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AUSSIE BONDS: Both the 3-Year and 10-Year benchmark contracts are up on SFE, the
3-Year last at 97.950 and the 10-Year last at 97.2450. The two contracts took a
bid after the auction results came, well covered at 6.5x from 3.3929x on the
prior auction of the same maturity (Apr 2029.) Around 0130BST sources reported a
large clip size being traded on the IB strip, 'Dec 16's lifted 1.6k times' and
at around 0415BST 'Jan IB's trading 3k times.'
- Aussie bonds ended SYCOM higher with Tsy's as U.S. GDP data surprised the
markets, higher than expected at +3% when +2.6% was predicted.
- No domestic data out Today but Friday retail sales come in, RBC said...
"Retail sales have been soft recently except for the cyclone-assisted patch of
strength in April/May, with August monthly data coming in a shockingly weak
-0.6%. We see a limited monthly bounce in September turnover to 0.2% growth on
the back of some positive lead indications from consumer sentiment, which picked
up in September and October readings despite higher utility and fuel prices."
- Yields are down across the curve, flattening towards the end of the session,
the 3-/10-Year spread last at 1.7bp.