4 in October, but while overall growth picked up there were still some signs of weakness in the data. The headlin... [more]

US CPI rises slightly faster than expected in September

Wed, 22 October 2014

US consumer prices remained unchanged in September at a 1.7% year-on-year rate of change, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labour Statistics. That was one tenth of a percentage point... [more]

Eleven Eurozone banks poised to fail stress tests - UPDATE

Wed, 22 October 2014

As markets prepare for the official results of the European Central Bank (ECB) stress tests and asset quality review on Sunday, a report stated that 11 Eurozone banks would fail similar tests by the E... [more]

MPC minutes emphasise lack of inflationary pressures

Wed, 22 October 2014

As anticipated by economists, the minutes of the 7 to 8 October meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) revealed that the decision to maintain Bank Rate and the current size of the Bank's bond ... [more]

Bonds: Italian long-term Treasuries outperform on ECB speculation

Wed, 22 October 2014

Sovereign bonds recorded sharp gains on Tuesday following a Reuters report that corporate bond purchases were under consideration by the European Central Bank. According to the news agency a decision ... [more]

US existing home sales rose past forecasts in September

Tue, 21 October 2014

Existing home sales in the US grew by 2.4% month-on-month in September to reach a 5.17m unit pace, the quickest this year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus estima... [more]

ECB said to be considering corporate bond purchases

Tue, 21 October 2014

Today's surge in European equities is being attributed by some market commentary to reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) is considering the purchase of corporate bonds. According to The Wall S... [more]

Moody's warns oil could fall into $70s but remain solid long-term

Tue, 21 October 2014

The sharp drop in oil prices is not a prelude to a long-term collapse, insisted rating agency Moody's, but prices could fall into the $70 range in coming months. After trading within a $20 band for se... [more]

International air passengers up 4.5% in August, IATA says

Tue, 21 October 2014

The number of international air passengers improved by 4.5% in August, up from a 2.6% increase in July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. The results show that the business is i... [more]

Banks may pay up to $41bn to settle currency fixing claims, analysts say

Tue, 21 October 2014

Banks could be forced to pay as much as $41bn to settle an investigation into their alleged collusion and manipulation of the foreign exchange market, Citigroup analysts have said. Deutsche Bank is ex... [more]

Bonds: Very dovish remarks from Boston Fed president Rosengren

Mon, 20 October 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely tracked 10-year sovereign bond yields on Friday: US: +4bp (2.19%) UK: +9bp (2.19%) France: +4bp (1.30%) Germany: +4bp (0.86%) Italy: -8bp ((2.50... [more]

ECB leak reveals contents of first ever monetary policy minutes

Fri, 17 October 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) minutes reportedly got leaked on Friday for the first time ever. Although the Bank of England (BoE) and the Federal Reserve (Fed) regularly report the minutes of their deli... [more]

US housing starts beat expectations in September

Fri, 17 October 2014

US housing starts grew at a seasonally adjusted pace of 1.017m in September, for a 6.3% gain in month-on-month terms, according to the Department of Commerce. Versus the year-ago period they saw a ris... [more]

University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumps to 86.4, ahead of forecasts

Fri, 17 October 2014

The University of Michigan's preliminary consumer confidence index for the month of October edged higher, to a reading of 86.4. The consensus estimate had been for a print of 84.2. In a positive deve... [more]

Ukraine digs anti-tank ditches along Russian border

Fri, 17 October 2014

The Ukrainian State Border Service (USBS) has built more than 200 watchtowers on the Russian border and has been digging ditches in case tanks across state lines with Russia, the Ukrainian National Se... [more]

US Philly Fed index comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

Thu, 16 October 2014

Manufacturing conditions in the north-eastern US cooled a tad in October, according to a monthly gauge on activity crafted by the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia. The headline index derived from ... [more]

Putin warns of siphoning as Ukraine plans EU and US gas transport tender

Thu, 16 October 2014

Ukraine said it expected European and US companies to bid to invest in its gas transport system when the public tender process is launched shortly, though Russia has warned that "unsanctioned gas siph... [more]

China steps up Ebola preparations in hospitals

Thu, 16 October 2014

China has stepped up preparations for a potential outbreak of Ebola, ensuring hospitals have ample equipment and setting up a national database of suspected and confirmed Ebola patients. The country's... [more]

Philadelphia Fed president Plosser says rates should rise sooner rather than later

Thu, 16 October 2014

Unperturbed by the latest ructions in global capital markets, on Thursday the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia, Charles Plosser, said the US central bank should begin raising its ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08