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Greece sells 812.5mn euros of 3-month T-bills, yield rises ATHENS: Greece sold 812.5 million euros ($959 million) of three-month treasury bills on Wednesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said. The T-bills were priced to yield 2.15 percent, up 25 basis points from a previous sale last month. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 1.78, down from 1.93 in the previous sale. The amount raised included 187.5 million euros in non-competitive bids.The settlement date for Wednesday's auction is January 16. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills, which it regularly refinances with the help of Greek banks.The country has already reached the upper limit for these debt instruments set by the international lenders funding its bailout -- its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

China money rates steady despite reports of central bank fund rollover, IPOs SHANGHAI: China's money rates held steady on Wednesday, unmoved by media reports the central bank rolled over some short-term funds it had injected into the markets several months ago, traders said.Cash demand for a slew of stock initial public offerings (IPOs) had also not affected the money market, they said.Official media, including China Securities Journal and Shanghai Securities News, said on Wednesday that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) had renewed some funds it previously ...
US yields rise ahead of 10-year note sale NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday as investors and Wall Street dealers reduced their debt holdings ahead of a $21 billion auction of 10-year government notes even as oil prices sank to their lowest in nearly six years.The yield increase accelerated after the National Federation of Independent Business said its index of small business optimism rose in December to its strongest level in more than eight years.Gains on Wall Street, partly due to ...
India debt markets start pricing in Feb rate cut after CPI data MUMBAI: Indian bond and swap markets rallied on Tuesday after data showing consumer price inflation sharply below expectations reinforced hopes the central bank would cut interest rates at its next policy review in early February. Data late on Monday showed India's annual consumer price inflation accelerated for the first time in five months in December to 5 percent, driven by higher food costs, but the number was sharply below expectations of a 5.4 percent annual ...
Bahrain opens government debt sales through bourse BAHRAIN: Bahrain has launched direct sales of local currency government debt through its securities exchange, in an effort to broaden the investor base for its debt as sliding oil prices put state finances under pressure. Bahraini and non-Bahraini investors, both individuals and institutions, can now buy government bonds and sukuk from the primary market via licenced brokers at Bahrain Bourse, the bourse said, adding that it was the region's first such system. Previously, government debt ...
South Korea T-bond yields hit record-low closing rates SEOUL: South Korean treasury bond yields for all maturities fell to record-low closing rates on Monday as President Park Geun-hye's comment on the interest rate policy prompted traders to boost expectations for a rate cut soon. Yields on the 1-year treasury notes shed 4.1 basis points to close at 1.981 percent. Yields for longer maturities all extended their recent record-breaking declines. President Park told a news conference early in the day that regarding the issue ...
Treasuries prices inch up as US wages drag NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Friday after the government reported healthy gains last month in the U.S. labor market, although average hourly wages declined, suggesting a lengthening of the time before the Federal Reserve raises interest rates.Price gains were strongest in two-and five-year maturities, which had lagged in an eight-session rally that ended this week. Long-maturity issues, after earlier selling, also rebounded.The five-cent drop in average hourly wages in December's employment data, ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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