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GILT SUMMARY: Gilts are trading slightly weaker to open Friday, with data on
public sector finances the highlight of the morning, and the aftermath of a
predictably inconclusive Salzburg EU summit Thursday weighed.
- The Dec 18 Gilt future is up 2 ticks at 120.85.
- The Gilt curve is largely flat: 2-Yr yield is up 0.3bps at 0.834%, 5-Yr is up
0.2bps at 1.18%, 10-Yr is up 0.3bps at 1.588%, and 30-Yr is up 0.2bps at 1.927%.
- Short sterling is a little stronger at the far end of the strip,
Sep20-to-Sep22 up 1 ticks.
- Public sector finances in the UK for August are due at 0830GMT and after a
great start to the 2018/2019 fiscal year, analysts anticipated borrowing to move
away from negative territory rising from Stg-2.9bln to Stg2.2bln for public
sector net borrowing and rising from Stg-2bln to Stg3.5bln for the central
government net cash requirement.
- CBI industrial trends survey for August at 1000GMT. The previous order book
balance was 7.