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France sells extra 2.4bn euros of bonds after Thursday auction PARIS: France sold on Friday an extra 2.1 billion euros medium-term bonds and 343 million euros of inflation-linked bonds after an auction on Thursday, the Agence France Tresor public debt management agency said on Friday. The non-competitive bids meant that AFT sold a total 10.6 billion euros ($11.96 billion) of medium-term bonds and 1.843 billion euros of inflation-indexed bonds at the auction. Under the French system, buyers not only submit competitive bids at the auction, but also have the option, for a limited period after the sale, of buying extra securities at the average auction price. For full results from the auction see for medium term bonds and for inflation-linked bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Long-dated UK bond yields track euro zone debt to new record low LONDON: British government bond yields hit new record lows on Friday, dragged lower by a slump in euro zone yields after Thursday's announcement by the European Central Bank of a bond buying plan. Thirty-year gilt yields led the move downwards and hit a record low 2.126 percent, 8 basis points lower on the day, as long-dated Bund yields also fell sharply. "It's a massive contagion effect," said Marc Ostwald, fixed income strategist at ADM Investor ...
Ghana 91-day bill yield dips to 25.8335pc ACCRA: The Bank of Ghana said the yield on its 91-day bill fell to 25.8335 percent at an auction on Friday, from 25.8426 percent at the last sale. The bank said it had accepted all 1.018 billion cedis ($311.38 million) worth of bids tendered for the 91-day paper. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
ECB stimulus plan helps UK gilts bounce back from 9-day low LONDON: British government bond prices recovered from heavy losses early on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would pump hundreds of billions of euros into the sagging euro zone economy. After outperforming strongly on Wednesday, when two Bank of England policymakers dropped their calls for higher interest rates, gilt prices opened sharply lower on Thursday, pushing 10-year gilt yields up nearly 9 basis points to their highest in more than a week. But ...
US Treasury yields fall after ECB announces bond purchases NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced more bond purchases than expected, boosting global liquidity that is expected to support US and European bonds.The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016 despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank and concerns in Berlin that it could allow spendthrift countries to slacken economic reforms."It's likely to impact yields everywhere," said Aaron Kohli, an ...
Long bonds gain as investors grab for higher yields NEW YORK: US Treasury prices gained on Tuesday with 30-year bonds leading the rally, as investors bet that the European Central Bank will launch new quantitative easing this week, keeping longer-dated debt in demand as investors hunt for higher yields.The ECB meeting on Thursday is this week's main focus, when many expect the central bank will announce purchases of government bonds in a bid to fight off deflation and kickstart growth."If you are looking for ...
Fed's Williams: bond yields reflect weakness abroad, not at home SAN FRANCISCO: Low yields on US Treasuries, often associated with expectations of slow future domestic growth, are "not about the US economy and the Federal Reserve" but mostly reflect weakness in the global economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. Global weakness is also a key reason for dropping market-based measures of inflation expectations, San Francisco Fed President John Williams told reporters after a speech. Despite the weakness abroad, he said, the US economy ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $16.137 bln