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US 30-year bonds fall ahead of Fed minutes NEW YORK: US 30-year Treasuries bond prices fell on Wednesday, prompted by worries that the Federal Reserve possibly had a stronger conviction in raising interest rates in the record of its April policy meeting than previously thought.Other Treasuries maturities were steady to slightly higher in prices ahead of the scheduled 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) release of the Federal Open Market Committee's April 28-29 policy meeting."The April FOMC minutes might have a hawkish tone," said Todd Colvin, senior vice president at Ambrosino Brothers in Chicago.That view emerged even though a spate of US data signaled a meek rebound following a likely economic contraction in the first quarter.The 30-year bond has also been under selling pressure on competition from higher-yielding corporate bond supply and speculation a few large investors exiting from earlier curve flattening trades.Companies raised $38 billion in the bond market on Monday and Tuesday, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters ...

US bonds fall on housing data, corporate supply NEW YORK: Encouraging housing starts data and a bulge of corporate bond supply knocked US Treasuries prices lower for a second day on Tuesday.Traders reduced their bond holdings on news that domestic home builders broke ground at the fastest pace in nearly 7-1/2 years in April, which revived expectations the Federal Reserve may increase interest rates later this year."This morning's market action was driven by a pretty good housing starts number," said Stanley Sun, interest ...
US bond prices fall on profit-taking NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Monday as traders booked profits on last week's gains tied to disappointing data that supported expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone raising interest rates until 2016.Weakness in European government debt markets added selling pressure on their US counterparts, with 30-year yields hovering just below 3 percent."There's been the bias to sell into strength," said Ed Atkins, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut. "It seems like Friday's ...
Yields fall as supply eases; German debt steadies NEW YORK: US Treasuries ended stronger on Thursday, even after the Treasury had to pay more to sell new 30-year bonds, as an overhang of government and corporate debt supply passed.The government's $16 billion sale of 30-year bonds saw lackluster demand, resulting in a yield of 3.044 percent, the highest since November and around two basis points above where traders had expected it to price."It was a sizable tail, but I don't think it was ...
Yields rise on supply; demand strong for 10-year auction NEW YORK: US Treasury yields ended higher on Wednesday in choppy trading after the Treasury saw strong demand for a new $24 billion sale of 10-year notes, a sign that higher yields are drawing some buyers back to the market.The government sold the new notes at a yield of 2.237 percent, which was lower than what traders had expected. Dealers bought the lowest share of the notes since July 2012, and the second-lowest portion on ...
Yields fall after retail sales disappoint NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Wednesday after data showed that US retail sales were unchanged in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other big-ticket items.The data suggested the economy was struggling to make a strong rebound after barely growing in the first quarter.Bonds had also opened stronger before the data after Germany and Italy both successfully sold government debt, and yields on the secondary market fell. A dramatic selloff ...
German Bund yields rise at auction for first time since Jan 2014 LONDON/BERLIN: Germany's 10-year borrowing costs rose at a debt auction for the first time since January 2014 on Wednesday, underscoring a rise in global bond yields that has knocked investor confidence in financial assets. The overall cost to Europe's largest economy of issuing debt has risen by over half a percentage point in a month, evidence of how quickly investors have re-assessed the value and safety of top-rated bonds as inflation and growth prospects tick ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln