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Indian bond yields rise as central bank says to conduct open mkt sale MUMBAI: Indian bond yields rose in opening trade on Thursday after the central bank announced an open market sale of up to 120 billion rupees worth of debt on Dec. 1, but the fall in global crude oil prices is likely to support prices. At 9:05 a.m. (0335 GMT), the benchmark 10-year bond yield was up 3 basis points at 8.17 percent. Traders, however, said they do not expect a further sharp rise in yields due to the fall in global crude. The 10-year paper is seen in a 8.14 to 8.18 percent range during the day. Oil prices fell to four-year lows on Thursday as it appeared unlikely producer club OPEC would decide to cut output in support of prices at a meeting this week, and as increasing Chinese and US stocks boosted available supplies. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Russian FinMin sells 70mn rbls of OFZ bonds, avg yield 10.2pc MOSCOW: Russia's Finance Ministry said on Wednesday it had sold 70 million roubles ($1.5 million) of OFZ treasury bonds at an average yield of 10.2 percent at a second of two auctions. The ministry offered 5 billion roubles of OFZ bonds maturing in 2016 and said there was 520 million roubles of bids. It earlier sold 603 million roubles of OFZ bonds maturing in 2023 at an average yield of 10.39 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
ECB says covered bond purchase total now 12.723bn euros FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank bought 2.238 billion euros of covered bonds last week, taking the total amount it has spent on such debt to 12.723 billion euros. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds edge up on hopes of RBI's policy rate cut MUMBAI: Indian government bonds ended slightly higher in a range-bound session on Monday, as an unexpected interest rate cut in China was seen reinforcing the prospect that India's central bank would ease, possibly as early as next week. Although most traders expect the Reserve Bank of India to cut rates in February, markets are bracing for a potential surprise at the review on Dec. 2. At the very least, traders say they expect the central ...
Spanish yields below 2pc for first time as ECB bond buying eyed LONDON: Spanish 10-year bond yields broke on Monday below 2 percent for the first time as the prospect of the European Central Bank expanding its asset purchases to include government debt drove down euro zone yields.Italian, Irish, French and Austrian yields also fell to fresh lows, extending last week's falls after ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday that "excessively low" inflation had to be raised quickly by whatever means necessary. This was his clearest ...
JGBs edge up, BoJ buying helps longer-dated maturities TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged up on Friday, lifted by slipping Tokyo shares and overnight gains in US Treasuries. A regular operation by the Bank of Japan, through which large amounts of government debt is purchased for its monetary easing programme, also supported longer-dated JGBs. The BoJ said on Friday it is buying 160 billion yen($1.36 billion) of JGBs with maturities of 25 years or longer. The 30-year yield went as low as 1.355 ...
Treasuries prices advance after weak China, euro zone data NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Thursday, as investors sought the safety of government bonds amid concerns about global growth following weak manufacturing data from China and Europe.Global stocks fell as a result, with risk appetite diminishing and pushing yields in safe-haven German bunds and U.S. Treasuries to the day's lows.Data showing increased underlying U.S. inflation pressures last month and lower initial weekly jobless claims helped yields edge higher. But pessimistic data out ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,723.42 0.09
Arrow DAX 9,974.87 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.34 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,248.50 0.78
Arrow H.Seng 24,004.28 0.45
Arrow Sensex 28,438.91 0.19

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln