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US sells 7-year notes at lowest yield since May 2013 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Thursday sold $29 billion of seven-year notes at a yield of 1.590 percent, the lowest at an auction since May 2013, according to Treasury data. In December, the Treasury sold the same amount of seven-year debt at a yield of 2.125 percent. Overall bidding for the latest seven-year note supply due January 2022 improved from the prior auction. The ratio of the amount of bids to the amount offered was 2.50, up from December's 2.39 which was the lowest since November 2013. Earlier Thursday, the Treasury sold $35 billion of five-year notes at a yield of 1.288 percent, which was also the lowest since May 2013. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australian dollar debt tempts borrowers and investors alike SYDNEY: Borrowers are queuing up to issue Australian-dollar bonds in record amounts this year as they take advantage of robust demand from yield-hungry investors in Asia who are undeterred by speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia could soon cut interest rates. So far this month, international organisations and foreign government agencies, which tend to be active borrowers in January, have raised around A$6 billion ($4.7 billion) of bonds in Australia, the largest amount ever sold ...
Treasuries prices turn down after rally, jobless data NEW YORK: US Treasuries fell on Thursday ahead of scheduled auctions of $64 billion of new federal debt and after surprisingly strong weekly figures on American jobless claims bolstered optimism.After three days of price increases that dropped the 30-year bond's yield to a record low on Wednesday, the 30-year was last off 17/32 in price to yield 2.3214 percent after dipping to a record low of 2.273 percent on Wednesday.The 10-year note was down 9/32 ...
Treasuries prices mostly flat ahead of Fed NEW YORK: US Treasuries were mostly little changed on Wednesday as Wall Street stocks bounced back from a sell-off and bond investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.Trading was thin and choppy, with demand for long-dated bonds continuing to be fed by relatively fat U.S. yields and moderating expectations of inflation, analysts and traders said.Thirty-year bonds were last up 14/32 in price to yield 2.38 percent. Yields on the long bond have ...
30-year yield hits record low as US business spending disappoints NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday, with 30-year yields touching record lows after economic data signaled falling crude oil prices and sputtering world growth may be dragging on U.S. businesses.As U.S. stock prices fell sharply, 30-year bonds were last up 1-7/32 in price to yield 2.3356 percent. Earlier the yield hit a record low of 2.328 percent.A gauge of U.S. business investment plans unexpectedly fell. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods ...
Bonds end on soft note as snowstorm slows trading NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices slipped on Monday ahead of $90 billion of fixed-rate supply and a Federal Reserve meeting later this week in a session marked by low volumes as a major winter storm hit the New York area. Treasuries had begun the day on a stronger footing after investors spooked by Greece's newly elected government ignited a modest flight-to-quality bid, briefly knocking yields on the US 30-year bond to a record low. ...
Portuguese yields hit record low as QE plan stems Greek contagion LONDON: Portuguese bond yields hit record lows on Monday as hopes for the European Central Bank's QE scheme cushioned most euro zone debt from the impact of the anti-austerity Syriza party sweeping to victory in Greece's election. Greek yields shot higher after the result of the vote, but the ECB's decision last week to launch a roughly 1 trillion euro quantitative easing programme checked any wider contagion. Syriza has said it will restructure Greece's massive ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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