European government bonds advanced after Federal Reserve minutes damped speculation U.S. policy makers are moving toward raising interest rates, and as Greece returned to debt markets for the first time since 2010.
Meda AB, the Swedish maker of the Dymista allergy medicine, has had “preliminary contact” with Mylan Inc., Chairman Bert-Ake Eriksson told a local news agency today, amid reports the U.S. company may make a takeover offer.
Italian bonds led gains in euro-area government debt markets as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers debated measures that tend to lower borrowing costs as they seek to stem the threat of deflation.
Portugal’s 10-year government bonds rose for a seventh day amid optimism the nation will be able to regain full debt-market access with the end of its 78 billion- euro ($107 billion) rescue program in less than two months.
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission said it will consult the public on proposed legislation to restrict retail investors from having access to “dark pools” and enhance disclosure requirements.