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Ten-year gilt prices rally on downbeat global economic data LONDON: Ten-year gilt prices rose strongly on Tuesday following some downbeat economic data, particularly from the United States, that prompted a rally in safe-haven government bonds.By 1620 GMT the 10-year gilt yield was down around 3.5 basis points on the day at 1.48 percent, as the bond outperformed equivalent German debt but trailed behind surging U.S. Treasuries.Gilts wavered following weaker-than-expected British economic growth data for the fourth quarter, but rallied strongly following after a gauge of U.S. business investment plans unexpectedly fell.The yield spread between 10-year gilts and the equivalent German Bund tightened by more than a basis points on the day to 110 basis points.On Wednesday, Britain's Debt Management Office is widely expected to hold a sale via syndication of the 0.125 percent 2058 index-linked gilt.ADM Investor Services strategist Marc Ostwald said in a note to clients that pension funds would by forced to buy the bonds because of ...


Italy to offer up to 8.25bn euros of CCTEU, BTP at auction ROME: Italy's Treasury said on Monday it would issue up to 8.25 billion euros ($9.32 billion) of floating-rate notes linked to euro-zone inflation (CCTEU), and fixed-rate bonds (BTP) at its regular end-month auction on Jan. 29. The Treasury said in a statement it would offer: Between 1.25 billion euros and 1.75 billion euros of a 9th tranche CCTEU maturing on Dec. 15, 2020. Between 2.5 billion euros and 3 billion euros of a 5th tranche ...

US yields fall as European debt yields drop to record lows NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bond yields fell to record lows, a day after the European Central Bank said it would launch new stimulus in an effort to boost sagging regional growth and stave off deflation.The ECB said it would buy 60 billion euros ($67 billion) of assets a month from March, focusing mainly on sovereign bonds. Bond purchases will cover maturities of up to 30 years - longer ...

Italy to issue 7bn euros of BOTs at end-month auction ROME: The Italian Treasury said on Friday it would offer seven billion euros of first tranche, 6-month Treasury bills (BOTs) at its regular end-month auction on Jan. 28. The BOTs will mature on July 31, 2015. Copyright Reuters, 2015

Portugal 2014 public deficit falls 20pc, beats target LISBON: Portugal's public deficit shrank by 20 percent to 7.07 billion euros ($8 billion) last year as spending fell and tax revenues hit a record high, to beat the government's deficit estimate by 655 million euros, the finance ministry said on Friday. The primary public balance, which excludes debt interest payments, swung to a surplus of 1.03 billion euros from a deficit of 882 million euros a year earlier, the ministry said. Tax revenues rose ...

US to sell fewest 2-year notes in nearly 7 years NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it will, as expected, sell $26 billion in two-year notes next Tuesday, which will be the smallest offering of this maturity since February 2008. The US government's finance arm has reduced the auction sizes of two- and three-year notes for three straight months due to reduced short-term borrowing needs. After the two-year note sale, the Treasury will sell $35 billion in five-year debt on Wednesday and ...

Bonds slip, foes gripe at Venezuela's economic changes CARACAS: Venezuelan bond prices edged down on Thursday while opponents savaged economic changes by President Nicolas Maduro that included a seeming devaluation of the currency and an imminent rise in domestic gasoline prices. Under pressure over the OPEC member's recession, product shortages and plunging oil revenues, Maduro has opted to keep a complex three-tier currency control system, though bands have been shifted to ensure more dollars are sold at higher levels. In a speech on ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln