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Bond yields dip on renewed fears over Ukraine, US growth NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell on Monday on doubts over the strength of a ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists and renewed concerns over U.S. economic growth following last week's disappointing jobs report.The ceasefire, which took effect on Friday evening, was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine, but comments from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowing to defend the eastern port of Mariupol kindled traders' skepticism."This misplaced enthusiasm that we're out of the woods now leads me to believe we're set for more disappointment," said Robbert van Batenburg, director of market strategy at Newedge USA LLC in New York.He said Poroshenko's comments on Monday that he secure the defense of Mariupol with rocket-launchers, tanks, and air cover renewed doubts and drove bids for safe-haven Treasuries.Traders also digested last Friday's weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report from the Labor Department showing nonfarm payrolls increased 142,000 last month, well below expectations of a ...

Yields slide after US jobs report disappoints NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasury debt yields fell from one-month highs on Friday after data showed the world's largest economy created fewer jobs than expected last month, reinforcing the view that the Federal Reserve would wait until the second half of next year to raise interest rates.Still, market participants believed the one payrolls report was an anomaly and should not change the trajectory of future US monetary policy. "This means that the US economy is ...
Portugal sells 31.5pc stake in CTT at small discount LISBON: Portugal's state holding company Parpublica sold a 31.5 percent stake in postal firm CTT in the second and last stage of its privatisation at 7.25 euros (9.38 US dollar) a share in a private offering on Friday, raising 343 million euros. CTT shares have gained 38 percent since the start of the year following the first stage of privatisation in December and closed at 7.81 euros a share on Thursday, meaning the shares in ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills' yield rises to 1.75pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills rose to 1.75 percent at auction from 1.30 percent at the previous sale on August 18, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion Mauritius rupees ($32.10 million) worth of debt instruments but accepted bids for 1.020 billion rupees. Bids totalled 2.710 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 3.95 percent to 1.46 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
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 ...
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 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,195.42 1.30
Arrow Nasdaq 4,566.14 0.37
Arrow S&P 1,994.65 0.62
Arrow FTSE 6,463.55 0.15
Arrow DAX 9,114.84 0.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,141.24 0.74
Arrow Nikkei 15,658.00 1.67
Arrow H.Seng 23,702.04 1.49
Arrow Sensex 27,346.33 0.92

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln