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US bond yields flat ahead of Fed statement NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields were little changed on Wednesday as investors waited to see if the US Federal Reserve's upcoming policy statement would maintain its "considerable time" pledge on keeping interest rates near zero.The US central bank's policy-setting group, the Federal Open Market Committee, is scheduled to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) after a two-day meeting. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference half hour later (1930 GMT).Stronger data on domestic jobs and manufacturing have supported the view that the central bank would consider raising ending its near-zero rate policy in mid-2015, some analysts said."They have set up the path for a rate hike unless something really goes awry," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.But the weakness in Europe and Japan and slowing growth in China pose risks for US economic expansion and might cause ...

US yields fall as oil collapse raises anxiety NEW YORK: The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for US government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30-year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy.With US oil futures falling below $54 a barrel to 5-1/2 year lows, traders have been speculating whether the drop will force the US Federal Reserve to postpone a possible interest ...
Long-dated US bond yields fall as oil sell-off resumes NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasuries yields fell on Monday as oil prices fell to five-year lows, denting inflation expectations and raising the appeal of long-maturity bonds over shorter-dated issues.An earlier rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they wouldn't cut production despite worries about a supply glut. This renewed selling in stocks and buying in longer-dated Treasuries, analysts said."We are again seeing a pullback in energy prices. That's weighed on stocks and put ...
US bond yields rise as oil market stabilizes NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Monday as oil prices steadied above five-year lows and revived bids for stocks and risky assets, reducing the safe-haven appeal of US government debt.The yield rise was limited by persistent concerns about weakening growth and inflation globally.Those worries have supported bets the Federal Reserve might consider keeping its pledge to leave short-term interest rates near zero for a "considerable period" in its latest policy statement at the two-day ...
US yields pare rise after surprise N.Y. Fed index fall NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields scaled back from earlier highs on Monday after the New York Federal Reserve said its index on regional business conditions fell in December to its lowest level in two years, missing market expectations for an increase.The New York Fed's Empire State general business conditions index fell to -3.58 in December from November's 10.16 reading, falling to negative territory for the first time since January 2013.The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries ...
JGBs edge up as BoJ buying helps, Nikkei rise tempers gains TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Friday, helped by the Bank of Japan's regular debt-buying operation. The BoJ offered to buy a total of 1.3 trillion yen ($10.92 billion) of JGBs with maturities ranging from one year to 10 years, as part of its extensive monetary easing programme. The BoJ did not include super long JGBs in its purchases and the yield curve steepened as a result, with the 30-year yield rising 2 ...
German debt demand could scupper bets on rising yields LONDON: Investors betting German bond yields will rise next year could be caught out if European Central Bank quantitative easing and scant supply trigger a fresh wave of demand. Analysts polled by Reuters this week predicted German 10-year yields will rise nearly 50 basis points from current record low levels to 1.15 percent by the end of 2015. That reflects expectations ECB money-printing will succeed in lifting euro zone inflation from near-zero levels and that ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


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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