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Bond yields fall as sliding oil prices hint at mild inflation NEW YORK: US intermediate- and long-dated Treasury yields hit their lowest in over two weeks on Tuesday after further declines in oil prices underscored mild inflation, while weak U.S. economic data pointed to a more dovish Federal Reserve.The weakness in oil prices helped push yields on Treasuries maturing within 7 to 30 years to their lowest since March 2. Longer-dated Treasuries benefit from signs of mild inflation, since inflation erodes the value of interest payouts.Brent crude slipped for a fourth straight session, falling below $53 a barrel in choppy trade, hovering near a 1-1/2-month low hit Monday."This drop in oil prices is driving the drop in yields," said David Coard, head of fixed-income sales and trading at Williams Capital in New York.Data showing U.S. housing starts tumbled 17 percent to their lowest in a year in February was the latest indication the economy hit a soft patch in the first ...

Euro zone yields edge up as investors try to sync with ECB pace LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields edged higher on Monday, with the European Central Bank expected to slow down its asset purchases after a strong start to its trillion euro programme last week. After buying just short of 10 billion euros worth in the first days of the programme, ECB data showed on Monday, it was well on track to reaching its target of buying 60 billion euros of mostly government debt a month. That ...
Bond prices rise on potential for dovish Fed NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could take a more cautious tone at its policy meeting this week given the recent surge in the U.S. dollar and weakness in U.S. economic data.The policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee meets on Tuesday and Wednesday and has been widely expected to drop the word "patient" from its formal statement on the timing of its first interest rate increase since 2006.Analysts ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 2.03pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bill fell at auction on Friday to 2.03 percent from 2.39 percent at the previous sale on Feb. 20, the central bank said. The bank sold all the 500 million rupees ($14 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 1.75 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.95 percent to 3.00 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Prices ease as rally sputters after bond auction NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices eased on Thursday, with yields on long-maturity issues inching higher for the first time this week after a weak auction of $13 billion of 30-year bonds.Late selling spurred by the government auction curbed earlier price gains fueled by unexpectedly weak U.S. retail sales data and knocked 30-year bonds into negative territory.The 30-year Treasury, which has benefited most from this week's relative-value investment flows caused by Europe's massive bond-buying program, ...
Italy mulling new 15-yr bond sale, possibly next week MILAN: Italy's Treasury is considering issuing a new 15-year bond possibly as early as next week, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. "A new 15-year bond is in the air," one of the sources said. The Treasury declined to comment. Italy sells new long-term bonds via a syndicate of banks. No regular auctions of Italian debt are scheduled for next week. The source said that some investors who would be interested in ...
Rally goes on after strong foreign auction bid NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Wednesday after foreigners bid heavily for American debt during a government auction of $21 billion of benchmark 10-year notes.Long maturities, the biggest beneficiaries from a widening of relative values against eurozone debt, again outperformed in late New York trading on Wednesday. The 30-year was last up 21/32 and yielding 2.6885 percent, compared with 2.843 percent at Friday's close.After rallying on Monday and Tuesday, prices for U.S. government debt ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
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Reserves $16.273 bln