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Ghana 91-day bill yield dips to 25.8335pc ACCRA: The Bank of Ghana said the yield on its 91-day bill fell to 25.8335 percent at an auction on Friday, from 25.8426 percent at the last sale. The bank said it had accepted all 1.018 billion cedis ($311.38 million) worth of bids tendered for the 91-day paper. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

ECB stimulus plan helps UK gilts bounce back from 9-day low LONDON: British government bond prices recovered from heavy losses early on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would pump hundreds of billions of euros into the sagging euro zone economy. After outperforming strongly on Wednesday, when two Bank of England policymakers dropped their calls for higher interest rates, gilt prices opened sharply lower on Thursday, pushing 10-year gilt yields up nearly 9 basis points to their highest in more than a week. But ...
US Treasury yields fall after ECB announces bond purchases NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced more bond purchases than expected, boosting global liquidity that is expected to support US and European bonds.The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016 despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank and concerns in Berlin that it could allow spendthrift countries to slacken economic reforms."It's likely to impact yields everywhere," said Aaron Kohli, an ...
Long bonds gain as investors grab for higher yields NEW YORK: US Treasury prices gained on Tuesday with 30-year bonds leading the rally, as investors bet that the European Central Bank will launch new quantitative easing this week, keeping longer-dated debt in demand as investors hunt for higher yields.The ECB meeting on Thursday is this week's main focus, when many expect the central bank will announce purchases of government bonds in a bid to fight off deflation and kickstart growth."If you are looking for ...
Fed's Williams: bond yields reflect weakness abroad, not at home SAN FRANCISCO: Low yields on US Treasuries, often associated with expectations of slow future domestic growth, are "not about the US economy and the Federal Reserve" but mostly reflect weakness in the global economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. Global weakness is also a key reason for dropping market-based measures of inflation expectations, San Francisco Fed President John Williams told reporters after a speech. Despite the weakness abroad, he said, the US economy ...
US bond prices fall as data spark profit-taking NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Friday as an upbeat report on US consumer sentiment and less dire data on inflation sparked profit-taking on recent gains tied to fears about deflation in Europe and a surprise policy move by the Swiss central bank. The US government debt market came off five days of gains linked to safe-haven demand that had sent the 30-year bond yield to a series of record lows. A small rebound ...
US bond futures pare losses after hitting session low NEW YORK: US 10-year Treasury note futures pared losses mid-morning Friday as an upbeat report on U.S. consumer sentiment spurred a sell-off in the bond market, which some traders said was intensified by program selling.On the Chicago Board of Trade, 10-year T-note futures for March delivery was last down 13/32 at 129-29/32 after hitting a session low at 129-24/32.Earlier Friday, the University of Michigan said its widely followed gauge on U.S. consumer sentiment rose to ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,387.21 1.65
Arrow Nasdaq 4,681.50 1.89
Arrow S&P 2,029.55 1.34
Arrow FTSE 6,811.61 0.60
Arrow DAX 10,628.58 1.57
Arrow CAC-40 4,624.21 1.09
Arrow Nikkei 17,768.30 1.72
Arrow H.Seng 24,807.28 0.41
Arrow Sensex 29,571.04 1.00

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln