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US bond yields fall after jump on Fed rate signal NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell on Friday as some appetite for bonds returned after investors scrambled for stocks and other risky assets on the view the US Federal Reserve might raise interest rates in 2015 but do so slowly.Benchmark yields declined from one-week highs as bargain-minded traders reckoned that two days of selling and exit of flattener trades or bets that shorter-term rates would rise faster than longer-term rates were overdone.On Wednesday, the Fed said it would be "patient" on the timing of a rate hike, depending on domestic growth and inflation, both of which have been running below average.In response to the somewhat dovish signal, the Standard & Poor's 500 index had gained 4.5 percent in two days. It also bolstered junk bonds and stabilized oil prices that fell to 5-1/2 year lows earlier this week."The market overshot. It is just stabilizing after two days of sitting near ...

Spanish yields hit new lows as ECB officials discuss QE details LONDON: Spanish bond yields fell to new record lows on Friday, with traders citing a Reuters report saying ECB officials were considering ways to ensure weak countries that stand to gain most from money printing bear more of the risk and cost. Officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, have told Reuters that the ECB could require central banks in countries such as Greece or Portugal to set aside extra money or provisions to cover ...

Kenyan Treasury bill yields seen rising NAIROBI: Yields on Kenya's Treasury bills are expected to rise slightly at next week's sale, taking a cue from yields on a two-year bond sold this week. The central bank will auction 91-day, 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills worth a total 12 billion shillings ($132.89 million). "I think there is room for rates to go higher. The two-year bond came up a bit higher so it shows the government can pick at a better rate," ...

Nigeria sells 195.5bn naira in T-bills, yields rise LAGOS: Nigeria raised 195.56 billion naira ($1.06 billion) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging between three months and one year at higher yields this week, the central bank said on Friday. The bank sold 33.87 billion naira in 3-month treasury bills at 11 percent, compared with 9.99 percent at the Nov. 19 auction. A total of 51.30 billion naira worth of the six month bill was sold at 13.84 percent, against 10.8 percent previously. ...

France to issue 187bn euros in bonds in 2015 PARIS: France will issue 187 billion euros in medium and long term debt next year net of buybacks, the AFT public debt management agency said on Thursday, trimming its target by one billion euros from an initial estimate as France narrows its public deficit.Issuance will rise from 173 billion euros ($213 billion) this year because of a spike in redemptions next year to a record 116.5 billion euros as a wave of bonds issued during ...

Spain sells 2.6bn euro in bonds, 10-year at record low MADRID: Spain sold 2.6 billion euros ($3.2 billion) at a triple bond auction on Thursday, with yields on the 10-year paper hitting fresh lows as expectations of more monetary easing by the European Central Bank next year spurs demand for euro zone debt.Spain's Treasury surpassed the top end of its target to sell between 1.5 billion and 2.5 billion euros on Thursday, in the last bond auction of 2014. It has already sold more than ...

Euro zone bond yields fall as ‘patient’ Fed satisfies investors LONDON: Euro zone bond yields fell on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve struck a more cautious tone than many had expected as the world's largest economy mulls raising interest rates.As predicted by many in the market, the Fed altered a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" at the end of its two-day meeting on Wednesday.But using less hawkish language than many had expected, it said it would now take a ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln