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US bond yields rise as data soothes jitters NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Thursday to their highest levels in over a week as domestic and overseas data reduced jitters about a year-end slowdown in the global economy, paring safe-haven demand for low-risk government debt. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the US Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the lowest since December 2000. The ongoing decline in Americans receiving unemployment benefits signaled some of them might have returned to work and that the labor market is firming. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed modest improvement in early October, but analysts said the figures did not signal those economies were poised for significant rebounds. "There has been an ease of fear. We are in a slow-growing economy. We are plugging ...


Kenya 91-day Treasury bill yield falls to 8.706pc NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills fell to 8.706 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.715 percent a week ago, the central bank said. The bank said it received bids worth 639 million shillings ($7.16 million) for the 3 billion shillings worth of bills on offer, and accepted the entire amount. The bank said it would auction a 91-, 182- and 364-day Treasury bills worth a total of 12 billion shillings ...

Upbeat business surveys encourage investors out of Bund refuge LONDON: German government bond yields edged higher on Thursday after an unexpected uptick in euro zone business surveys staved off fears the bloc could be headed for a triple-dip recession. Markit, which publishes the survey, said the positive reading for the euro zone manufacturing sector points to an expansion in gross domestic product in the current quarter."There's been a string of bad news so this is one thing at least to give a little bit ...

Investors return to periphery debt as ECB mulls corporate bond buys LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields fell on Tuesday after several sources told Reuters the ECB was considering buying corporate bonds, quelling some concerns that the central bank was not doing enough to stoke inflation and growth.The report also prompted investors to pull out of safe haven German bonds, where they had sought refuge after a series of weak growth data - the latest of which came from China on Monday - dragged on the ...

Solid US data calms euro zone bond market but more volatility seen LONDON: Euro zone bond markets looked more stable on Monday after solid US economic data eased some of the concerns over a slowdown in global growth that led to sharp sell-offs in peripheral debt last week.Yields on the euro zone's lowest-rated debt rose by 40 to over 200 basis points from lows to highs last week -- among the biggest moves seen since the peak of the debt crisis -- before retreating on Friday.Signs that ...

India's 10-year bonds gain on hopes of more reforms from Modi govt MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after the deregulation of fuel prices and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party wins in two state elections raised hopes of further reform measures from the government.The boost to bonds came after the government on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas - twin moves that are expected to reduce government's fiscal subsidies.Traders were also enthused by the big gains made by ...

Indonesia raises $1.77bn from sale of retail bonds JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 21.22 trillion rupiah ($1.77 billion) of retail bonds to Indonesians between Oct. 1-16, an official at its debt-management office said on Monday. The sale topped the target of 20 trillion rupiah. The three-year bond was sold with a coupon set at 8.50 percent per annum, the same pricing as last year. A total of 32,638 individuals bought the bonds, including entrepreneurs, company employees and housewives. Retail bonds are sold every ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
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