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BoJ Doubles Down On Yield Target Defence

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Below gives key levels of markets in the second half of the Asia-Pac session:

  • Nikkei 225 up 379.04 points at 26761.44
  • ASX 200 up 77.435 points at 7338.6
  • Shanghai Comp. up 7.282 points at 2965.564
  • JGB 10-Yr future up 27 ticks at 149.58, yield down 2.5bp at 0.221%
  • Aussie 10-Yr future down 3.5 ticks at 96.865, yield up 3.7bp at 3.092%
  • US 10-Yr future down 12.5 ticks at 119.671875, yield down 0bp at 2.8318%
  • WTI crude down $1.38 at $100.64, Gold down $6.79 at $1879.33
  • USD/JPY up 146 pips at Y129.87
  • BOJ MAINTAINS ULTRA-LOOSE MONETARY POLICY SETTINGS
  • BOJ PLANS TO CONDUCT UNLIMITED FIXED-RATE BOND PURCHASES EVERY BUSINESS DAY
  • BOC’S MACKLEM: HOW HIGH RATES GO WILL DEPEND ON ECONOMY, INFLATION OUTLOOK (RTRS)
  • EU ENERGY GROUPS PREPARE TO MEET VLADIMIR PUTIN’S TERMS FOR RUSSIAN GAS (FT)
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Below gives key levels of markets in the second half of the Asia-Pac session:

  • Nikkei 225 up 379.04 points at 26761.44
  • ASX 200 up 77.435 points at 7338.6
  • Shanghai Comp. up 7.282 points at 2965.564
  • JGB 10-Yr future up 27 ticks at 149.58, yield down 2.5bp at 0.221%
  • Aussie 10-Yr future down 3.5 ticks at 96.865, yield up 3.7bp at 3.092%
  • US 10-Yr future down 12.5 ticks at 119.671875, yield down 0bp at 2.8318%
  • WTI crude down $1.38 at $100.64, Gold down $6.79 at $1879.33
  • USD/JPY up 146 pips at Y129.87
  • BOJ MAINTAINS ULTRA-LOOSE MONETARY POLICY SETTINGS
  • BOJ PLANS TO CONDUCT UNLIMITED FIXED-RATE BOND PURCHASES EVERY BUSINESS DAY
  • BOC’S MACKLEM: HOW HIGH RATES GO WILL DEPEND ON ECONOMY, INFLATION OUTLOOK (RTRS)
  • EU ENERGY GROUPS PREPARE TO MEET VLADIMIR PUTIN’S TERMS FOR RUSSIAN GAS (FT)