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South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore: Asian Bonds, Currency Preview

July 17, 2011

July 18 (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.

The Japanese market will be closed today for a public holiday.

South Korea: The central bank will sell 1 trillion won ($944 million) of 91-day bills and 500 billion won of 182-day notes today. The government will sell 1.6 trillion won of 10- year bonds.

The yield on the 4.25 percent bonds due June 2021 was 4.19 percent. The won was at 1,057.95 per dollar.

Malaysia: The central bank will sell a combined 2 billion ringgit ($665 million) of 163- and 261-day bills today. It will also sell 500 million ringgit of 154-day Islamic notes.

The yield on the 4.16 percent bond due July 2021 was 3.86 percent. The ringgit was at 3.0063 per dollar.

Singapore: The government will sell S$3.9 billion ($3.2 billion) of 91-day bills today.

The yield on the 2.25 percent bond due June 2021 was 2.11 percent. The Singapore dollar was at S$1.2191.

--Editors: Andrew Janes, Nate Hosoda


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