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TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, with the 10-year yield edging down to a fresh one-and-a-half-year low, as investors awaited the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting at which it is widely expected to ease policy further. The BOJ is likely to boost asset purchases by as much as up to 10 trillion yen ($123 billion) and might also extend the duration of government bonds it buys to about three years to show its resolve to achieve the 1 percent inflation target, sources have said. The central bank surprised markets by setting the inflation target and taking more easing steps on Feb. 14. It said it would spend an extra 10 trillion yen on JGB purchases as part of its asset-buying programme in which it now buys bonds with up to two years left to maturity. The latest price data released on Friday showed the central bank is a long ...

NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Thursday after higher-than-expected new claims for jobless benefits in the latest week suggested the labor market continues to struggle to recover. The Federal Reserve is likely to stay highly accommodative in its monetary policy as long as unemployment remains at current lofty levels above 8 percent, and the latest jobless claims data fueled the appetite for lower-risk assets such as US government debt. "Unexpectedly high claims, along with an ...
LONDON: US Treasury yields were little changed in Europe on Thursday, after nudging higher the previous day when the US Federal Reserve gave no indication it would undertake another round of bond purchases soon. The Fed held policy steady on Wednesday and reiterated its expectation that interest rates would not rise until late 2014. Chairman Ben Bernanke said at his post-meeting news conference that he was comfortable with the central bank's policy stance, although it was ...
TOKYO: Treasuries prices were steady in Asia on Thursday, after dipping overnight as the US Federal Reserve gave no sign that it was in a hurry to make another round of bond purchases to stimulate the economy. The Fed held policy steady on Wednesday and reiterated its expectation that interest rates would not rise until late 2014. Chairman Ben Bernanke said at his post-meeting news conference that he was comfortable with the central bank's policy stance, ...
NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors reduced their bond exposure ahead of a $35 billion auction of new five-year supply and also to hedge against any surprises from the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement. Benchmark yields rose to 2 percent, matching the level seen prior to the Fed's March 13 policy meeting. Bond prices tumbled after the US central bank modestly upgraded its outlook on the US economy and offered no ...
LONDON: US Treasuries slipped in Europe on Wednesday as forecast-beating corporate earnings boosted equities and cooled demand for low-risk debt but falls were limited before the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day. Benchmark T-note yields edged higher but were expected to hold around 2 percent with investors anticipating the Fed will restate its pledge that interest rates will stay near zero until at least 2014 given mixed economic data. The Fed, which concludes its two-day ...
FRANKFURT: The EU's bailout fund, the EFSF, said it attracted strong demand on Tuesday in its first auction of seven-year debt, with strong demand from Asia, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. The bonds were sold at a rate of 2.654 percent, the European Financial Stability Facility said in a statement. The EFSF borrows money from the markets at low rates and lends it to countries having difficulty in raising their own financing, such as Greece, Ireland ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln