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Japan, India, China, Thailand: Asian Bonds and Currency Preview

June 29, 2011

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- 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: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano will hold media briefings at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Tokyo.

The Ministry of Finance will release at 8:50 a.m. in Tokyo Japanese and foreign investment flows for domestic and overseas securities during the week ended June 24.

The yield on the 1.2 percent government bond due June 2021 was 1.115 percent, according to Japan Bond Trading Co., the nation’s largest interdealer debt broker.

The yen traded at 80.82 per dollar at 7:20 a.m. in Tokyo.

South Korea: Industrial production rose 6.9 percent in May from a year ago, unchanged from the previous month, according to the median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey before data due today.

The yield on the 4.25 percent bonds due June 2021 was 4.29 percent. The won was at 1,076.80 per dollar.

India: The government will report primary articles inflation, which includes changes in food prices, for the week ended June 18. The index measuring wholesale costs of farm products rose 12.6 percent in the previous week from a year earlier.

The government will also say the current-account deficit was $6.9 billion in the first quarter, the least since June 2009, according to the median estimate of economists in a Bloomberg survey.

The yield on the 7.80 percent bonds due April 2021 was 8.31 percent. The rupee was at 44.92 per dollar.

Thailand: The government will report today the country didn’t have a current-account deficit in May after posting a $165 million shortfall in April.

The central bank will sell 60 billion baht ($1.9 billion) of 14-day bills.

The yield on the 5.25 percent notes due May 2014 was 3.76 percent. The baht was at 30.82 per dollar.

Taiwan: The central bank will lift its benchmark interest rate by 12.5 basis points to 1.875 percent, according to economists in a Bloomberg survey.

The yield on the 1.375 percent bond due March 2021 was 1.497 percent, according to Gretai Securities Market. The Taiwan dollar was at NT$28.92 per dollar.

China: China Development Bank will sell 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) of five-year bonds today.

The yield on the 3.83 percent notes due March 2021 was 3.829 percent. The yuan was at 6.4635 per dollar.

--With assistance from Monami Yui in Tokyo. Editors: Ven Ram, Nate Hosoda

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To contact the reporter on this story: Andrea Wong in Taipei at awong268@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sandy Hendry at shendry@bloomberg.net


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