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AUSSIE BONDS: Curve a touch steeper, in sympathy with the moves in the Tsy curve
overnight, with YM -1.0 and XM -3.0.
- Sino-Aussie tensions continue to garner attention, although knock-on effects
for the market remain limited at best. The latest Global Times opinion piece on
the matter noted "if Australia provokes China further, China will fight it to
the end to defend its core interests. These include issues regarding the South
China Sea, Hong Kong and international investigations into the origins of the
novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, some Australian sectors such as education, mining
and agriculture all desire improved ties with China. That being said, the
possibility of a comprehensive confrontation is low." Elsewhere, the Sydney
Morning Herald noted that "Australia is set to offer Tiananmen-style visas to
Hong Kong residents currently in Australia, as federal cabinet considers tearing
up an extradition treaty with the Chinese territory."
- Bills run -1 to +1 through the reds.
- Housing finance data headlines the local docket today.
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