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Bonds: US Treasuries higher, traders eye Ukraine debt restructuring

Bonds: US Treasuries higher, traders eye Ukraine debt restructuring

Fri, 22 May 2015

The yield on 10-year US Treasury notes retreated by six basis points to 2.19% on Thursday, with that on the thirty-year long bond coming off by a similar amount to hit 2.99% by the close of trading. T... [more]

US CPI rises 0.1% month-on-month in April, down 0.2% year-on-year, as expected

US CPI rises 0.1% month-on-month in April, down 0.2% year-on-year, as expected

Fri, 22 May 2015

The US consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.1% month-on-month in April, easing back from a 0.2% in March, as forecast by analysts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said compared to a year ago the US fell f... [more]

Banks being probed over automated forex deals, report says

Banks being probed over automated forex deals, report says

Fri, 22 May 2015

Wall Street banks may face further damaging allegations about their rigging of foreign exchange markets, as New York's banking regulator intensifies a probe into electronic trading, according to the F... [more]

Germany's Schäuble raises idea of Greek 'parallel currency'

Germany's Schäuble raises idea of Greek 'parallel currency'

Fri, 22 May 2015

Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, has reportedly suggested a "parallel currency" might need to be created for Greece to run alongside the euro if the country's bailout talks fail. Schäubl... [more]

German business confidence slips in May but beats forecasts; 1Q GDP growth confirmed at 0.3%

German business confidence slips in May but beats forecasts; 1Q GDP growth confirmed at 0.3%

Fri, 22 May 2015

The German Ifo business climate index nudged down to 108.5 in May from 108.6 in April, marking its first drop since October last year, but still a touch ahead of analysts' expectations for a reading o... [more]

Eurozone consumer confidence weakens in May

Thu, 21 May 2015

Sentiment among consumers in the Eurozone declined this month, according to data from the European Commission. The flash estimate of the EC's consumer confidence indicator fell by 0.9 points to -5.5, ... [more]

US leading economic indicators climb in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

The US leading economic indicators (LEI) climbed in April, the Conference Board said on Thursday. The gauge, a weighted index of 10 indicators, rose 0.7% in April, signalling the world's biggest econo... [more]

US existing home sales fall unexpectedly in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

Sales of existing US homes fell unexpectedly in April, data from the National Association of Realtors showed on Thursday. According to the figures, existing home sales declined 3.3% month-on-month to ... [more]

US manufacturing PMI slips to 16-month low in May, Markit says

Thu, 21 May 2015

The growth rate of manufacturing activity in the United States unexpectedly slowed to a 16-month low this month, according to data released on Thursday by Markit. The Markit 'flash' US manufacturing p... [more]

Initial jobless claims rise a little more than expected

Thu, 21 May 2015

Weekly jobless claims in the US increased a little more than expected in the week ending May 16, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday. Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000... [more]

Chicago Fed Index edges higher in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

The US economy performed better than in the previous month in April but remained below trend, according to the Chicago Federal Reserve. The Chicago Fed's national activity index edged up to -0.15 from... [more]

ECB minutes reiterate effectiveness of QE, stress government reforms

Thu, 21 May 2015

European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers agreed that the quantitative easing programme was having a good impact on the Eurozone, minutes of the 14-15 April meeting showed. Officials also reiterated th... [more]

IS seizes Syria's heritage township of Palmyra

Thu, 21 May 2015

Islamic State (IS) militants have entered the ancient ruins of the Syrian town of Palmyra on Thursday, after gaining full control of the historic city overnight, according to the Syrian Observatory fo... [more]

New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky quits after banking fine victory

Thu, 21 May 2015

Hours after helping to oversee a near-$6bn of global penalties issued to five banks for rigging currency markets, New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky has announced his resignation. Lawsky, wh... [more]

China, US trade verbal salvos in the South China Sea

Thu, 21 May 2015

A US surveillance aircraft flying over Mischief Reef, located in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea, was warned eight times by the Chinese Navy on Wednesday, according to CNN. The P8-... [more]

Fed Minutes: June rate hike 'unlikely', says majority

Wed, 20 May 2015

A rate hike in June is 'unlikely', according to minutes published from the last Federal Reserve interest-rate meeting. A summary of the discussions spanning 29-30 April revealed that only a few offici... [more]

Bonds: Treasuries pushed higher by strong housing data

Wed, 20 May 2015

Sovereign bond markets were again well bid on Tuesday, although US Treasuries came under selling pressure following a stronger-than-expected reading on US housing starts. They shot higher by 20.2% mon... [more]

Barclays and RBS among banks fined $5.6bn for forex rigging

Wed, 20 May 2015

Five global banks including the UK's Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to pay over $5bn in combined fines and will plead guilty to criminal charges over the rigging of foreign exchange m... [more]

US mortgage applications decline in week to 15 May

Wed, 20 May 2015

Applications for US home mortgages fell last week, data released on Wednesday showed. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its seasonally adjusted index of application activity, which covers ho... [more]

Moody's sees high likelihood of capital controls in Greece

Wed, 20 May 2015

Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that the outlook for the Greek banking sector is "negative" due to the acute deterioration in banks' funding and liquidity. It said the risk ... [more]

Citi cuts forecast for WTI crude futures in fourth quarter of 2015

Wed, 20 May 2015

Oil prices have risen too quickly this year, one of the world's leading brokers believes. The oil recovery may stoke a recovery in output of so-called US 'tight oil', said Citi's commodity research te... [more]

Construction output recovers in Europe's core economies in March

Wed, 20 May 2015

In March output in the Eurozone´s construction sector grew by 0.8% month-on-month, according to Eurostat. The civil engineering sub-sector led the increase with a 3.2% gain in production while buildin... [more]

Decline in German producer prices eases in April

Wed, 20 May 2015

The easing trend in German producer prices eased a tad in April. In comparison to a year ago wholesale prices in the Eurozone´s largest economy fell at a year-on-year pace of 1.5%, in comparison to 1.... [more]

Japanese GDP outstrips forecasts, boosted by inventories

Wed, 20 May 2015

Japan´s economy grew more quickly than expected at the end of Japan´s fiscal year. Gross domestic product expanded at an annualised pace of 2.4% in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, ended in Marc... [more]

Bonds: Volatile trading in Greek bonds

Tue, 19 May 2015

Sovereign bond markets in the developed world continued to stabilise on Monday amid a dearth of economic data. However, analysts noted a weekend article from the Wall Street Journal´s Fed watcher Jon ... [more]

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