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US bond yields rise as stocks gain after FOMC NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Thursday as Wall Street stock prices rose a day after US Federal Reserve's signal that it might raise interest rates in 2015 but would do so at a gradual pace.Most US government yields touched one-week highs as some traders exited earlier curve flattener positions that were based on the view the US central bank would raise short-term rates even as domestic growth remains subpar and inflation falls short of its 2 percent goal next year."The Fed used soft language that the market would take comfort in, especially equities," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist at US Bank Wealth Management in Kansas City.On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee, the central bank's policy-setting group, said it would be "patient" on timing for a rate hike, depending on domestic growth and inflation, both of which have been running below average.The stunning drop in oil ...

JGBs edge down, take cue from stocks and US Treasuries TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged down on Thursday, taking their cue from firmer domestic equities as well as losses in US Treasuries overnight after the US central bank signalled it was on track to raise interest rates next year. Moves were small as investors positioned for this session's 20-year sale. Japan's Ministry of Finance set the coupon on the new notes (issue number 151) at 1.2 percent, the lowest level since June 2003's 0.8 percent, ...
US 5-year yield rises to session highs NEW YORK: The yield on US five-year Treasuries climbed to session highs in late morning trading on Wednesday as traders pared safe-haven holdings in this maturity, prompted by further gains on Wall Street stocks and domestic oil futures.The yield on five-year Treasuries notes was last 1.567 percent, up 4 basis points from Tuesday's close after it hit a session peak of 1.571 percent earlier Wednesday.Major U.S. stock indexes were sharply higher with the Standard & ...
US yields trim rise after November CPI data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields pared their initial increase early Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices fell more than forecast in November, reviving some bets the Federal Reserve will stick to its "considerable time" pledge to keeping interest rates near zero.The U.S. central bank's policy-setting group, Federal Open Market Committee, is scheduled to release its last policy statement of 2014 at 2 p.m. (1900 GMT).The U.S. Labor Department said the consumer price index fell ...
US bond yields flat ahead of Fed statement NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields were little changed on Wednesday as investors waited to see if the US Federal Reserve's upcoming policy statement would maintain its "considerable time" pledge on keeping interest rates near zero.The US central bank's policy-setting group, the Federal Open Market Committee, is scheduled to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) after a two-day meeting. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference half hour later (1930 GMT).Stronger ...
US yields fall as oil collapse raises anxiety NEW YORK: The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for US government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30-year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy.With US oil futures falling below $54 a barrel to 5-1/2 year lows, traders have been speculating whether the drop will force the US Federal Reserve to postpone a possible interest ...
Long-dated US bond yields fall as oil sell-off resumes NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasuries yields fell on Monday as oil prices fell to five-year lows, denting inflation expectations and raising the appeal of long-maturity bonds over shorter-dated issues.An earlier rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they wouldn't cut production despite worries about a supply glut. This renewed selling in stocks and buying in longer-dated Treasuries, analysts said."We are again seeing a pullback in energy prices. That's weighed on stocks and put ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln