In the global market, oil and metal prices rose on Friday, driving a rise for world stocks, while the US dollar and government bond prices slipped as investors gradually put funds back into riskier assets. US crude oil prices limped towards $71 a barrel, extending a 2% gain.
Bond yields fell for a second day as ample cash supported demand, but long bond yields rose over the week as traders worried about the government's borrowing plans for the fiscal year. The yield on the most traded 6.07%, 2014 bond ended at 6.50%, lower than Thursday's close of 6.53%. Over the week, the 2014 yield fell 14 basis ponts.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond 6.05%, 2019 bond, in which there were only 25 deals, ended at 6.99%, one basis point below its previous close.