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Treasuries price rise as inflation data soothe Fed fears NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices were boosted Wednesday by tame U.S. inflation data that soothed worries Federal Reserve policymakers meeting in Washington were likely to soon tilt toward tightening American monetary policy.Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes dipped to a session low of 2.558 percent shortly after government economists reported U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August.Ten-year notes were last up 6/32 in price and yielding 2.5652 percent.The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index dropped 0.2 percent last month as a broad decline in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter costs. It was the first decline since April last year and followed a 0.1 percent gain in July.Stripping out food and energy prices, the so-called core CPI was flat in August for the first time since October 2010 after nudging up 0.1 percent in July."The core was unchanged, and ...

Five-year gilts fall to 4-week low on eve of Scottish referendum  LONDON: Short-dated British government bonds fell on Wednesday, the day before Scots go to the polls to vote on whether to end their centuries-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom.Volumes were thin, as traders were reluctant to make big bets on the outcome of the referendum, which remains too close to call. A series of opinion polls overnight showed a small majority of Scots favour remaining part of the United Kingdom, but this ...
China 10-year fin min bond yield at 4.13pc, lower than forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.13 percent, traders said, much lower than expected.Market forecasts had centred around 4.27 percent and ranged from 4.23 to 4.30 percent. The auction yield came in below Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 4.2634 percent for 10-year government bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Treasuries prices gain ahead of Fed, Scottish vote NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.As stock markets hit a one-month low before a U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers' meeting scheduled to begin Tuesday, prices of Treasuries moved up for a second straight session after a sustained selloff that ended on Friday."It's more of a tilt toward ...
US Treasuries shorts at highest since late July: JPM survey NEW YORK: The share of investors who are bearish on U.S. longer-dated Treasuries and reckon their yields will rise climbed to its highest level since late July, according to a J.P. Morgan Securities survey released on Tuesday.The share of investors who said on Monday they are "short" longer-dated U.S. government debt rose to 42 percent from 36 percent the previous week.This was the largest share of investors who were "short" Treasuries since July 28, the ...
Spain sells 5bn euros of short-term debt, yields rise MADRID: Spain sold 5 billion euros ($6.5 billion) of short term debt on Tuesday at higher yields than a month ago, days ahead of a vote on Scottish independence that has unsettled some buyers of debt from countries with separatist movements. Spain's wealthy Catalonia region wants to hold a referendum on Nov. 9 on separating from the rest of Spain, which government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says would be illegal. The Treasury had aimed ...
Indonesia sells 10 trillion rupiah at bond auction, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 10 trillion rupiah ($836.1 million) of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, as targeted, the finance ministry's debt office said. Most yields were higher compared with previous sales in the first week of September. The 10-month T-bills had the weighted average yield of 6.61560 percent. The yields for 5-year and 10-year bonds were 8.04980 percent and 8.30677 percent, respectively, higher than 7.99000 percent and 8.21812 percent from the previous auction on ...


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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