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Thirty-year gilt auction draws strongest demand since Oct 2014 LONDON: British government bond prices jumped on Tuesday after a sale of 1.75 billion pounds ($2.71 billion) of 30-year gilts attracted the strongest demand for a conventional bond auction since October. The UK Debt Management Office said investors bid for 1.89 times the amount of the gilt on offer, the strongest demand for any non-inflation linked British government bond since a sale of the same gilt on Oct. 7, 2014. September gilt futures extended gains by as much as 40 ticks after the data, to peak at 116.89 at 0951 GMT, 98 ticks up on the day and erasing an earlier underperformance versus German Bund futures. Ten-year gilt yields fell to their lowest since June 2 at 1.918 pct, 9 basis points down on the day, while 30-year yields fell to their lowest since June 15 at 2.682 percent, some 7 basis points lower. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Bond yields drop in calm market before crucial Greece summit LONDON: Euro zone bond yields fell broadly on Tuesday as investors appeared relaxed ahead of a meeting later in the day at which Greece and its euro zone partners will try to agree last-ditch terms for an aid package to keep Athens in the currency club. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present a new reform plan to other euro zone leaders in Brussels on Tuesday after Greeks rejected the conditions of a previous ...
China's Guangdong province to sell 5.5bn yuan of muni bonds on July 13 SHANGHAI: China's Guangdong province will sell 5.5 billion yuan ($886 million) of special purpose municipal bonds on July 13, according to a notice on the website of a major bond clearing house on Monday.The issue includes 2.75 billion yuan of five-year tenor, 1.1 billion yuan of seven-year tenor and 1.65 billion yuan of 10-year bonds, the statement said. The current quota for new fundraising in China's fledgling municipal bond market stands at 600 billion yuan ...
China sovereign wealth fund expands by $93 billion BEIJING: Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) saw its total assets soar by $93 billion to nearly $750 billion last year, it said Friday, although subdued global growth slowed returns on its overseas portfolio.CIC was created in 2007 with $200 billion to make better use of China's colossal foreign exchange reserves, which amounted to $3.73 trillion this March.Its total assets expanded to $746.73 billion by the end of 2014, an increase of $93.5 billion, ...
US bond prices rise as jobs data disappoint NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday as data showed a setback in labor market improvement in June, raising doubts whether the Federal Reserve would end its near-zero interest rate policy later this year.The US Labor Department said US employers added 223,000 workers last month, less than the 230,000 increase projected by economists polled by Reuters. It downgraded its readings of April and May job increases, resulting in 60,000 fewer jobs created than previously ...
India's end-March external debt $475.8bn: RBI MUMBAI: India's external debt stood at $475.8 billion as of end-March, up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, the Reserve Bank of India said in a release on Tuesday. India's external debt-to-gross domestic ratio (GDP) stood at 23.8 percent as of end-March, compared with 23.6 percent year ago. "Excluding the valuation gains due to appreciation of US dollar against the Indian rupee and other major currencies, the increase in external debt by end-March 2015 over ...
US yields hit session highs on stock futures gains NEW YORK: Longer-dated US Treasuries yields rose to session highs in early US trading on Tuesday as US stock index futures rose on hopes of a last-minute debt deal for Greece, with the cash-strapped nation poised to miss a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund.Benchmark 10-year Treasuries yields were last 2.362 percent, up 3 basis points from late on Monday, while the 30-year yield was up 3 basis points to 3.124 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,102.38 1.66
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.92 1.05
Arrow S&P 1,921.22 1.53
Arrow FTSE 6,042.92 2.44
Arrow DAX 10,038.04 2.71
Arrow CAC-40 4,523.08 2.81
Arrow Nikkei 17,792.16 2.15
Arrow H.Seng 20,840.61 0.45
Arrow Sensex 25,201.90 2.18

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln