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Bond prices slip on corporate supply; US data eyed NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, pressured by corporate bond sales, while demand for relatively high U.S. yields and anticipation of Friday's U.S. jobs report capped losses.Pharmaceutical company Actavis Plc launched a $21 billion corporate bond deal, the second-largest on record, according to Thomson Reuters unit IFR. Analysts said investors sold some safe-haven Treasuries in order to buy some of the debt and that the size of the sale could balloon to $30 billion if demand exceeds expectations.In addition, triple-A-rated Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday announced plans to sell $7 billion in corporate bonds, according to IFR."It's still a lot of paper that the market has to digest," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income at Action Economics in San Francisco, on the corporate supply.Continued demand for higher U.S. bond yields compared with those from Europe, however, supported Treasuries prices and ...

Euro zone bond yields pinned near lows with ECB eyed LONDON: Most euro zone bond yields held near record lows on Tuesday as investors waited for the European Central Bank to provide more details of its trillion euro quantitative easing (QE) programme later this week. While a rally in low-rated debt that pushed yields in Spain, Italy and Portugal to record lows on Monday eased, investors remained focused on the ECB's meeting on Thursday."D-day is drawing near," said ING strategist Martin van Vliet, expecting more ...
Yields rise as corporate debt sales weigh NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Monday as large sales of corporate debt pressured prices and as investors continued to question whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in the coming months.Pharmaceutical company Actavis on Monday was marketing bonds that are expected to total $22 billion, the second largest amount ever sold by a corporate borrower."Corporate deals are weighing on the market, and we've heard of some allocation out of bonds ...
Spain, Italy debt yields hit record lows as QE approaches LONDON: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese government bond yields fell to record lows on Monday, as investors looked forward to the start of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme. The ECB is expected to give details at Thursday's policy meeting on how it will roll out its programme for buying 60 billion euros worth of securities a month, which is aimed at reviving inflation and the euro zone economy. Data on Monday showed euro zone ...
Bond prices dip on higher Jan core CPI, weak 7-year auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Thursday after an increase in core U.S. consumer prices in January pointed to marginally less dovish Federal Reserve policy and as an auction of seven-year notes met with soft demand.Core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent in January after edging up 0.1 percent in December. Traders focused on the increase even as the headline figure showed U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest drop ...
Bond prices dip on stronger January core CPI, incoming supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday after stronger aspects of U.S. consumer price data failed to bolster the case for dovish Federal Reserve policy and incoming supply weighed on prices.U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest drop since 2008 in January as gasoline prices continued to tumble, falling 0.7 percent. Core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent in January, however, after edging up 0.1 percent in December.Analysts said ...
Bond prices rise after latest Yellen remarks, CPI eyed NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose modestly on Wednesday following two days of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which traders interpreted as suggesting the Fed could hike rates later than mid-year, and a solid five-year note auction.Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee. She did not offer additional insight on the timing of a rate increase before the House panel.Whether ...


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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
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln