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Bond prices edge higher after Yellen testimony, weak US data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged higher on Tuesday, erasing early losses after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept the door open for a later than mid-year interest rate hike and U.S. economic data was weaker than expected.Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields and 30-year yields hit one-week lows after Yellen told a congressional committee that the Fed is preparing to consider interest rate hikes "on a meeting by meeting basis," marking a subtle change of emphasis in how the Fed has been speaking about its plans for the first rate increase since 2006.In prepared remarks to the Senate Banking Committee released at 10 a.m. ET (1500 GMT), Yellen described how the Fed's rate-setting policy committee will likely proceed in coming months in an effort to increase the Fed's flexibility and mute potential market reaction as the central bank approaches its "liftoff" date.Analysts said the testimony gave the Fed more ...

Bond prices rise on oil drop, expectations for dovish Yellen NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday on expectations that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen would take a dovish tone on monetary policy this week and as traders viewed a fresh drop in oil prices as a sign of deflation.Yellen will testify before Congress on Tuesday in a semiannual address on the economy and monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee.While Treasuries have been underperforming for weeks as investors expected the Fed to hike ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bill yield falls to 2.39pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bill fell at auction on Friday to 2.39 percent from 2.64 percent at the previous sale on Jan. 27, the central bank said. The bank sold all the 500 million rupees ($15 million) worth of bills on offer. It received bids worth 1.170 billion rupees at yields ranging from 2.30 percent to 3.25 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Portugal backs Germany on debt deal for Greece FRANKFURT: Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque insisted in a German newspaper interview on Friday that Greece must fulfil the current conditions of its international bailout. "There is a framework within which we are prepared to talk to the Greek government. That framework is the current aid programme, which is up for extension," Albuquerque told the business daily Handelsblatt."But we are not prepared to talk under any other conditions. Everyone is agreed on this, all ...
Prices off on rate-hike uncertainties NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday after better-than-expected weekly jobless figures shifted sentiment in favor of a start to Fed interest-rate increases sooner than later.The declines reversed gains made Wednesday following the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which were more dovish than expected. On Thursday, 10-year Treasuries were off 19/32 and yielding 2.1081 percent. The yield was up from 2.068 percent on Wednesday.Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio ...
Prices resume decline as Greece offers concessions NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose on Thursday, with prices surrendering some gains from a one-day government bonds rally after Greece offered concessions in its bailout bargaining with other euro zone countries.Yields on 10-year Treasuries last stood at 2.0853 percent, reflecting a price decline of 3/32 and up from 2.068 percent on Wednesday, when Treasuries rallied on bolstered bets the Federal Reserve may delay its first interest rate since 2006.Treasuries often benefit from investors ...
Prices rise as US data cools rate-hike bets NEW YORK: US Treasury yields retreated from recent highs on Wednesday as softer-than-forecast U.S. economic data nibbled away at a growing consensus that Federal Reserve policymakers are readying for an interest rate increase possibly as early as June.Benchmark 10-year notes were last up 8/32 in price to yield 2.1151 percent, down from 2.143 percent late on Tuesday. Earlier, in overseas trading, the yield stood at a high of 2.164 percent, a level last seen on ...


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Arrow DJIA 18,080.14 0.12
Arrow Nasdaq 5,092.09 0.71
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Arrow FTSE 7,070.70 0.24
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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