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US bond prices rise on Greek debt talk worries NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240-billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation.This week's $90 billion worth of fixed-rate in two-year, five-year and seven-year issues, in addition to $13 billion in two-year floating-rate supply, limited the market's gains.The bond market was also digesting last week's rally with the two-year yield posting its biggest drop since December 2010 after the Federal Reserve downgraded its assessment of the economy and the expected path of rate increases into 2017."This is an incredibly important week for Greece. The level of anxiety could run high but there is still optimism there will be a resolution between Greece and its creditors," said Ed Atkins, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.Tensions between the new Greek government and other members of the euro zone on the implementation of economic reforms ...

South Africa's 3-month Treasury bill yield dips to 5.85pc JOHANNESBURG: South Africa sold 2.26 billion rand ($184 million) in three-month Treasury Bills on Friday, at an average yield of 5.85 percent from 5.87 percent last week, central bank data showed.The bid to cover ratio edged higher to 3.0 from 2.7 last week. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Bonds draw heavy demand as Fed worries pass for now BUDAPEST: Central European assets rose on Thursday and government bond auctions in the region attracted strong demand after the Federal Reserve pushed back expectations for its first rate rise in almost a decade.Higher US rates would make the assets of Europe's emerging markets less attractive and the risk of a US rate hike in June had caused wobbles in the region's markets in the past two weeks.Offsetting that, Central European assets have been buoyed by ...
Most yields rise but long-dated slip day after Fed meeting NEW YORK: Short- and medium-dated US Treasuries yields rose modestly on Thursday, bouncing off multi-week lows on the view that the Federal Reserve is still moving closer to tightening monetary policy despite its recent dovish statement. Yields on Treasury notes maturing within two to 10 years edged higher after plunging on Wednesday after the Fed cut its inflation outlook for 2015 and its forecast for US economic growth following a two-day policy meeting. Yields on ...
Irish debt at negative yields for first time ever DUBLIN: Eurozone member Ireland on Thursday auctioned short-term public debt at a negative yield for the first time as the European Central Bank's stimulus programme drives down borrowing costs across Europe. The National Treasury Management Agency sold 500 million euros ($532.77 million) of six month treasury bills at a yield of minus 0.01 percent.Negative yields mean investors will pay to lend money to those seeking cash. But they can still make money should for example ...
US T-bill rates rise on view of Fed rate hike NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills rose early Wednesday as some traders anticipated the Federal Reserve might signal it would raise rates later this year due to a strengthening jobs market.Analysts expect Fed policy-makers, who are holding a two-day policy meeting that ends on Wednesday, to remove the word "patient" in reference to the timing of a rate increase in a statement expected to be issued at 2 p.m. (1600 GMT).Analysts said such ...
Yields fall at long end, rise on bills before Fed statement NEW YORK: US medium- and long-dated Treasury yields hit multi-week lows on Wednesday as investors expected the Federal Reserve could note the lack of inflationary pressures in its upcoming policy statement.The expectation of higher interest rates before long boosted yields on ultra-short Treasury bills as traders anticipate that strength in the U.S. jobs market will still lead the Fed to raise rates by June or September, affecting pricing in short-dated Treasury bills.Analysts said weakness in ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,976.31 1.49
Arrow Nasdaq 4,947.44 1.15
Arrow S&P 2,081.24 1.22
Arrow FTSE 6,891.43 0.53
Arrow DAX 12,086.01 1.83
Arrow CAC-40 5,083.52 0.98
Arrow Nikkei 19,411.40 0.65
Arrow H.Seng 24,855.12 1.51
Arrow Sensex 27,975.68 1.88

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
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