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SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
U.S. government bonds edged higher Thursday as fresh worries about the U.K.’s pending breakup with the European Union helped dampen expectations for tighter monetary policies and boosted the appeal of safer assets. Yields, which fall when bond prices rise, declined overnight as a series of U.K. government ministers quit in protest over a draft Brexit deal that British and EU negotiators reached on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Mrs. May secured approval from her cabinet for the pact, which would bind the U.K. to the EU for years after it formally quits the bloc in March.
Yields came off their lows in the afternoon after the Financial Times reported that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told some industry executives another round of tariffs on Chinese imports has been put on hold as the two nations pursue talks. U.S. stocks, which had been in the red for most of the day, rallied on the FT news, notwithstanding the denial, helping Treasury yields limit their fall. "The market was in a risk-off mode heading into the early part of the day just because of Brexit.
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Investors snapped up U.K. government bonds Thursday, pulling down yields, as they sought shelter from geopolitical uncertainty in Britain after key ministers in U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government resigned over her draft Brexit plan. Treasurys yields also fell on the Brexit uncertainty, but came off session lows after a news report, later denied by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, that the Trump administration was postponing tariffs on Chinese imports. The 10-year Treasury note yield (BX:TMUBMUSD10Y) was down 0.4 basis point to 3.116%, after having fallen as low as 3.081%.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 100 points Thursday morning as Amazon and Walmart led a slide in consumer discretionary-related stocks.
Wall Street erased earlier losses to post solid gains on Thursday, mounting a comeback as technology and energy shares climbed. The S&P 500, down more than 1 per cent in morning trade, closed nearly 1.1 per cent higher to snap a five-day losing streak.
U.S. government bond prices rose Wednesday as stocks came under fresh selling pressure, driving up demand for the relative safety of sovereign debt. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note settled at 3.120%, down from 3.145% Tuesday as it fell for the third consecutive session. Yields, which rise as bond prices fall, advanced early in the trading day as oil prices rallied, coming out of their 12th straight loss Tuesday—crude’s longest-such losing streak ever.
Treasury yields fell slightly on early Tuesday trading ahead of October’s consumer price inflation numbers, which could aid the Federal Reserve’s push to raise rates
U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday, as investors fretted about renewed weakness on Wall Street, which could signal much deeper problems in the world's largest economy. U.S. 30-year, 10-year, and two-year ...
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