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Bond yields dip on US campaign in Mideast, Russia sanctions NEW YORK: Yields on US Treasuries slipped on Thursday for the first time in four days after the outlook for sustained U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria and new planned sanctions against Russia drove modest safe-haven bids.President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more strikes in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group, raising concerns of a long-lasting war.The president's speech raised expectations for what could be a "never-ending war," giving traders a reason to buy Treasuries after recent selling pressure, said Matthew Duch, portfolio manager at Calvert Investments in Bethesda, Maryland.The U.S. and European Union's plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc also reignited concerns of tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine.Analysts said Treasuries ...

Spanish yields dip as Scottish poll eases Catalonia concerns LONDON: Spanish bond yields fell on Thursday after a poll showed a majority of Scots plan to vote against independence, easing some concerns a breakaway Scotland could embolden a similar bid by Spain's wealthy Catalonia region.A survey showed late on Wednesday that 53 percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting away from the 300-year union with the UK. The poll, carried out by the Survation on behalf of the Daily Record newspaper, showed 47 ...
Greece sets pricing on offer to sell 3-,5-year bonds for T-bills ATHENS: Greece on Thursday set the pricing on its offer to top up its recent three- and five-year bonds by about 1 billion euros (US$1.3 billion) and exchange them for outstanding T-bills instead of cash. Holders of T-bills maturing between Sept.19 2014 to March 6, 2015 can exchange them for three-year bonds due in 2017 at exchange ratios of 99.340339 to 98.813836 percent, it said in a bourse filing. T-bill holders of the above maturities ...
Yield on Kenya 364-day treasury bills falls NAIROBI: The yield on Kenya's 364-day Treasury bills fell to 10.163 percent at auction on Wednesday from 10.233 percent, while that on six-months bills stayed steady at 8.550 percent, the central bank said. The central bank said it received a total of 9.8 billion shillings ($110.61 million) for the two papers on offer, and accepted 9.4 billion shillings worth of bids.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Greece to reopen 3-,5-year bonds, exchange them for T-bills ATHENS: Greece said on Wednesday it will reopen its recent 3- and 5-year bonds and top them up by about 1.0 billion euros on Sept. 11, accepting existing T-bills as payment.The bond exchange offer will start at 0600 London time (0500 GMT) and end at 1700 (1600 GMT), based on a filing on the Athens stock exchange. Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank and Piraeus Bank will be the dealer managers.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Ghana tests investor interest for US dollar 11.5-year bond LONDON: The Republic of Ghana has released initial price thoughts on an 11.5-year US dollar benchmark bond at 8.5% area, according to a lead.Ghana (B2/B/B/ all negative) is completing its investor roadshow in Los Angeles today, after meeting investors in Europe and London last week. Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered are arranging the bond, which is expected to price on Thursday.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
UK 30-year gilt yield hits 4-week high on Scotland polls LONDON: British 30-year government bond yields hit their highest level in almost a month on Wednesday, driven higher by more speculation about the prospect of Scottish independence and the possibility of interest rate hikes early next year.The 30-year gilt yield peaked at 3.197 percent, its highest level since Aug. 13, shortly after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney repeated to lawmakers that the point at which interest rates will need to rise had moved closer. ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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