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At the same time, credit curves have steepened, which is a bullish sign.
A year and a half after the Japanese government introduced its first fiscal stimulus, the yield curve (10-year Japanese government bond yields minus the discount rate) had steepened by nearly 2 percentage points.
Many Interest Rates, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The Nymex oil forward curve's upward slope has steepened dramatically over the past month, indicating immediate supply isn't tight.
From here, the way steepened to almost vertical, though at one point, a buttress of rock created a solid handhold at the top.
Thursday's auction of ¥2.4 trillion $28.66 billion of notes is likely to meet strong demand, as the yield curve has steepened in the middle part of the yield curve and the five-year zone looks attractive compared with the short end, said Shinji Ebihara , a strategist at Credit Suisse.
Towards the bottom of the slope my path steepened where it fell towards a pretty dell and here I came across my first flowering celandines and daisies of the season.
Analysts say that has steepened the ascent of production costs, which Correa estimated at close to 22 cents a pound now.
Early declines steepened after John Chambers , head of Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings committee, said Greece is "in all likelihood" headed for a default in the first half of 2012.
Friday, the curve steepened, as the 30-year yield didn't fall as sharply as shorter-term maturities.
In October, the decline was 17%, and in the first three weeks of November it steepened to 19% from a year earlier.
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