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Bond prices down ahead of Yellen and on Greece relief NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged lower on Tuesday, giving back some of Monday's gains on uncertainty ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate and reduced appetite for safe-haven assets on greater relief over Greece.Yellen will give the central bank's semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) and will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.Yellen is expected to face pointed questions about the Fed's timing on interest rate hikes and fresh scrutiny about transparency at the central bank. One question that lawmakers are expected to ask is when the word "patient" will be dropped from the Fed's policy statements to describe its timeline for moving short-term rates higher."There are so many views out there about what Yellen could and could not say," David Keeble, global head of interest rates strategy at Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment ...

Bond prices edge higher after Yellen testimony, weak US data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged higher on Tuesday, erasing early losses after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept the door open for a later than mid-year interest rate hike and U.S. economic data was weaker than expected.Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields and 30-year yields hit one-week lows after Yellen told a congressional committee that the Fed is preparing to consider interest rate hikes "on a meeting by meeting basis," marking a subtle change ...
Bond prices rise on oil drop, expectations for dovish Yellen NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday on expectations that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen would take a dovish tone on monetary policy this week and as traders viewed a fresh drop in oil prices as a sign of deflation.Yellen will testify before Congress on Tuesday in a semiannual address on the economy and monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee.While Treasuries have been underperforming for weeks as investors expected the Fed to hike ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bill yield falls to 2.39pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bill fell at auction on Friday to 2.39 percent from 2.64 percent at the previous sale on Jan. 27, the central bank said. The bank sold all the 500 million rupees ($15 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 1.170 billion rupees at yields ranging from 2.30 percent to 3.25 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Portugal backs Germany on debt deal for Greece FRANKFURT: Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque insisted in a German newspaper interview on Friday that Greece must fulfil the current conditions of its international bailout. "There is a framework within which we are prepared to talk to the Greek government. That framework is the current aid programme, which is up for extension," Albuquerque told the business daily Handelsblatt."But we are not prepared to talk under any other conditions. Everyone is agreed on this, all ...
Prices off on rate-hike uncertainties NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday after better-than-expected weekly jobless figures shifted sentiment in favor of a start to Fed interest-rate increases sooner than later.The declines reversed gains made Wednesday following the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which were more dovish than expected. On Thursday, 10-year Treasuries were off 19/32 and yielding 2.1081 percent. The yield was up from 2.068 percent on Wednesday.Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio ...
Prices resume decline as Greece offers concessions NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose on Thursday, with prices surrendering some gains from a one-day government bonds rally after Greece offered concessions in its bailout bargaining with other euro zone countries.Yields on 10-year Treasuries last stood at 2.0853 percent, reflecting a price decline of 3/32 and up from 2.068 percent on Wednesday, when Treasuries rallied on bolstered bets the Federal Reserve may delay its first interest rate since 2006.Treasuries often benefit from investors ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 20, 2015
Reserves $16.132 bln