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Long-term US bond prices gain from China stock rout NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Monday after China's stock market experienced its deepest slide in eight years, which unsettled investors globally and sent them to the relative safety of US government bonds. Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term prices were mixed. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China, and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of the yield curve," said Edward Acton, US Treasuries strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut. The interest rate spread between five-year and 30-year US Treasuries narrowed to around 133 basis points late last week, its smallest margin since May 1 before widening slightly to 136.80 basis points on Monday. Acton said that Chinese purchasing managers data late last week showing a decline exacerbated real economic growth worries in addition to the destabilizing impact ...

Prices edge up as US new-home sales fall NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices drifted higher on Friday in choppy trading, as investors sought safety in government bonds after a softer-than-expected US housing report and amid a persistent downtrend in commodities and weakness on Wall Street. US 30-year bond yields, which move inversely to prices, fell to a seven-week low, while benchmark US 10-year yields slid to a two-week trough. An unexpected drop in US new-home sales further underpinned the rally in the ...

US sells one-year bills at highest rate since 2010 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Tuesday sold $25 billion of one-year T-bills at an interest rate of 0.330 percent, the highest since June 2010 and above the 0.290 percent posted at the last one-year auction held in June. The ratio of bids submitted to the amount of one-year or 52-week bills offered was 3.37, lower than the 3.44 seen in June and the lowest since December 2009. Meanwhile, the Treasury will pay on ...

Romania sells planned 300mn lei of Nov. 2018 bonds BUCHAREST: Romania sold a planned 300 million lei ($73.89 million) worth of November 2018 treasury bonds on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 2.27 percent, central bank data showed.Debt managers last sold the issue, which has a residual maturity of roughly 3.5 years, in July of last year at an average yield of 3.10 percent. They sold January 2018 bonds earlier this month at an average yield of 2.15 percent.So far this year, Romania ...

Bund yields dip as markets wary of hurdles Greece still faces LONDON: German Bund yields dipped on Tuesday as financial markets remained wary of the hurdles Greece needs to clear to receive vital financial aid from the euro zone. The terms of the deal obliged leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to abandon promises of ending austerity and could split his government.The parliament in Athens must ratify the reforms by Wednesday. Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party furious at his capitulation to German ...

Belgian 10-year bond yield inches up in auction BRUSSELS: Belgium raised 2.60 billion euros ($2.88 billion) at an auction of medium- and long-term debt on Monday, the country's debt agency said, with yields for the 10-year benchmark bond rising slightly from last month. The 10-year benchmark sold for a yield of 1.345 percent, up from the 1.259 percent at the last auction in June. The AA-rated sovereign also sold two non-benchmark bonds, the September 2019 bond for which investors paid 0.173 percent, and ...

Mauritius 364-day Treasury bill yield rises to 2.44pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bill rose to 2.44 percent at auction on Friday from 2.21 percent at the previous sale on June 19, the central bank said. The central bank sold all 700 million rupees ($20 million) worth of debt it had offered. It received bids worth 2.55 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 2.15 percent to 3.20 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015


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Arrow DJIA 17,440.59 0.73
Arrow Nasdaq 5,039.78 0.96
Arrow S&P 2,067.64 0.58
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Arrow DAX 11,056.40 2.56
Arrow CAC-40 4,927.60 2.57
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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln