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Italy mulling new 15-yr bond sale, possibly next week MILAN: Italy's Treasury is considering issuing a new 15-year bond possibly as early as next week, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. "A new 15-year bond is in the air," one of the sources said. The Treasury declined to comment. Italy sells new long-term bonds via a syndicate of banks. No regular auctions of Italian debt are scheduled for next week. The source said that some investors who would be interested in buying longer-term Italian bonds were discouraged by current secondary market prices."With a new (15-year) bond the Treasury could attract also those investors that do not want to hold bonds they bought at a price that is well above par," the source said. The current 15-year benchmark, maturing in March 2030 and with an outstanding amount of around 16 billion euros, traded on Thursday at price of 127, yielding 1.5 percent. The coupon on the new ...

Rally goes on after strong foreign auction bid NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Wednesday after foreigners bid heavily for American debt during a government auction of $21 billion of benchmark 10-year notes.Long maturities, the biggest beneficiaries from a widening of relative values against eurozone debt, again outperformed in late New York trading on Wednesday. The 30-year was last up 21/32 and yielding 2.6885 percent, compared with 2.843 percent at Friday's close.After rallying on Monday and Tuesday, prices for U.S. government debt ...
US sells 3-year notes at highest yield since 2011 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Tuesday sold $24 billion of three-year notes at a yield of 1.104 percent, which was the highest at a three-year note auction since April 2011, Treasury data showed.In February, the government sold $24 billion of three-year securities at a yield of 1.050 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
European Central Bank bond buying fuels US rally NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields fell on Tuesday, as Europe's massive bond-buying program dropped yields there, adding to the relative value of U.S. Treasuries.Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note were last at 2.1262 percent, reflecting a price rise of 19/32, as bond yields in Ireland, Spain and other euro zone countries hit record lows."That relative value trade is what is driving the market, more than anything else," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. ...
Yields pulled lower by Europe's bond buying NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields were pulled lower on Tuesday by Europe's massive bond-buying program and gathering expectations the Federal Reserve will soon shift away from near-zero interest rates. Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note were last at 2.1438 percent, reflecting a price rise of 15/32, as bond yields in Ireland, Spain and other euro zone countries hit record lows.Germany's 10-year bund yielded as little as 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day ...
UK gilt auction draws weakest demand in almost four years LONDON: Britain had the weakest demand for its government debt in nearly four years at an auction of its 2068 bond on Tuesday, another sign that investors may be looking elsewhere for higher returns as the economy picks up. Investors bid for 1.25 times the 1.5 billion pounds ($2.26 billion) of gilts maturing in July 2068 on offer from the UK Debt Management Office -- the least since May 2011. It followed a sale of ...
Euro bond purchases weigh on US yields NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday as yields tracked lower with euro zone interest rates being pressured by the launch of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program.Price gains were strongest in long U.S. maturities, where differences between America's relatively high interest rates and European rates have the most effect on buying.The 30-year Treasury was up as much as 1 full point in price and yielding 2.787 percent in late-morning New ...


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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
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln