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bond investors dumbfounded after rbi's surprising tilt towards rate hike




a surprising hawkish tilt by india’s central bank in its april minutes has left money managers dumbfounded, prompting them to seek a higher risk premium for holding the nation’s bonds. the benchmark 10-year yield jumped as much as 17 basis points friday, and ended last week 29 basis points highe...



inflation spike hits bonds, spurs rate policy and fiscal worries




india's benchmark 10-year bond fell to its lowest in more than 16 months on wednesday, as investors saw surging inflation as a potential threat to a still-struggling economy and a daunting challenge to policymakers. the 10-year bond yield rose as much as 6 basis points to 7.26 percent, the highest s...



us federal reserve set to lift rates, investors keen for rate hike path signals




the key question on investors' minds ahead of a us rate meeting is not if the federal reserve will raise rates, but how many times it will move to tighten monetary policy this year as the us economy improves.a series of hawkish statements from us fed officials have led investors to price in a rate h...



us federal reserve set to lift rates, investors keen for rate hike path signals




the key question on investors' minds ahead of a us rate meeting on wednesday is not whether the fomc will raise raise, but how many times it will move to tighten monetary policy this year as the us economy improves.a series of hawkish statements from us fed officials have led investors to entirely p...



investors wary of betting too soon on september us rate rise




while a rate hike in the us next month is all but assured, investors are wary of making bets about a september one too.



nab announces record low fixed rate for first home buyers, but hike rates for in




it sounds too good to be true: a bank offering cheaper mortgages to first home buyers, and slugging investors more. but that is exactly what the national australia bank claims to be doing.nab is throwing a bone to struggling first home buyers by offering their lowest ever rate, a two-year fixed...



us stocks end higher with help from tech, energy




wall street indexes closed higher on monday and the biggest drivers were technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose and investors waited for an expected us federal reserve rate hike later in the week.technology stocks were back in favour with the biggest boost from apple inc as investors eyed ...



federal reserve lifts interest rates above rba rate




futures are pointing to a slightly lower open for australian stocks ahead of some key data on unemployment, with investors weighing up a widely-expected interest rate hike from the us federal reserve.asx futures were down 8 points, or 0.1 per cent, at 5926 at around 8.30am.us stocks ended a choppy s...



india's easing inflation is only a temporary reprieve for pm modi




india’s retail inflation eased from the fastest pace in 17 months, offering some respite to policy makers and bond investors battling the fallout of prime minister narendra modi’s expansionary budget. consumer prices rose 5.07 percent in january from a year earlier, the statistics ministry said ...



govt fixes sovereign gold bond rate at rs 2,971 per gram




for such investors, the issue price of gold bond will be rs 2,921 per gram



rba to hold in face of jobs, federal reserve interest rate hike




australia's central bank often moves broadly in line with the us federal reserve. but in the wake of the fed's third interest rate hike in a decade, markets are pricing in weaker odds of a reserve bank of australia rate hike this year.futures markets on thursday morning showed investors were seeing...



asx's best week of 2017




the asx is in a sweet spot, but it can't last, writes one of your eds:a little over a week ago the worst session for the asx since the us election had investors wondering about whether the trump trade was dead. since then, the sharemarket has come back bigger and stronger.a big part of the story is ...



markets live: brighter start in store




us bond yields touched multi-year highs overnight and investors are pointing to a key market crossing point as a potential warning sign for the market going forward.the yield on the 2-year us treasury bond of 2.07 per cent has eclipsed the dividend yield on the s&p 500 stock index.excluding capital ...



markets live: investors eye big week




while janet yellen and her federal reserve colleagues are poised to raise interest rates at their meeting this month, investors increasingly doubt the central bank's projection for additional hikes following soft reports on us employment and inflation.goldman sachs on friday pushed back its forecast...



rbi conducts last bond auction before current financial year ends




the reserve bank of india (rbi) on friday conducted the last bond auction of the current financial year. the government borrowed rs 80 billion through the benchmark 10-year bonds and rs 30 billion through a floating rate bond. the 10-year bonds have ready takers but floating rate bonds, or floaters,...



asx on hold as investors wait for the federal reserve's rate call




global equities and local shares have fallen into a bit of a rut ahead of the next interest rate meeting of the us federal reserve and investors are likely to tread water until the meeting wraps up later this week.investors are increasingly open to the idea of global central banks tapping the brak...



easing inflation will give rbi room to hold rates, relieve bond investors




india’s inflation rate dropped below 5 per cent for the first time in three months, giving the central bank room to keep interest rates on hold for longer while providing relief to battered bond investors. government data on monday showed inflation at 4.44 per cent in february, lower than the 5.07...



govt fixes sovereign gold bond rate at rs 2,945 per gram




the purchase price for the sovereign gold bond (sgb) series opening on monday has been fixed at rs 2,945 per gram, the reserve bank said on friday. the subscription for bonds runs from monday to wednesday every week. the government, in consultation with the rbi, has also decided to offer a discount ...



yellen fires up the party




the dow rose to a record high and bond yields tumbled after federal reserve chair janet yellen's congressional testimony dampened growing expectations that more than one interest rate hike was in the cards this year.yellen's speech was a nod to wall street as the fed signalled it will gradually tig...



national bank covered bond issue proves great success | business




the covered bond issue by the national bank of greece was completed on tuesday, becoming the first greek lender to tap the market since 2014 and securing the amount of 750 million euros at a rate of just 2.9 percent, far below the original estimate for 3.25 percent.as many as 110 investors took part...



budget impact: rbi may keep policy rates unchanged, talk tough on inflation




the reserve bank of india (rbi) is likely to keep its policy rate on hold this week, but could toughen its warnings against inflation, economists say, laying the ground for a hike in 2018 after prices accelerated at the fastest pace in 17 months. the central bank has already been warning that inflat...



markets live: banks hit again




while janet yellen and her federal reserve colleagues are poised to raise interest rates at their meeting this month, investors increasingly doubt the central bank's projection for additional hikes following soft reports on us employment and inflation.goldman sachs on friday pushed back its forecast...



interest rate rise on hold as service industries falter




the bank of england is almost guaranteed to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.5%, analysts say, after news of poor service sector activity in april ended any remaining justification for a rise.see related interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%the ihs markit/cips services purchasi...



presstv-pound slides as uk rate hike prospect dims




the pound fell on friday after bank of england governor mark carney shook the market's confidence in an early interest rate hike, dealers said."carney put an end to the debate, saying that markets should not bet on a may rate rise," noted jasper lawler, head of research at london capital group.marke...



asx to open higher as investors await jobs data




this marks a reversal of tuesday’s trading dynamics, where worries about speedy stimulus withdrawal appeared to hurt investors' risk appetite. april’s upbeat us industrial production data seems to also have played a part in the change, encouraging hopes that the economy is strong enough to susta...