- Nikkei up 2.07%

- ASX up 1.23%

- USD up 0.12 points at 96.07 Yen

- Aussie Dollar up 0.50 cents at 0.6922 USD

- Yields on Australian 10-year bonds up 5.0 bps to 4.23%

- Yields Japanese 10-year government bonds up 0.5 bps to 1.28%

Asia-Pacific fixed income markets are declining and equities are trading higher with yields on Australian 10-year bonds up 5.0 bps to 4.23% and Japanese 10-year government bonds up 0.5 bps to 1.28%.

Sydney's S&P ASX 200 was most recently up 42.60 points to 3508.4.

The Japanese Nikkei was trading up 164.50 points to 8110.457 and the Chinese Hang Seng was down 297.41 points to 12833.51.

Yields on three-year Australian notes were up 4.4 bps to 3.59 and the Australian 90-day September 09 contract was down 4.0 ticks to 97.34.

The Euroyen September 09 contract was flat at 99.47.

The Australian dollar was up 0.50 cents to 0.6922 against the USD and up 0.49 cents to 0.8571 against the Canadian dollar.

Against the yen, the U.S. dollar was up 0.12 points to 96.07 and the Canadian dollar was up 0.24 cents to 77.58.

The euro was up 0.55 cents to 1.3637 USD.

All data taken at 9:13 p.m. EDT.

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