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Treasuries prices slide in choppy trading; Japan data briefly lifts NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Monday in choppy trading as investors took profits on gains fueled by weak Japanese economic data, ahead of the release this week of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.Market participants expect the Fed minutes to show optimism about the U.S. economy that should keep the U.S. central bank on track to raise interest rates sometime next year."Treasuries have been strong all year and we did see some buying after Japan's GDP data," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York."But we have sort of come off the low in yields because we have the Fed minutes coming up. There's really little scope for the Fed to be dovish given the run of pretty solid U.S. data."U.S. industrial production for October was weaker than expected, falling 0.1 percent, but the report was decent compared with Japan's gross ...

France to sell 7.3-8.8bn euros of bonds on Nov. 20 PARIS: France plans to sell 6.5-7.5 billion euros of medium-term fixed-rate bonds at its next regular auction on Nov. 20, plus 0.8-1.3 billion euros of inflation-linked bonds. Fixed-rate bonds on offer are a February 2017 OAT, July 2017 OAT and November 2019 OAT. Also on offer are a July 2023 OAT linked to French inflation plus a July 2027 and a July 2040 OAT linked to euro zone inflation. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
US long-dated bond prices inch lower ahead of auction NEW YORK: US long-dated Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday ahead of an auction of $16 billion in bonds, while prices on other Treasury maturities were little changed following U.S. jobless claims data.The Treasury will sell $16 billion in 30-year Treasury bonds at 1:00 p.m. EST (1800 GMT), the last leg of this week's $66 billion in new supply. Analysts said dealers were selling some 30-year debt ahead of the auction in order to raise ...
JGBs fall on robust stocks, growing talk of tax-hike delay TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices fell on Wednesday, dragged down by an extended rally for Tokyo stocks and on concerns a possible delay in a sales tax hike could erode heavily indebted Japan's fiscal position. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 3.5 basis points to 0.515 percent, pulling further away from a 19-month low of 0.485 percent hit after the Bank of Japan shocked markets on Oct. 31 by expanding its already massive monetary stimulus. ...
JGBs dip on fresh supply, higher Tokyo stocks TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, weighed by higher Tokyo stocks and an overnight retreat in US Treasuries. JGBs also sagged as the market braced for fresh supply. The Ministry of Finance offered a new batch of 30-year JGBs on Tuesday. The 30-year JGBs are expected to draw decent demand from dealers who need to cover short positions and demand stemming from the Bank of Japan's market operations, through which it buys large ...
Greece to auction 875mn euros of 3-month T-bills on Nov. 12 ATHENS: Greece will auction 875 million euros (1.08 billion US dollar) of three-month treasury bills on November 12 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be November 14. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances. A previous sale of three-month paper in October ...
US yields rise on ADP jobs data, stock gains NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose on Wednesday as payroll processor ADP reported solid U.S. private-sector job growth in October and a higher open in U.S. stocks reduced the safehaven appeal of government debt.Benchmark yields approached the 3-1/2 week highs set earlier this week as Wall Street opened higher partly on news that Republicans took over control of the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's elections. The Republican victories bolstered bets on a push for federal ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln