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Romania sells 500mn lei in Jan 2018 T-bonds BUCHAREST: Romania sold a planned 500 million lei ($131.24 million) worth of Jan. 2018 treasury bonds on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 2.07 percent, central bank data showed.Debt managers last issued the paper in December at an average yield of 2.21 percent.On Wednesday, Romania's central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point and Governor Mugur Isarescu said policymakers had more room to cut, prompting debt yields to rally to record lows.Romania plans to raise up to 3 billion euros ($3.57 billion) in international markets this year and will issue up to 28 billion lei ($7.42 billion) of domestic treasury bonds, the finance ministry said on Monday. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Egypt says to issue $950mn 1-year Treasury bill CAIRO: Egypt plans to issue a $950 million 1-year Treasury bill open to both local banks and international financial institutions next week, the central bank said on Thursday. It said the auction deadline was Jan. 12, and the dollar-denominated bill will mature on Jan. 12, 2016. Egypt last sold $1.1731 billion worth of one-year dollar-denominated treasury bills in December at an average yield of 2.133 percent. The government has mostly relied on the local money ...
Prices ease after rally, ahead of Fed minutes NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices declined on Wednesday, pulling back from a recent rally that was fueled by worries about softening global growth, as risk assets like stocks rebounded.Traders also awaited potentially market-moving minutes from a Federal Reserve policymakers meeting.Thirty-year Treasuries, whose yields on Tuesday approached record lows set in July 2012, were off 20/32 in price on Wednesday after eight straight winning sessions that began on Dec. 24, according to Reuters data.The 30-year ...
Australia bond yields hit record lows, currency steady SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian bond yields fell to record lows on Wednesday as a rout in oil and stocks sent investors scurrying to the safety of the yen and sovereign debt. The 10-year cash yield fell to 2.6 percent, down all the way from 3.1 percent last month and narrowing the spread over 3-year bonds to 56 basis points, the thinnest since May 2013.The three-year futures contract leapt 6 ticks to 97.950, while the 10-year contract added ...
JGB yields tumble, 10-year yield hits record low TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices gained on Wednesday as tumbling oil prices stoked concerns of disinflation globally, sending the 10-year JGB yield to record lows.The 10-year JGB fell to 0.265 percent, less than half of a peak of 0.535 percent hit just less than two months ago. It last traded at 0.280 percent, down 0.5 basis point from Tuesday.Longer maturities saw sharper moves, with the 20-year yield falling 8.5 basis points at one point to ...
Long maturities jump as global growth worries persist NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasury prices jumped on Tuesday, pushing benchmark 10-year yields below 2 percent for the first time since May 2013, as investors worried about tumbling oil prices and weak global growth sought safety in government debt.Price gains were strongest in 30-year bonds, which were last up 1-1/32 after their yields touched fresh 29-month lows of 2.527 percent.The long bond, which last yielded 2.5587 percent, ended 2014 with a yield of 2.753 percent ...
US 10-year Treasury yield falls below 2pc for first time since Oct LONDON: The yield on benchmark 10-Year US Treasury bonds fell below 2 percent on Tuesday as investors piled into safe-haven assets in the face of a weak outlook for global growth and inflation, and growing fears Greece may leave the euro zone. It was the first time since mid-October that the 10-year yield had fallen below 2 percent while the 30-year US yield fell to 2.555 percent, its lowest since July 2012. Benchmark German and ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln