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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 to the euro area markets," said Jan von Gerich, chief fixed income analyst at Nordea. "In the core, some of the safety flows should be unwound." Ten-year Bund yields rose 2 basis points to 1.065 percent. Bund futures will start trading at 0600 GMT, with trading in other euro zone markets expected to pick up an hour later. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln