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Yields fall as concern over low inflation persists NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Tuesday after briefly spiking on higher-than-expected consumer price data as investors kept grappling with the likelihood that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to increase interest rates until later this year.Treasuries have gained since last week's Fed statement, which was more dovish than expected and after the US central bank cut its inflation outlook and growth forecast.A majority of Wall Street's top banks now see the Fed holding off until at least September before raising interest rates for the first time since 2006."There's very little inflation in the system and will continue to be going forward," said Tom di Galoma, head of rates and credit trading at ED&F Man Capital Markets in New York. "The world is gripped with deflation."The Labor Department said on Tuesday that its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after falling 0.7 percent in January. That ended three ...

US bond prices rise on Greek debt talk worries NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240-billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation.This week's $90 billion worth of fixed-rate in two-year, five-year and seven-year issues, in addition to $13 billion in two-year floating-rate supply, limited the market's gains.The bond market was also digesting last week's rally with the two-year yield posting its biggest drop since December 2010 after the ...
South Africa's 3-month Treasury bill yield dips to 5.85pc JOHANNESBURG: South Africa sold 2.26 billion rand ($184 million) in three-month Treasury Bills on Friday, at an average yield of 5.85 percent from 5.87 percent last week, central bank data showed.The bid to cover ratio edged higher to 3.0 from 2.7 last week. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Bonds draw heavy demand as Fed worries pass for now BUDAPEST: Central European assets rose on Thursday and government bond auctions in the region attracted strong demand after the Federal Reserve pushed back expectations for its first rate rise in almost a decade.Higher US rates would make the assets of Europe's emerging markets less attractive and the risk of a US rate hike in June had caused wobbles in the region's markets in the past two weeks.Offsetting that, Central European assets have been buoyed by ...
Most yields rise but long-dated slip day after Fed meeting NEW YORK: Short- and medium-dated US Treasuries yields rose modestly on Thursday, bouncing off multi-week lows on the view that the Federal Reserve is still moving closer to tightening monetary policy despite its recent dovish statement. Yields on Treasury notes maturing within two to 10 years edged higher after plunging on Wednesday after the Fed cut its inflation outlook for 2015 and its forecast for US economic growth following a two-day policy meeting. Yields on ...
Irish debt at negative yields for first time ever DUBLIN: Eurozone member Ireland on Thursday auctioned short-term public debt at a negative yield for the first time as the European Central Bank's stimulus programme drives down borrowing costs across Europe. The National Treasury Management Agency sold 500 million euros ($532.77 million) of six month treasury bills at a yield of minus 0.01 percent.Negative yields mean investors will pay to lend money to those seeking cash. But they can still make money should for example ...
US T-bill rates rise on view of Fed rate hike NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills rose early Wednesday as some traders anticipated the Federal Reserve might signal it would raise rates later this year due to a strengthening jobs market.Analysts expect Fed policy-makers, who are holding a two-day policy meeting that ends on Wednesday, to remove the word "patient" in reference to the timing of a rate increase in a statement expected to be issued at 2 p.m. (1600 GMT).Analysts said such ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln