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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 total of 7.205 billion euros over three bonds, near the top of its planned issue range of between 5.5 billion and 7.25 billion euros. A five-year bond due in 2019 fetched an average yield of 1.23 percent versus 1.06 percent at a similar sale a month ago. Thursday's sale was covered 1.5 times, roughly the same as a month ago. The treasury also sold nearly 2 billion euros of a floating-rate CCTeu bond due in ...

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, ...
Romania sells more Feb. 2025 debt than planned BUCHAREST: Romania sold a more than planned 593.8 million lei ($170.1 million) worth of Feb. 2025 treasury bonds on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 3.93 percent, central bank data showed.Debt managers, who had planned to sell 500 million lei, last issued the paper last month at an average yield of 4.36 percent.Earlier this week, the European Union state raised 1.5 billion euros in a 10-year Eurobond issue, pre-financing some of its funding needs ...
Prices off as global markets recover NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices posted their second straight day of declines on Friday as Wall Street and European stock markets bounced back from a sharp sell-off. Benchmark 10-year notes, which rose in price by as much as 3 points on Wednesday on fears over the global economy, were off 12/32 on Friday to yield 2.172 percent in early New York trading. "Some reason has returned to the market," said Sharon Stark, fixed income strategist ...
US bond prices fall on Fed's Bullard remarks NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell mid-morning Thursday with the 30-year bond losing more than 1 point after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank might want to consider maintaining its bond purchase program to help the economy."Inflation expectations are dropping in the U.S., and that is something that a central bank cannot abide," the regional Fed chief told Bloomberg television. "We have to make sure that inflation and inflation ...
Greek 10-year yields top 8pc, first time since Feb LONDON: Greek 10-year government bond yields rose above 8 percent for the first time since February of this year on Thursday, driven by concerns over the prospect of early elections and Athens' plans to wean itself off international aid. Greek yields were last 20 basis points higher on the day at 8.05 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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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