Treasury 10-year note yields fell for the sixth week in a row, matching the longest streak since June, as slowing growth and concern Europe’s debt crisis is worsening bolstered the refuge appeal of U.S. government debt.
Yields on the benchmark note dropped to the lowest level in two months as government reports showed the U.S. economy expanded less-than-forecast in the first quarter and weekly jobless claims rose. U.S. payrolls added fewer than 200,000 positions in April for a second straight month, data next week may show, adding to expectations from investors including Bill Gross that the Federal Reserve is far from pulling back on monetary stimulus.
Funds ‘increasingly bullish on Saudi equities’
Middle East funds are increasingly positive toward Saudi Arabia’s stock market as oil prices appear to be stabilising and the kingdom is preparing to open its bourse to direct foreign investment, a R