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US bond prices slip with eyes on Greece before payrolls NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Thursday as traders pared bond holdings ahead of the January payrolls report, though market losses were limited due to tension between Greece and its euro zone partners in their debt negotiation.Another solid payroll reading, coupled with a possible rebound in wage growth, will likely revive views that the Federal Reserve might consider raising interest rates as early as this summer, analysts and traders said."Right now it's to be as flat as possible before tomorrow's jobs report," said Mike Cullinane, head of Treasuries trading at D.A. Davidson in St. Petersburg, Florida.The bond market retreated following a rally late on Wednesday after the European Central Bank stunned investors by deciding to stop accepting Greek bonds as collateral to raise cash. The move stoked anxiety about the solvency of Greek banks and fears Greece might exit the euro zone bloc.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shot back ...

US bond prices add losses after jobless claims data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices extended their decline early Thursday as data suggested steady domestic job growth and some upward pressure on labor costs and supported the view the Federal Reserve might consider raising interest rates as early as this summer.The Labor Department said first-time filings for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000 for the week ended Jan. 31. The weekly total was below the 290,000 forecast by economists.The department also ...
Argentina's YPF sells $500mn in bonds, 1st int'l sale since default BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's YPF sold $500 million of bonds in a top-up sale of its 2018 and 2024 bonds on Wednesday, the state-run energy firm said. The company had offered up to $750 million worth of notes in its first international bond sale since the South American country tipped into default. The 2018 and 2024 bonds fetched yields of 8.5 percent and 8.95 percent respectively. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
US yields jump after ADP US jobs data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday after the January reading on a gauge on U.S. private jobs creation supported the view of steady domestic employment growth and revived bets the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates in mid-2015.The ADP National Employment Report said U.S. private employers added 213,000 jobs in January, falling short of the 225,000 increase forecast among economists polled by Reuters. It was also the lowest monthly gain since September.The smaller-than-expected ...
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 ...
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 ...

 



 
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Arrow Nasdaq 4,927.37 1.11
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $16.137 bln