These were the movements among some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds:.
Perhaps the most closely-followed lead indicator for factory sector activity in the States jumped past forecasts in May as new orders rocketed.
US industrial production fell short of forecasts last month despite a sharp jump in the output of business equipment.
A key gauge of housing market activity in the US turned down last month, although the details of the report were somewhat stronger, according to economists.
Italian bond yields rose sharply on Wednesday after a plan by the populist 5 Star and League parties leaked revealing they want to write off €250bn (£220bn) in European Central Bank debt as part of a deal to govern in coalition.
Be careful not to force an inversion in the Treasury yield curve, a top US central bank official said on Tuesday.
Italy’s 5-Star Movement and League parties were close to signing off on a power-sharing deal on Monday they could take to the nation's president later in the day.
A top Federal Reserve official welcomed the recent rise in inflation to the central bank's target level, but said it was too soon to say its inflation had been met, apparently placing her in the camp of those rate-setters who were expecting just two more interest rates hikes in 2018 and not three.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: .
Consumer prices in the States advanced by slightly less-than-expected last month despite a bounce back in energy costs.
US wholesale prices rose by less-than-expected in April amid an unexpected drop in food prices.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 98% (+3bp) UK: 1. 44% (+4bp) Germany: 0. 56% (+3bp) France: 0. 81% (+4bp) Spain: 1. 32% (+4bp) Italy: 1. 87% (+11bp) Portugal: 1. 73% (+6bp) Greece: 4. 20% (+6bp) Japan: 0. 05% (+1bp).
Investors would be well-advised to prepare for longer-term US interest rates to reach 4. 0%, the head of the largest US investment bank by market capitalisation said in an interview.
Argentina's central bank hiked its main policy interest rate for the third time this week as it fought off a run against its currency.
US non-farm payroll growth fell a tad short of forecasts in April even as the rate of unemployment fell to within a whisker of the lows hit in 2000.
One of the country's top think tanks has trimmed its medium-term forecasts for UK growth, making the argument for higher government spending in order to buttress the expansion.
One of the European Central Bank's top officials called for a public debate on what it means to be a member of the single currency bloc.
Inflation in the single currency are came off sharply last month amid a sharp slowdown in service sector prices.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 96% (+1bp) UK: 1. 41% (-1bp) Germany: Holiday France: Holiday Italy: Holiday Spain: Holiday Portugal: Holiday Greece: 3. 87% (-6bp) Japan: 0. 04% (-1bp).