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Indonesia sells 1.5bn rupiah of Islamic bonds, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 1.5 trillion rupiah of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, meeting an indicative target of 1.5 trillion rupiah, the ministry's debt office said. The weighted average yield for the six-month Islamic T-bill was 6.74160 percent, lower than the last auction of 6.79990 percent on Sep. 9. The weighted average yield for the 29-year project-based sukuk was 9.20271 percent. Total bids for Tuesday's auction were 3.659 trillion rupiah, lower than 3.999 trillion rupiah at the previous auction. The highest bid-to-cover ratio was 2.76 for a six-month Islamic T-bill. There were no winning bids for the 29-year project-based sukuk. On Sep. 11, the ministry raised 3 trillion rupiah of six-month Islamic T-bill via a private placement to the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan (LPS).Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Allianz invests 140mn eur in Irish property fund FRANKFURT: German insurer Allianz said on Tuesday it would invest 140 million euros ($180 million) in Irish real-estate fund IPUT. "As the economic recovery in Ireland takes hold, supporting improving demand particularly in the domestic economy, we see the potential for strong long term income returns at attractive levels for our stakeholders," Allianz Chief Investment Officer Charles Pridgeon said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Belgium raises funds at record low cost at bond auction BRUSSELS: Belgium's borrowing costs dropped to a record low on Monday at a 2 billion euro ($2.6 billion) sale of its 10- and 20-year benchmark bonds, the debt agency said on Monday. The 10-year benchmark bond, with a 2.60 percent coupon, sold for a yield of 1.284 percent, down from 1.547 percent at a July auction which was already a record low for the maturity. Investors took a yield of 2.214 percent for the 3.00 ...
German Bund yields slightly higher after Scotland votes 'No' LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields rose slightly in early trade in Europe on Friday, with some investors offloading some of the top-rated debt purchased on the back of uncertainty over Scotland's independence referendum. Results showed support for staying part of the United Kingdom had now exceeded 50 percent of the turnout, meaning that the secession camp could not win the vote. "It will bring some relief, mostly in the UK but it will have spillovers ...
Treasuries prices slip as Fed forecasts boost short-maturity yields NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices turned down on Thursday, with investors driving some shorter-maturity yields to highs not seen since 2011 after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised forecasts for some interest rates.Yields on two-year notes touched a high of 0.597 percent before settling back to 0.585 percent on a 2/32 price decline. That level was last seen in May 2011.Three- and five-year yields were also up sharply. Prices for three-year notes were off ...
India bond yields end steady for 3rd straight day; Fed in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bond yields ended steady for a third straight session on Wednesday, ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting, which is expected to offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates.India, among other emerging markets, has benefited from the US Fed's loose monetary policies. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have bought a net $18.75 billion worth of debt so far this year.However, FIIs have used up ...
Spanish yields fall as polls show narrow lead for Unionist Scots LONDON: Spanish bond yields fell on Wednesday after new opinion polls on Scotland's independence referendum, closely watched in Catalonia, showed a narrow lead for those who wanted to remain in the United Kingdom. Elsewhere in the euro zone, yields fell on expectations some of the long-term loans the European Central Bank is offering this week will be re-invested in government debt. Spanish bonds were the stand-out performers, though. They reversed losses that piled up over ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln