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UK government bond prices tumble as oil prices revive LONDON: British government bond prices fell heavily for a second successive day on Tuesday, as a recovery in oil prices and an easing of concerns over Greece helped lift yields to their highest in nearly a week. Ten-year gilt yields rose more than 9 basis points on the day to peak at 1.471 percent at 1618 GMT, their highest level since Jan. 28. Since hitting a record low 1.337 percent on Friday, 10-year yields have risen by more than 13 basis points, their sharpest two-day move since mid-October. Much of the move is due to a rebound in oil prices, which have risen by more than 13 percent since Thursday, helping to reduce fears of deflation and knocking the price of US Treasuries. There has also been some easing of concerns in the immediate aftermath of the election victory by Greece's left-wing Syriza party and stronger-than-expected British data from the ...

US bond prices rise on disappointing data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged higher on Monday, with the 30-year's yield hovering near its record low as disappointing news on American consumer spending and factory activity and a volatile stock market stoked safe-haven demand for bonds. Anxiety about deflation spreading across the euro zone and Greek leaders seeking looser terms on the country's 240 billion-euro bailout package from European policy-makers also underpinned demand for Treasuries, analysts said. Bonds erased earlier losses on profit-taking ...
US bond prices dip after stellar January NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices dipped on Monday in choppy trading as traders booked some profits following a stellar January when the market generated its strongest monthly return in more than six years.The U.S. government debt sector recorded a 2.88 percent total return in January as the 30-year bond yield set a series of record lows on worries about weakening global growth.Last month's return on Treasuries was the biggest since a 3.54 percent jump in ...
Longer-dated prices edge up after spending, PCE data NEW YORK: Longer-dated US Treasuries prices edged up briefly early Monday after data on personal spending and consumption expenditure suggested a moderation of economic activity in late 2014, supporting bets the Federal Reserve might not raise rates until late 2015.The Commerce Department said domestic consumer spending fell 0.3 percent in December after a downwardly revised 0.5 percent increase in November. It was the largest drop since September 2009.The core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) index that ...
US sells 7-year notes at lowest yield since May 2013 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Thursday sold $29 billion of seven-year notes at a yield of 1.590 percent, the lowest at an auction since May 2013, according to Treasury data. In December, the Treasury sold the same amount of seven-year debt at a yield of 2.125 percent. Overall bidding for the latest seven-year note supply due January 2022 improved from the prior auction. The ratio of the amount of bids to the amount ...
Australian dollar debt tempts borrowers and investors alike SYDNEY: Borrowers are queuing up to issue Australian-dollar bonds in record amounts this year as they take advantage of robust demand from yield-hungry investors in Asia who are undeterred by speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia could soon cut interest rates. So far this month, international organisations and foreign government agencies, which tend to be active borrowers in January, have raised around A$6 billion ($4.7 billion) of bonds in Australia, the largest amount ever sold ...
Treasuries prices turn down after rally, jobless data NEW YORK: US Treasuries fell on Thursday ahead of scheduled auctions of $64 billion of new federal debt and after surprisingly strong weekly figures on American jobless claims bolstered optimism.After three days of price increases that dropped the 30-year bond's yield to a record low on Wednesday, the 30-year was last off 17/32 in price to yield 2.3214 percent after dipping to a record low of 2.273 percent on Wednesday.The 10-year note was down 9/32 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln