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US yields pare rise after ISM US services data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields pared their earlier rise on Wednesday after the Institute for Supply Management said its index of U.S. service sector business activity fell more than expected in October.ISM's services index fell to 57.1 last month from 58.6 in September, drifting further from August's post-recession high of 59.6. The latest figure also undershot a median forecast of 58 among economists polled by Reuters.The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes was last 2.353 percent, up 1 basis point from late on Tuesday. The 10-year yield was 2 basis points higher shortly before the release of the October ISM services data.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Greece to auction 875mn euros of 6 month T-bills on Nov 5 ATHENS: Greece will auction 875 million euros (1.10 billion US dollar) six-month treasury bills on November 5 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be November 7. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances with the help of Greek banks. A previous sale ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills yield falls to 1.62 PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills fell to 1.62 percent at auction from 1.96 percent at the previous sale on Oct. 17, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 900 million rupees($28.75 million) worth of bills it had offered. Bids totalled 4.575 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 1.60 percent to 3.10 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Prices up on Europe fears; long end gains after Fed statement NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Thursday after falling for two straight sessions as worries about deflation in the euro zone prompted investors to seek safety in government debt. Gains were more pronounced in US 10-year notes and 30-year bonds, with investors getting away from the short end of the curve and buying the long end on the expectation that the Federal Reserve will raise rates next year.On Wednesday, the Fed said it ...
Italy's 5-year debt costs rise at auction, 10-year yields stable MILAN: Italy's five-year borrowing costs rose on Thursday at a bond auction as investors fretting about the euro zone's prospects amid slowing global economic growth have increasingly turned to safer assets in recent weeks. Benchmark 10-year yields however remained broadly unchanged as Italy paid 2.44 percent to sell a 2024 bond against 2.45 percent a month ago. The bid-to-cover ratio for the sale of the 10-year bonds was 1.48 versus 1.34 then. Italy sold a ...
Treasury prices ease ahead of Fed policymakers' gathering NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices eased on Tuesday as global equities markets rose and as investors awaited the results of a U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers' meeting that could move markets.Prices of 10-year Treasury notes were last off 6/32, after narrowing deeper losses, and were yielding 2.28 percent. The 10-year yield closed at 2.266 percent on Monday."The market is waiting on the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee)," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington ...
US bond prices up on economic data, Brazil election NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Monday in a safe-haven bid on concerns about weak U.S. economic data and the steep drop in Brazil's stock market following the re-election of incumbent leftist Dilma Rousseff.Economic data on the world's largest economy wobbled again on Monday, with a slowing in the U.S. services sector and a less-than-expected rise in pending home sales, elevating U.S. bond prices.U.S. government 30-year bond yields, which move inversely with prices, ...

 



 
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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