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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 benchmark 10-year bond yield was trading down 7 basis points on the day at 7.99 percent by 2:05 p.m. (0835 GMT), its lowest level since July 22, 2013. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

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 ...
US yields dip on disinflation signs, month-end buying NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasury yields hit their lowest level in over a month for a third straight session and benchmark yields also touched more than one-month lows on Friday, pushed down by signs of disinflation and month-end buying. Brent crude touched a four-year closing low on Thursday, when Saudi Arabia blocked calls from poorer members of the OPEC oil cartel to cut production to stem a slide in global prices.Analysts said the move lower ...
JGBs capped by Nikkei gains, 2-year yield slips below zero TOKYO: Yields on Japanese two-year government bonds fell below zero for the first time on Friday as the central bank continued to struggle to reflate the economy, while most other issues were steady, with gains in Tokyo stocks capping longer-dated maturities. Japan's three-month to one-year bill yields have already dropped below zero under the Bank of Japan's extensive monetary easing scheme, under which it has tightened supply by buying large amounts of short-term bills. The ...
Turkey's 2-year benchmark bond yield falls to lowest since July 2013 ISTANBUL: Turkey's 2-year benchmark bond yield dropped to 7.49 percent, its lowest since July 2013, on Friday as a slump in oil prices raised hopes of lower inflation and interest rate cuts in the import-dependent country. The Turkish lira firmed to 2.2106 against the dollar by 0915 GMT from 2.2160 late on Thursday, while Istanbul's main share index was up 0.99 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Romania plans to sell debt worth 3.3bn lei in December BUCHAREST: Romania aims to sell 3.3 billion lei ($929 million) worth of leu-denominated treasury bills and bonds in December against 3.7 billion lei sold this month, the finance ministry said on Friday. So far this year, Romania has sold roughly 38 billion lei and 930 million euros at domestic debt tenders, and has tapped foreign markets three times. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

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