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Prices up after sell-off on signs of softer growth NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices rose on Monday on bargain hunting encouraged by fresh signs of spotty economic growth, which might slow the Federal Reserve's shift away from loose monetary polices.After a sell-off last week, which saw benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields rise to 2.613 percent on Friday from 2.476 percent on Sept. 5, the 10-year on Monday was up 7/32 in price to yield 2.589 percent.The 30-year bond was up 17/32 in price to yield 3.32 percent, versus 3.345 percent at Friday's close in New York."It's that circular argument that weak growth is going to inhibit the Fed from raising rates any time soon," said Kim Rupert, managing director at Action Economics in San Francisco.U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly fell for the first time in seven months in August as motor vehicle production declined, but the underlying trend remained consistent with steadily rising factory activity, according to Fed data ...

China 3-year and 5-year local govt bonds auctioned at 4.14, 4.15pc SHANGHAI: China's finance ministry auctioned 32.6 billion yuan ($5.31 billion) of three- and five- year bonds on behalf of six local governments at yields of 4.14 and 4.15 percent, respectively, traders said on Monday.For a breakdown of which local governments issued which amount of debt.In May, the ministry announced an increase in its annual quota to issue bonds on behalf of local governments to 400 billion yuan for 2014, from 350 billion yuan in 2013.It ...
Britain plans first yuan bond outside China LONDON: Britain on Friday said it would be the first country outside China to issue yuan-denominated bonds, as London seeks to become a Western hub for trading in the Chinese currency.The UK Treasury said the government plans to issue the bond in the coming weeks, subject to market conditions, without giving an exact amount or other details."This will be the first non-Chinese issuance of sovereign RMB (yuan) debt and will be used to finance Britain's ...
UK 10-year government bond yield touches 3-week high LONDON: British 10-year gilt yields reached their highest in almost three weeks on Friday, with the campaign against Scottish independence gaining ground and US Treasury yields rising. The 10-year gilt yield climbed to 2.555 percent, its highest level since Aug. 25, when there was a change of bonds used for the 10-year benchmark and major global government bond prices slumped following US data. The 10-year gilt yield ended the session at 2.53 percent, up 3 ...
Bond yields dip on US campaign in Mideast, Russia sanctions NEW YORK: Yields on US Treasuries slipped on Thursday for the first time in four days after the outlook for sustained U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria and new planned sanctions against Russia drove modest safe-haven bids.President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more strikes in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group, raising concerns of ...
Spanish yields dip as Scottish poll eases Catalonia concerns LONDON: Spanish bond yields fell on Thursday after a poll showed a majority of Scots plan to vote against independence, easing some concerns a breakaway Scotland could embolden a similar bid by Spain's wealthy Catalonia region.A survey showed late on Wednesday that 53 percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting away from the 300-year union with the UK. The poll, carried out by the Survation on behalf of the Daily Record newspaper, showed 47 ...
Greece sets pricing on offer to sell 3-,5-year bonds for T-bills ATHENS: Greece on Thursday set the pricing on its offer to top up its recent three- and five-year bonds by about 1 billion euros (US$1.3 billion) and exchange them for outstanding T-bills instead of cash. Holders of T-bills maturing between Sept.19 2014 to March 6, 2015 can exchange them for three-year bonds due in 2017 at exchange ratios of 99.340339 to 98.813836 percent, it said in a bourse filing. T-bill holders of the above maturities ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

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