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JGBs pare gains and dip ahead of 10-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices shed early gains and dipped on Tuesday on caution ahead of next week's 10-year debt sale. Japan's finance ministry will auction 2.4 trillion yen ($19.93 billion) of 10-year JGBs on Jan. 6. Financial markets in Japan will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 31, to Friday, Jan. 2, and will resume trading on Monday, Jan. 5. March 10-year JGB futures fell 0.07 point to 147.70. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.335 percent but was still near a record low of 0.300 percent struck on Friday. Bonds had gained earlier in the session, in line with a rise in prices of other government debt markets generated by political uncertainty in Greece. US Treasuries and German bunds rose overnight on safety buying after the Greek parliament on Monday rejected the prime minister's presidential candidate, setting the stage for an election that the left-wing ...

Bonds gain as Greek election uncertainty sparks safety buying NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday on safety buying after the Greek parliament rejected the prime minister's presidential candidate, setting the stage for an election that the anti-EU/IMF bailout rival Syriza party could win.Bond gains came in light trading with many investors out the week between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to get enough support for his nominee, Stavros Dimas, and will now have to call a ...
Prices recover after selloff, yield curve flattens NEW YORK: US Treasury prices recovered from an early week selloff on Friday in very light trading, and the yield curve was the flattest in six-and-a-half years on the prospect of an interest rate hike in the coming months.Bonds weakened early in the week as investors were reluctant to take on long positions before year-end and as improving economic data raised bets that the Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates.At the same ...
Yields rise as third quarter growth impresses NEW YORK: US Treasury prices dipped on Tuesday after data showed the economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years in the third quarter, and before the government was due to sell $35 billion in new five-year notes.The Commerce Department revised higher its estimate of gross domestic product growth to a 5.0 percent annual pace from 3.9 percent reported last month, citing stronger consumer and business spending.A gauge of business investment plans, however, was ...
Yields rise as oil stays above last week's lows NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Monday as oil prices held above last week's low levels, helping lift risk sentiment ahead of the government's sale of new two-year notes, the first offer of $104 billion in new supply this week.Treasury yields increased from two-month lows last week as stocks gained, boosted since the Federal Reserve said it would take a "patient" approach toward raising interest rates and as oil prices come off lows."With the ...
Mauritius 182-day Treasury bills yield rises to 2.88pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius's 182-day Treasury bills rose to 2.88 percent at an auction on Friday from 1.33 percent at the previous sale on Nov. 21, the central bank said. The central bank or Bank of Mauritius sold all the 500 million rupees ($15.92 million) worth of bills it had offered. It received bids worth 1.600 billion rupees at yields ranging from 2.75 percent to 5.0 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian rupee, 10-year bonds see worst week since Aug; global cues key MUMBAI: Indian bonds and the rupee weakened on Friday to post their worst weekly falls since August as sentiment remained subdued after a volatile week marked by concerns about financial contagion from the tumbling Russian rouble. Although hopes the US Federal Reserve would not be in a hurry to raise interest rates soothed sentiment, traders expect markets to remain volatile until the end of the year because of thinning foreign investor inflows. Foreign investors sold ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68

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