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US T-bill rates rise on view of Fed rate hike NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills rose early Wednesday as some traders anticipated the Federal Reserve might signal it would raise rates later this year due to a strengthening jobs market.Analysts expect Fed policy-makers, who are holding a two-day policy meeting that ends on Wednesday, to remove the word "patient" in reference to the timing of a rate increase in a statement expected to be issued at 2 p.m. (1600 GMT).Analysts said such a change is a signal from the Fed to prepare markets that a rate increase could occur as early as June.Amid expectations of the first Fed tightening in nine years, some investors refrained from buying new T-bill issues this week and traders have limited their short-term borrowing in the repurchase agreement (repo) market to fund bets across markets, analysts said."The market is getting very cautious. People are really trying to hedge their bets," said Gennadiy ...

Yields fall at long end, rise on bills before Fed statement NEW YORK: US medium- and long-dated Treasury yields hit multi-week lows on Wednesday as investors expected the Federal Reserve could note the lack of inflationary pressures in its upcoming policy statement.The expectation of higher interest rates before long boosted yields on ultra-short Treasury bills as traders anticipate that strength in the U.S. jobs market will still lead the Fed to raise rates by June or September, affecting pricing in short-dated Treasury bills.Analysts said weakness in ...
UK gilt sales seen rising to 147bn stg in 2015/16 LONDON: Britain will increase sales of government bonds in the coming fiscal year, despite improving public finances, in part to refinance an increased number of gilts that are due to mature, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.The mid-range forecast from a poll of 17 primary dealers over the past week is for the Debt Management Office to issue 147 billion pounds ($216.5 billion) in the year starting in April, more than the 125.9 billion pounds ...
Bond yields fall as sliding oil prices hint at mild inflation NEW YORK: US intermediate- and long-dated Treasury yields hit their lowest in over two weeks on Tuesday after further declines in oil prices underscored mild inflation, while weak U.S. economic data pointed to a more dovish Federal Reserve.The weakness in oil prices helped push yields on Treasuries maturing within 7 to 30 years to their lowest since March 2. Longer-dated Treasuries benefit from signs of mild inflation, since inflation erodes the value of interest payouts.Brent ...
Euro zone yields edge up as investors try to sync with ECB pace LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields edged higher on Monday, with the European Central Bank expected to slow down its asset purchases after a strong start to its trillion euro programme last week. After buying just short of 10 billion euros worth in the first days of the programme, ECB data showed on Monday, it was well on track to reaching its target of buying 60 billion euros of mostly government debt a month. That ...
Bond prices rise on potential for dovish Fed NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could take a more cautious tone at its policy meeting this week given the recent surge in the U.S. dollar and weakness in U.S. economic data.The policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee meets on Tuesday and Wednesday and has been widely expected to drop the word "patient" from its formal statement on the timing of its first interest rate increase since 2006.Analysts ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 2.03pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bill fell at auction on Friday to 2.03 percent from 2.39 percent at the previous sale on Feb. 20, the central bank said. The bank sold all the 500 million rupees ($14 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 1.75 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.95 percent to 3.00 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln