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US bond prices fall on Fed's Bullard remarks NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell mid-morning Thursday with the 30-year bond losing more than 1 point after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank might want to consider maintaining its bond purchase program to help the economy."Inflation expectations are dropping in the U.S., and that is something that a central bank cannot abide," the regional Fed chief told Bloomberg television. "We have to make sure that inflation and inflation expectations remain near our target."Prolonged bond purchase stimulus from the Fed would support domestic economic growth, boosting appetite for stocks and inflation expectations and pushing up bond yields, traders said.Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes last traded 12/32 lower in price to yield 2.134 percent, up 4 basis points from late on Wednesday. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Greek 10-year yields top 8pc, first time since Feb LONDON: Greek 10-year government bond yields rose above 8 percent for the first time since February of this year on Thursday, driven by concerns over the prospect of early elections and Athens' plans to wean itself off international aid. Greek yields were last 20 basis points higher on the day at 8.05 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Treasuries prices touch new highs as US data disappoints NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices jumped on Wednesday, with the 30-year bond touching a near two-year high as disappointing U.S. economic data aggravated widening worries about a global slowdown.Prices of 30-year Treasuries rose more than 5 points to yield as little as 2.673 percent, a level last seen in November 2012, before pulling back.The long bond last traded up 2-11/32 points and yielded 2.847 percent. On Friday, the maturity yielded 3.015 percent.Benchmark 10-year notes added ...
US 30-year bond yield breaks below 3 percent NEW YORK: The yield on US 30-year Treasuries yield on Tuesday fell below 3 percent for the first time since spring 2013 due to safe-haven demand spurred by the recent sell-off in the stock market and growing worries about a weakening global economy.In early U.S. trading, the 30-year Treasuries yield touched a session low of 2.943 percent at 5:59 a.m. (0959 GMT), according to Reuters data. This compared with a closing level of 3.009 percent ...
Singapore's DBS seeks new insurance tie-up, hires adviser:sources SINGAPORE: Singapore's DBS Group Holdings has hired Morgan Stanley to find a partner to sell life insurance products in Asia under a new deal, after its pact with Aviva Plc ends in 2015, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.Singapore and Hong Kong - two of DBS's strongest markets - are seen as profitable for insurers due to their status as Asia's main wealth management centres and an ageing population.According to Swiss Re research, ...
China money rates slip after PBOC lowers official yield SHANGHAI: China's money rates fell slightly on Tuesday after the central bank lowered the yield at its bond repurchase agreement auctions the second time since July, as part of an effort to lower real funding costs in support of a slowing economy, traders said. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Tuesday lowered the yield of the 14-day bond repurchase agreements during open market operations to 3.4 percent, down from 3.5 percent in its previous ...
Bond yields edge lower on persisting global growth concerns NEW YORK: US long-dated Treasuries yields edged lower on Friday on persisting concerns over global economic growth, while short-dated yields were stable on short-covering after this week's dovish Federal Reserve meeting minutes. Weak German economic data and the International Monetary Fund's third cut to its global growth forecasts this year have ignited fears about the health of overseas economies this week, and fueled some safe-haven bids for US 30-year Treasury bonds Friday. "The price action ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
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WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
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