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06/04/2017 | 8:26 AM  It was a mixed month for sovereign bond yields after the Federal Reserve expectedly increased rates, while in Europe some green shoots started to emerge in the form of improving economic indicators.

01/03/2017 | 10:04 AM  Global sovereign bond markets rose up from the canvas in January, reminding us that it may not be full steam ahead in the global landscape, particularly in Europe.

06/02/2017 | 8:39 AM  Aside from Europe, global sovereign bond yields had a relatively muted month in January as financial markets awaited clarity from the incoming Donald Trump-led US government.

09/01/2017 | 10:43 AM  Global sovereign bond yields stabilised somewhat in December after a particularly sharp move up in November, while domestically, the Australian 10-year government bond yield was flat.

07/12/2016 | 8:39 AM  November was absolutely brutal for global sovereign bonds and money markets as investors across the globe rapidly priced in expectations of Trump's fiscal expansion and the resulting inflationary impact.

01/11/2016 | 4:15 PM  Global bond yields accelerated their widening pace during October as the prospect of a rising US Federal Funds rate became increasingly priced in.

04/10/2016 | 8:08 AM  Global bond yields, particularly at the long-end of the curve, widened during September, driven by increasing speculation of an increase in the U.S. cash rate as well as a slow-down in monetary easing programs within the European Union.

05/09/2016 | 8:37 AM  Global bond markets took a bit of a breather during August, with yield volatility significantly down on previous months.

03/08/2016 | 3:25 PM  Following significant tightening in June, July was more subdued in terms of price movements in global bond markets.

07/07/2016 | 8:41 AM  June saw a significant tightening trend in global bond markets, following the UK's 23 June voting to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin the process of formal withdrawal from the European Union.

02/06/2016 | 3:57 PM  Global bond yields generally tightened during May. Bucking this tightening trend was the US, with the Fed futures contracts implying an increasing likelihood of the Fed hiking rates in the near future.

05/05/2016 | 8:42 AM  Global bond yields generally widened modestly during April, with the yield on the Australian 10-year government bond widening marginally from 2.49 per cent to 2.50 per cent.

05/04/2016 | 8:39 AM  Following significant tightening in February, March was more subdued in terms of price movements in the global bond markets, although the trend was once again downward in yields.

02/03/2016 | 8:38 AM  Global bond yields roared in during February, driven by increased financial markets volatility, slower growth and inflation, and a flight to quality.

03/02/2016 | 8:37 AM  The China-led risk-off sentiment spilled over into the hybrid markets in January, resulting in weakness across the board.

06/01/2016 | 2:02 PM  Although global yields generally widened during December, the moves in Europe were particularly pronounced, while Japan tightened during the period.

02/12/2015 | 10:49 AM  Australian, New Zealand and US sovereign yields widened during November, while European yields bucked the trend and narrowed on the continued expectation of further monetary easing.

04/11/2015 | 11:02 AM  It was mixed bag for global sovereign bonds during October, with yields tightening in Europe, widening in the US and remaining flat in Australia.

06/10/2015 | 8:33 AM  As equity markets fell victim to the risk-off theme during September, developed country government bonds experienced strong buying, resulting in sharp tightening.

02/09/2015 | 8:31 AM  The Australian yield curve continues to be driven by global factors at the long end, while the prospect of further cash-rate cuts continue to keep a lid on shorter-dated Australian treasury yields.