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JGBs capped by higher stocks, 30 year sale eyed TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices inched down on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks extended gains amid an easing of immediate geopolitical concerns. Caution ahead of a 30-year JGB auction later in the session kept the bond market in tight range. Market participants saw demand from the usual buyers of superlong JGBs such as 30-years dented by low yields, with traditional investors in long tenors, notably life insurers and pension funds, showing interest in higher-yielding foreign bonds. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose half a basis point to 0.515 percent. The yield fell to a 16-month low of 0.500 percent last week when geopolitical tensions increased demand for safe havens such as government bonds. September 10-year futures stood unchanged at 146.08. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.4 percent after surging 2.4 percent the previous day.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Ukraine tensions push yields on safe-haven Bunds to record lows LONDON: German Bund yields fell to record lows on Wednesday as investors sought refuge in top-rated assets after Russia appeared to step up military exercises near its border with Ukraine.Data showing Italy unexpectedly slipped back into recession in the second quarter, exacerbating worries about the pace of the euro zone's economic recovery, also fuelled demand for investments perceived as offering a safe haven."Geopolitical strains in Ukraine with reports of possible Russian retaliation are fuelling a ...
JGBs flat; market wary of pushing already low yields further down TOKYO: The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield hovered near 15-month lows on Wednesday amid a latest flare up in geopolitical worries, but wariness over pushing already expensive debt prices even higher hemmed the market in a tight range. Tokyo's Nikkei fell 0.9 percent after Wall Street slid overnight in wake of speculation that Russia was gathering its forces on the border with Ukraine. Still, weaker equities were not enough of a factor to move ...
Turkey's 10-year bond yield rises after inflation higher than expected ISTANBUL: Turkey's 10-year benchmark bond yield rose to 9.30 percent on Monday after July inflation came in higher than expected, from 9.18 percent before the data announcement. Turkish consumer prices rose 0.45 percent month-on-month in July, exceeding a forecast of a 0.15 percent rise in a Reuters poll, for a year-on-year increase of 9.32 percent, the Turkish Statistics Institute said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds fall after central bank partially devolves auction MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell on Friday after the central bank did not fully sell its allotment of debt at the 140 billion rupees ($2.29 billion) auction, with the devolvement to traders including the new 10-year bond introduced last week.The Reserve Bank of India devolved around one-third of the 90 billion rupees in the 2024 bonds that were sold for the first time last week.Analysts said the devolvement was not a surprise given the RBI ...
Nigeria to raise 195bn naira in Treasury bills LAGOS: Nigeria plans to raise 195.17 billion naira ($1.21 billion) in short-dated treasury bills at an auction next Wednesday, the central bank said on Friday. The bank said it plans to raise 45.17 billion naira in one month treasury bills, 50 billion naira in 6-month paper and 100 billion naira in the one year debt note. Traders said yields on the debt are expected to fall in line with the trend seen at the previous ...
Bond prices climb as US durable goods data drag NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices jumped on Friday, with fixed-income traders disappointed by soft spots in US durable goods data, knocking benchmark 10-year yields back below 2.50 percent. Despite a heftier-than-forecast 0.7 percent overall rise during June of long-lasting US manufactured items, analysts and traders focused on weaknesses in airlines and other sectors that shakes optimism about US economic growth. "The underlying tone of this report was disappointing," said TD Securities strategist Millan Mulraine. "The ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,265.99 0.64
Arrow Nasdaq 4,593.43 0.68
Arrow S&P 2,011.36 0.49
Arrow FTSE 6,819.29 0.57
Arrow DAX 9,798.13 1.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,464.70 0.75
Arrow Nikkei 16,067.57 1.13
Arrow H.Seng 24,168.72 0.85
Arrow Sensex 27,112.21 1.81

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln