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Mauritius cuts 2015 growth forecast on core industry slump PORT LOUIS: Mauritius has lowered its growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 percent from its previous estimate of 4.1 percent due to a slump in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors, Statistics Mauritius said on Tuesday. A decline in fishing has hit agricultural output, a weaker performance from the textile sector has affected manufacturing figures and construction has suffered due to slower public infrastructure expansion, the statistics agency said. The agricultural sector is expected to grow by 3.6 percent, instead of 6.1 percent as earlier predicted, while the manufacturing sector will grow at 1.9 percent instead of 2.5 percent as forecasted earlier, Statistics Mauritius said. The construction sector will grow at 1.4 percent rather than 3.3 percent, it said.Mauritius, which markets itself as a bridge between Africa and Asia, is trying to shift an economy mostly focused on sugar, textiles and tourism towards offshore banking, business outsourcing, luxury real estate ...


Nigeria plans to sell 180-240bn of naira bonds in Q3 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to issue 180 billion to 240 billion naira of five and 20-year bonds in the third quarter, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Monday. The DMO raised 210.22 billion naira ($1.1 billion) through government bond sales in the second quarter. The debt management office plans to sell the 15.54 percent 2020 bond at auctions in July, August and September with 35-45 billion naira on offer each month. It said it would ...

Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bills yield rises to 1.76pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bill rose to 1.76 percent at an auction on Friday from 1.72 percent at the previous sale on June 5, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius said it had sold all the 1 billion rupees ($29 million) worth of securities it had offered. It said it had received bids worth 2.11 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.75 percent to 2.60 percent. Copyright ...

Two-year gilt yields hit seven-month peak as market eyes BoE outlook LONDON: Short-dated gilt yields rose to their highest level since November on Thursday, adjusting further to recent comments from Bank of England policymakers who suggested they could soon vote to hike interest rates.The two-year British government bond yield peaked at 0.699 percent, its highest level since Nov. 7, and was last 3 basis points up on the day at 0.685 percent.The five-year yield, while rising less strongly than the two-year gilt yield, touched a new ...

Euro zone bond markets turn cautious on Greek deal prospects LONDON: Italian, Spanish and Portuguese borrowing costs rose on Wednesday as doubts over a deal to save Greece from default and keep it in the euro zone re-emerged. Yields on top-rated German Bunds fell as investors sought refuge in safe-haven assets. A Greek government official said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told associates that creditors had rejected proposals presented by Athens to bridge a budget gap. Tsipras made the comments before heading to Brussels to meet ...

JGBs dip as Nikkei gains, Greece debt talks awaited TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices dipped Monday in response to a rise in Tokyo's Nikkei, but caution ahead of talks between cash-strapped Greece and its creditors later in the day limited market activity.Athens hopes to clinch a deal and unlock aid before it faces a month-end debt repayment deadline, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras making a new offer on Sunday to foreign creditors.Still, uncertainty clouded the horizon ahead of Monday's emergency meetings, which includes ...

Greek bonds have not traded on electronic platform for a month LONDON: Investors have not traded Greek government bonds on the HDAT electronic platform for almost a month as the country struggles to reach a vital cash-for-reform deal with its creditors, data from Greece's central bank showed on Friday. The data shows not a single bond has been traded since May 20, in a sign investors have moved to the sidelines, lacking the appetite to buy what is currently considered one of the riskiest assets in ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln