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German yields hit record lows on Greece, ECB QE bets LONDON: German Bund yields plumbed record lows on Tuesday as anxiety about Greece's future in the euro zone and concerns about global growth drove demand for assets perceived as safe. Greek anti-austerity party Syriza is leading polls ahead of a snap election on Jan. 25, and has pledged to renegotiate the terms of Greece's 240 billion euro bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. A report on Saturday said the German government believes the euro zone could cope with a Greek exit, fuelling uncertainty about the future of the single currency bloc. Yields on German Bunds, which benefit from flight to quality in times of market strain, fell 3 basis points to an all-time low of 0.484 percent while US 10-year yields dipped below 2 percent for the first time since mid-October."Until we see results from the elections there will be a lot of uncertainty ... and that ...

JGB benchmark yield hits new record low on global risk averse mood TOKYO: The benchmark Japanese government bond yield fell to a record low on Tuesday as rising global risk aversion hit Tokyo shares and prompted investors to seek safe-haven debt. The 10-year JGB yield fell 2.5 basis points to 0.295 percent, a new record low.March 10-year JGB futures climbed 0.14 point to 148.03. JGBs benefited as Tokyo's Nikkei tumbled 2.4 percent with sliding oil prices and investor concerns over the political situation in Greece slashed appetite ...
JGBs edge higher on sagging Tokyo stocks, BoJ buying TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, with the benchmark yield within close range of a record low, supported by regular purchases by the Bank of Japan and as risk aversion hit Tokyo shares. March 10-year JGB futures rose 0.07 point to 147.86 on the first trading day of the year. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield stood unchanged at 0.320 percent, within touching distance of a record low 0.300 percent reached late in ...
Bond yields fall as manufacturing data disappoints NEW YORK: US Treasury prices gained on Friday after data showed that growth in the American manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in December, overturning earlier bond weakness on signs the European Central Bank is closer to launching new stimulus.The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 55.5 from 58.7 the month before. The reading was shy of expectations for 57.6, according to a Reuters poll of economists.Thin ...
Gilts start 2015 rallying, but ECB and supply glut signal reversal LONDON: British government bond prices rose moderately on Friday, although possible stimulus from the European Central Bank this month and a heavy auction schedule looks likely to weigh on relative performance and prices over the next few weeks. Ten-year gilts underperformed against comparable German Bunds euro zone debt as expectations mounted that the ECB is set to fight the threat of deflation with stimulus measures in the next few months. A weaker-than-expected survey of US ...
Treasuries post best year since 2011 NEW YORK: US Treasuries were set to end the year stronger on Wednesday, and post their best year since 2011, after slightly disappointing manufacturing data, though trading volumes were very light before the New Year holiday.This year's rally has confounded investors that bet that the bonds would be hurt as the Federal Reserve gets closer to raising interest rates, which many expect to happen in the first half of 2015."The year was really quite surprising ...
Prices gain as equities dip; Greek worries remain NEW YORK: US Treasury prices gained on Tuesday as stocks were slightly weaker and investors kept a cautious tone due to uncertainty over Greece's future in the euro zone.The left-wing Syriza party, which opposes Greece's EU/IMF bailout and is leading in opinion polls ahead of an election next month, has said it wants to abandon many of the drastic spending cuts that are central to the nation's economic rehabilitation program.That uncertainty has helped US bonds ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41

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