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Prices drop on ECB rate cut, aggressive policy move NEW YORK: US Treasury prices fell on Thursday, undermined by aggressive expansionary monetary policy measures from the European Central Bank, including a cut in benchmark interest rates to fresh record lows that negatively impacted inflation sensitive assets."One of the main reasons we are down here is because of Europe. The fact that the ECB is taking aggressive action to tackle its own maladies is likely to help risk markets in the U.S. such as equities and hurt bond markets," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.Kohli also pointed toward a calendar full of upcoming new issuance by U.S. corporate and government debt for some portion of the weakness.Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries traded down 4/32 of a point in price, lifting the yield which moves in the opposite direction to 2.42 percent. The 30-year Treasury was off more than half a point in price, pushing the ...

Euro zone yields dip as ECB expected to reinforce support LONDON: Euro zone bond yields dipped on Thursday as the European Central Bank was expected to reinforce its message that it was ready to use all its tools, including bond-buying, to support the economy and lift inflation.But uncertainty over what the ECB would deliver at its meeting and how committed to further easing would President Mario Draghi be in his speech was high. He told a central bank conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, two weeks ...
Yields rise on Ukraine peace moves, US corporate supply NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasury debt yields rose to three-week highs on Wednesday, bolstered by a slew of U.S. corporate bond supply and efforts from Russia and Ukraine to end fighting.U.S. 30-year Treasury bond yields also rose, hitting two-week peaks, as the Russia-Ukraine diplomacy pacified investors reeling from persistent global tensions this year.Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt ...
Bond yields rise on doubts ahead of ECB meeting NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday after traders took profits on uncertainty ahead of a highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting this week.Traders reevaluated expectations that the ECB might embark on new quantitative easing to ward off deflation at Thursday's meeting. Doubts as to the ECB's plans drove German government bond and Treasuries yields higher."It could be those expectations were getting a little bit lofty," said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura ...
Greece sells 1.14bn euros of 6-month T-bills, yield eases ATHENS: Greece sold 1.14 billion euros ($1.49 billion) of six-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said. The T-bills were priced to yield 2.0 percent, down two basis points from 2.02 percent in a previous sale in August. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 2.5, down from 3.03 in the previous sale. The settlement date for Tuesday's auction will be September 5. The amount raised included 262.5 ...
Euro zone bond yields edge up as US data, ECB meeting eyed LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields nudged up on Tuesday as investors paused for breath after the market's sharp rally, with moves seen limited before an ECB meeting this week that could further ease monetary policy. Investors were also wary of pushing yields any lower before US economic reports that many expect to show the recovery in the world's biggest economy remains on track, in contrast to the grim outlook in Europe. Euro zone bond ...
Peripheral bond yields dip as ECB expected to reinforce support LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields dipped on Monday as investors positioned for the European Central Bank to reinforce support for the bloc's faltering economy on Thursday against a backdrop of rising tensions over Ukraine.Policymakers and national leaders joined calls over the weekend for ECB president Mario Draghi to announce further monetary easing -- even though August's inflation print came in line with expectations on Friday, which was seen as reducing the chances of new ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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