Asia bonds slip, euro down as Greek debt talks falter

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By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian bonds slipped and a euro sank Monday as Greece inched closer to a probable default after weekend talks with general creditors over pardon adult a rest of a bailout supports went nowhere.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index mislaid 0.4 percent to 20,335.88 and South Korea’s Kospi strew 0.5 percent to 2,041.82. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slumped 1.3 percent to 26,926.47. The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China forsaken 1.3 percent to 5,100.46. Australia’s SP/ASX 200 retreated 0.4 percent to 5,526.10. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and New Zealand also fell.

GREEK DRAMA: Weekend negotiations on Greece’s bailout terms constructed no breakthroughs and Greek officials and creditors remained distant detached as a deadline for a debt remuneration nears. Greek leaders wish to get entrance to a final 7.2 billion euros ($8.2 billion) of a 240 billion euro bailout that’s indispensable to repay debts and equivocate a probable default that could trigger an exit from a euro; a bailout package expires during a finish of a month. But investors are flourishing shaken during signs of meagre swell in talks with creditors, including associate eurozone states, a European Central Bank and a International Monetary Fund, on new mercantile reforms compulsory before a income is doled out.

THE QUOTE: “We have always argued that a Greek understanding would usually start during one notation to midnight,” Michael Every, Rabobank’s conduct of Asia-Pacific financial marketplace research, wrote in a commentary. “Yet it now looks like 23:58 and counting.”

CURRENCIES: The euro faltered on news of a Greek debt impasse, descending 0.5 percent to $1.1204 from $1.1260 in late trade Friday. The dollar strengthened to 123.49 yen from 123.39 yen.

CHINA CREDIT: Moves by regulators to tie adult on domain financing sent Chinese shares lower. The country’s bonds regulator released breeze manners Friday tying a volume investors can steal from brokerages for trade to 4 times their net capital, according to a news by a central Xinhua news agency. Authorities are clamping down as they try to forestall a pile-up in China’s overheated batch markets, that have soared in a past year in a bang fueled partly by borrowed money.

WALL STREET: Major U.S. batch indexes sealed reduce on Friday on a European uncertainty. The Dow Jones industrial normal fell 0.8 percent to 17,898.84 and a SP 500 slipped 0.7 percent to 2,094.11. The Nasdaq combination mislaid 0.6 percent to 5,051.10.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. wanton oil extended losses, descending 22 cents to $59.74 a tub in electronic trade on a New York Mercantile Exchange. The agreement strike a high for a year on Wednesday though has been descending given afterwards and on Friday it sank 81 cents to settle during $59.96 a barrel. Brent crude, an general benchmark, forsaken 25 cents to $64.39 a barrel.

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