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German yields dip ahead of five-year bond auction LONDON: German yields slipped on Wednesday before an auction of five-year bonds that some traders say could attract a bit more demand than last month's sale as yields have risen from historic lows this week.Expectations that the European Central Bank might signal more stimulus measures at its policy meeting on Thursday, with falling oil prices fuelling deflation concerns in the euro zone, also propped up demand for fixed income, driving Italian 10-year yields below 2 percent for the first time. Germany aims to sell up to 3 billion euros of the five-year paper against a backdrop of a record number of technically "failed" auctions this year when investors shied away from dwindling yields offered by the euro zone's top-rated issuer. "Yields are not as bad as they were last month ... the auction should go through okay though we don't expect it to be stellar and we might see some ...

Yields on Uganda's re-opened 2- and 15-year bonds rise KAMPALA: Yields on Uganda's re-opened 2- and 15-year Treasury bonds worth a total of 180 billion shillings ($65.26 million) rose at an auction on Wednesday, the central bank said.The weighted average yield on the 2-year bond rose to 14.322 percent from 13.704 percent at the last sale October 8.The yield on the 15-year notes rose to 15.946 percent from 14.205 percent at the previous sale September 10.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Mauritius 3-year Treasury bonds yield rises to 3.11pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' three-year Treasury bond rose to 3.11 percent from 2.74 percent at a previous sale in November, the central bank said on Wednesday. The Bank of Mauritius offered 1.2 billion rupees ($38.03 million) worth of debt but accepted bids for 1.5 billion rupees. Bids totalled 2.550 billion rupees with yields ranging from 2.96 percent to 5.0 percent. The bond has a coupon rate of 3.10 percent and is ...
Treasuries price stung by corporate deals, 30-year yield tops 3pc NEW YORK: US Treasuries fell on Tuesday, with prices pressured by institutional investors readying for a big corporate bond deal by leading retailer Amazon.Treasuries, which posted strong returns during November, also declined on Monday, when Medtronic Inc priced $17 billion of senior notes. That deal included a large portion of long-dated bonds."There is a lot of corporate issuance that's being hedged and that's applying a lot of pressure," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at ...
India's benchmark 10-year bond yield at 16-1/2 month low post RBI policy MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield dropped to its lowest level in 16-1/2 months on Tuesday after the central bank's monetary policy statement raised hopes for a rate cut in the early part of 2015. The Reserve Bank of India held interest rates steady as widely expected at a policy review and said it could ease monetary policy early next year provided inflationary pressures do not reappear and the government controls the fiscal deficit. The ...
Euro zone yields rise as caution deepens ahead of ECB LONDON: Euro zone bond yields edged up on Tuesday as a bounce in oil prices from five-year lows eased speculation that the European Central Bank may ease monetary policy this week. Falling inflation expectations and hints from Mario Draghi last month that policymakers were readying government bond purchases have sent yields to new record lows across the bloc. Markets are expecting the ECB to make a move on monetary policy in March. December is seen ...
Bund yields rise as markets turn cautious before ECB, US payrolls LONDON: German Bund yields rose on Tuesday as investors turned cautious before a European Central Bank meeting and the release of key US non-farm payrolls data later in the week. German 10-year Bund yields, which set the standard for euro zone borrowing costs, rose 3 basis points to 0.75 percent, having fallen to an all time low of 0.69 percent on Monday. Traders said the fall below 0.70 percent prompted some investors to book profits ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln