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Ecuador returns to bond market with $2bn sale QUITO: Ecuador sold $2 billion in government-backed bonds, in a return to international markets after a partial debt default in 2008 and 2009, the finance ministry said Tuesday.The bonds, in the international capital market, "were negotiated for a term of 10 years and a yield of 7.95 percent," the ministry said in a statement."Demand for our bonds had been much higher than what we are offering, demonstrating confidence in our country," it added.The negotiation over the bonds was done in the United States by a team of finance ministers and Ecuador's central bank.President Rafael Correa cheered the news, telling reporters "we have done very well in international markets" with the issue of $2 billion in bonds.In 2008, Correa's socialist government decreed a section of the public debt "illegitimate" and suspended payment.In order to rejoin the international bond market, Ecuador negotiated recently to buy back some of its debt at between ...

Yields rise as US consumer price inflation jumps NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday after consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year, which may give the Federal Reserve more confidence in adopting a hawkish tone when it meets this week.The Labor Department said on Tuesday its consumer price index increased 0.4 percent last month, with food prices posting their biggest rise since August 2011.Low inflation has posed a problem for the Fed's ability to raise interest rates ...
Indonesia sells 185bn rupiah of Islamic bonds, yields higher JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 185 billion rupiah ($15.7 million) of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, far below an indicative target of 1.5 trillion rupiah, the ministry's debt office said. The ministry only sold six-month Islamic T-bills with yields of 5.96833 percent.That was higher than the previous auction's 5.75000 percent. There were no winning bids for the 6-year and 29-year project-based sukuk.Total bids for Tuesday's auction was 2.717 trillion rupiah, lower than the ...
Spain sells 5.0 billion euros short-term debt, record low yields MADRID: Spain sold at the top end of its targeted amount at a scheduled auction of 6- and 12-month T-bills on Tuesday, with yields at record lows as investors search for relatively high returns while official rates are close to zero.The Treasury sold 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) at the top end of a target range of between 4 billion and 5 billion euros. The 6-month bill sold 910 million euros at an average yield ...
India's HDFC to raise at least 5bn rupees via 10-year bonds MUMBAI: India's Housing Development Finance Corp will raise at least 5 billion rupees through 10-year bonds at 9.24 percent, three bankers said on Tuesday. Axis Bank is the sole arranger for the bond issue which also carries a greenshoe option.The pay-in for the issue is likely by the end of this week, one of the sources said.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Treasuries prices up on Iraq safety buying; US data limits gains NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday as fighting in Iraq and Ukraine increased demand for safe-haven bonds, though solid US economic data limited gains.Worries about Iraq were intensifying after insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom also reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed ...
Foreigners sold US Treasuries, corp bonds in April: Treasury NEW YORK: Foreigners sold U.S. long-term securities, including Treasuries and corporate bonds, in April versus buying in March, data from the U.S. Treasury showed on Monday.The net sales of long-term U.S. assets notched $24.2 billion in April following a net inflow of $4.1 billion the month before.Including short-dated assets such as bills, however, overseas investors bought $136.8 billion in April, reversing revised outflows of $122.3 billion in March.Long-term U.S. Treasuries showed an outflow of $13.59 ...


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