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Japan, Singapore, Indonesia: Asian Bonds, Currency Preview

The following events and economic reports may influence trading in Asia’s bonds and currencies today. Bond yields and exchange rates are from the previous trading session unless stated otherwise.

Japan: Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Economy Minister Kaoru Yosano and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano will hold media briefings after a Cabinet meeting. The Ministry of Finance will sell 2.2 trillion yen ($28 billion) of 10-year government bonds and announce the results around 12:45 p.m.

The yield on the 1.2 percent government bond due June 2021 was unchanged at 1.08 percent, according to Japan Bond Trading Co., the nation’s largest interdealer debt broker. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.

The yen traded at 77.34 per dollar at 7:06 a.m. in Tokyo.

Singapore: A purchasing managers’ index for July will be released today. The gauge fell to 50.4 in June, according to the Singapore Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management.

The yield on the 2.25 percent bond due June 2021 was 2 percent. The Singapore dollar was at S$1.2000.

Thailand: Bank of Thailand will sell 15 billion baht ($505 million) of 28-day bills, 18 billion baht of 91-day notes, 15 billion baht of 182-day bills and 35 billion baht of 365-day securities today.

The yield on the 5.4 percent debt due July 2016 was 3.80 percent. The baht was at 29.71 per dollar.

Indonesia: The government will offer six-month bills, as well as Islamic bonds with maturities from 5.5 to 25 years today.

The yield on the 8.25 percent bond due July 2021 was 6.97 percent. The rupiah was at 8,458.

Philippines: The government will sell 9 billion pesos ($215 million) of 10-year bonds today.

The peso was at 41.925 per dollar

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