Bonds very quiet, shrug off data-continued

March 19, 2012--Bonds remained extremely quiet at midday on Monday, shrugging off the release of current account data contained in the Reserve Bank's latest quarterly bulletin.
This is a four-day trading week for SA, with markets closed on Wednesday for the Human Rights Day holiday.

At noon, the benchmark R157 bond was bid at 6.850% and offered at 6.830% from its previous close of 6.825%. The R207 was bid at 7.930% and offered at 7.900% from a previous close of 7.900% and the R186 was bid at 8.435% and offered at 8.405% from its close of 8.400%.

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Source: FIN24

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