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Indian bonds fall for 2nd straight day; debt sale Thurs in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gave up all gains to end marginally lower on Wednesday as traders pared positions ahead of the heavy 200 billion rupee ($3.32 billion) debt sale on Thursday in a holiday-shortened three-day trading week.Bonds fell for a second straight session as traders freed up their portfolios to absorb the supply, since most bonds on offer are illiquid and are among the least traded, with yields of most ending at least 20 bps higher than the 10-year benchmark bond.The high yields could spark devolvement if RBI is unwilling to pay such high returns, traders said."Primary dealers have sold adequate duration to make up for devolvement if any happens," said Kush Sonigara, an analyst with My Capital Solutions."Increased participation coupled with mixed cues will restrain bonds to move in a narrow range," Sonigara added.The benchmark 10-year yield ended 1 basis point up at 8.96 percent, after falling as much ...

Spain may use bond switches, buy backs to prevent repayment pile-up LONDON: Spain may use bond switches and buy-backs later this year, its head of funding said on Tuesday, aiming to take advantage of cheap rates and stop investors worrying about how it will manage its debt repayments.Such measures to delay near-term debt redemptions have already been taken by other vulnerable countries in the euro zone like Italy which were forced to concentrate debt issuance in shorter tenors when the sovereign debt crisis hit.More than half ...

Greece to sell 1.25bn euros of 3-month T-bills on April 15 ATHENS: Greece will auction 1.25 billion euros ($173.51 billion) of three-month treasury bills on April 15 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be April 22. 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 with the help of crisis-struck Greek banks. Last month Greece sold ...

German bond futures rally after US Fed minutes LONDON: German bond futures opened firmer on Thursday as minutes of the US Federal Reserve's March policy meeting eased some worries the central bank might raise interest rates as soon as next year's first half.The perceived dovish tone of the minutes was also seen supporting riskier credits, setting up a firm backdrop for Greece's return to the bond market just two years after it defaulted. Greece launches a new five-year benchmark bond on Thursday via ...

China finance ministry to re-open 28bn yuan 10-year bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Thursday it will re-open a previous issue of 10-year bonds, auctioning an additional 28 billion yuan ($4.52 billion) on April 16. The bonds will be issued from April 16 to 21 and begin secondary market trading on April 23, it said in a statement published on the website of China's main bond clearing house, China Central Depository & Clearing Co Ltd. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Greece sells 1.3bn euros of 6-month T-bills, yield falls ATHENS: Greece sold 1.3 billion euros ($1.79 billion) of six-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said. The T-bills were priced to yield 3.01 percent, down from 3.60 percent in a March auction. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 3.10, up from 2.31 in the previous sale. The amount raised included 300 million euros in non-competitive bids.The settlement date for Tuesday's auction will be April 11. Monthly ...

China raises 2014 short term foreign debt quota to $43.39bn BEIJING: China has set a quota for the total amount of short-term foreign debt that banks and companies can borrow in 2014 at $43.39 billion, the nation's foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) did not give a comparative figure, though it has previously said the quota was $37.3 billion in 2013. Of the total, the quota for selected Chinese banks will be $13.9 billion while that for qualified ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
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