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The euro edged back towards $1.24 on Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in long-term U.S. bond yields and sold the dollar. The Swiss franc fell to within a whisker of the 1.20 per euro mark it last hit in January 2015 - before the Swiss National Bank removed its currency peg and the franc shot up. The dollar had initially risen in Asian trading although the increase was limited given the scale of gains in the 10-year Treasury note yield, which climbed more than 5 basis points overnight for its biggest one-day surge since March 2.
Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday with the debt market coming under pressure as domestic equities extended gains to reach seven-week highs. The five-year JGB yield rose half a basis point ...
The dollar was steady against a basket of its peers on Thursday, supported by higher long-term U.S. Treasury yields on improving investor appetite for risk assets, though lingering concerns over U.S.-China trade tensions checked the greenback. The dollar's gains were limited given the scope of the rise by the 10-year Treasury note yield, which climbed more than 5 basis points overnight for its biggest one-day surge since March 2. "The dollar, particularly against the yen, has began re-establishing a correlation with widening yield differentials this month," said Junichi Ishikawa, senior FX strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.
Treasury yields rise across the board on Wednesday, and the closely watched narrowing of the premium between short-dated and longer-dated bonds took a breather.
The gap between short and long-term U.S. Treasury yields kept shrinking Tuesday, reflecting confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates even as investors grow skeptical about the ...
The 2-year Treasury yield rises while those for the 10-year slip, resulting in the tightest spread between the pair since 2007, as investors trim long-term growth expectations even as they expect the Federal ...
U.S. government bond prices fell as investor risk appetite improved after the U.S., Britain and France engaged in only limited airstrikes in Syria and a report showed retail sales grew in March.