Flattening of the yield curve

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Flattening of the yield curve

A change in the yield curve when the spread between the yield on long-term and short-term Treasuries has decreased. Compare steepening of the yield curve and butterfly shift.

Flattening of the Yield Curve

A change in the yield curve for bonds in which the yield spread on short-term and long-term Treasury bonds decreases. That is, a flattening of the yield curve occurs when either the yield increases for short-term bonds and decreases for long-term bonds, or vice versa. It is important to note that the yield curve is a graphic representation, plotting yield against maturity.
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After two relatively buoyant years for some of the UAE's airlines, 2018 was a test of resilience in an environment of stubbornly flat yields and rising costs.
- Almost flat yields in 2018 and decline in 2019-2020 with slow rebound thereafter
Lower or flat yields on these bonds result in higher liabilities.
Steers fed SB grain had greater outside flat yields and weights, and lower thin skirt yields, while steers fed LS had greater outside flat yields and weights, with no differences found on the other meat cuts evaluated.
A similar pattern was seen in prime shopping centres, with most of the markets monitored by Colliers reporting flat yields over the six month period.
The figure is stronger than the 5.9 per cent forecast in September, but could be offset by a downward trend in cargo since the middle of the year, which means that cargo is likely to finish the year with a 0.5 per cent contraction in volumes and flat yields.
The airline believes the most optimistic forecast for the next financial year, starting in April, is for EUR75 oil and flat yields to result in a growth in profits of 6% to pounds 375m next year.
The carrier said that it expects significant increases in passenger volumes but flat yields in Q3 with yields being 5-10% lower in Q4, Reuters reported.