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Yields rise as corporate debt sales weigh NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Monday as large sales of corporate debt pressured prices and as investors continued to question whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in the coming months.Pharmaceutical company Actavis on Monday was marketing bonds that are expected to total $22 billion, the second largest amount ever sold by a corporate borrower."Corporate deals are weighing on the market, and we've heard of some allocation out of bonds into equities," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.Some companies are likely trying to sell debt before the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates, which some expect may begin in June."A lot of guys are looking at what is going on with the Fed and trying to figure out whether or not the rate rise is going to be any time soon, and looking to get some deals out before ...

Spain, Italy debt yields hit record lows as QE approaches LONDON: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese government bond yields fell to record lows on Monday, as investors looked forward to the start of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme. The ECB is expected to give details at Thursday's policy meeting on how it will roll out its programme for buying 60 billion euros worth of securities a month, which is aimed at reviving inflation and the euro zone economy. Data on Monday showed euro zone ...
Bond prices dip on higher Jan core CPI, weak 7-year auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Thursday after an increase in core U.S. consumer prices in January pointed to marginally less dovish Federal Reserve policy and as an auction of seven-year notes met with soft demand.Core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent in January after edging up 0.1 percent in December. Traders focused on the increase even as the headline figure showed U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest drop ...
Bond prices dip on stronger January core CPI, incoming supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday after stronger aspects of U.S. consumer price data failed to bolster the case for dovish Federal Reserve policy and incoming supply weighed on prices.U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest drop since 2008 in January as gasoline prices continued to tumble, falling 0.7 percent. Core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent in January, however, after edging up 0.1 percent in December.Analysts said ...
Bond prices rise after latest Yellen remarks, CPI eyed NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose modestly on Wednesday following two days of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which traders interpreted as suggesting the Fed could hike rates later than mid-year, and a solid five-year note auction.Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee. She did not offer additional insight on the timing of a rate increase before the House panel.Whether ...
Bond prices rise after repeat Yellen remarks seen as dovish sign NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to a House panel was identical to one she delivered Tuesday, reinforcing the view that the Fed could hike interest rates later than mid-year. Investors interpreted Yellen's remarks on Tuesday as giving the Fed more flexibility to hike later than June.Analysts watching Yellen for any changes from testimony she gave to a Senate panel Tuesday said the unchanged text ...
Portugal sells 1.5bn in 10-year bonds at record low yield LISBON: Portugal sold 1.5 billion euros in 10-year bonds on Wednesday, above the indicated offer amount, at a record low yield for a debt auction as the country reaps the benefits of planned quantitative easing by the European Central Bank. The October 2025 bond was issued at a yield of 2.0411 percent, falling sharply from 2.5062 percent in the previous auction on Feb. 11, the state debt agency IGCP said. That yield was below the ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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