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JGB yields hit multi-month lows on BOJ operation, stronger Treasuries TOKYO: Japanese government bond yields hit multi-month lows on Friday as the Bank of Japan's regular debt-buying operation and firmer US Treasuries lifted market sentiment.The two-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to -0.015 percent, a three-month low. Investors took heart after the BOJ bought 2.5 trillion yen ($20.9 billion) of short-term bills in a regular debt-purchasing operation.The central bank regularly buys debt from the market as part of its extensive quantitative easing scheme.The benchmark 10-year yield dropped 2 basis points to 0.29 percent, its lowest since early February.Giving JGBs a lift, Treasuries gained overnight after weaker US economic data rekindled doubts about whether the US economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year.Uneasiness about Greece and its future in the euro zone have also underpinned safe-haven demand for sovereign debt like JGBs and Treasuries.Copyright Reuters, 2015


US bonds add losses after home sales data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices extended their earlier decline on Wednesday as a stronger-than-forecast 6.1 percent rise in domestic home resales in March revived bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. The 30-year bond was down as much as 1-4/32 point with a yield of 2.643 percent, which was the highest since mid-March, according to Reuters data. It was last down 28/32 in price for a yield of 2.631 percent, up ...

US bonds pare gains after Wall St opens higher NEW YORK: Most US Treasuries prices turned flat early Tuesday, paring their initial gains after Wall Street opened higher as company results beat reduced expectations and curbed some appetite for low-yielding US government bonds. Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were up 1/32 in price to yield 1.893 percent, down 0.4 basis point from late on Monday. The 10-year yield was as low as 1.865 percent earlier.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Grexit worries, ECB buying send German yields towards zero LONDON: German 10-year borrowing costs resumed a fall towards zero on Monday with worries about Greece exiting the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets and the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme crushing yields. Yields were vanishing across the euro zone. Belgium became the sixth euro zone country to sell five-year bonds at a negative yield after Finland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France. In secondary markets, German 10-year yields retreated 1 basis point to ...

Yields rise after consumer price inflation increases NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Friday after data showed that US consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March, erasing an earlier fall when German government debt yields plunged to new lows.US consumer prices rose in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February."The market was up overnight following ...

Yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills falls to 1.57pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bill fell to 1.57 percent at auction on Friday from 1.95 percent at the previous sale on March 20, the central bank said. The central bank, Bank of Mauritius, sold all the 700 million rupees ($19 million) worth of debt it had offered. Bids totalled 2.285 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 1.54 percent to 2.50 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015

Yields rise on manufacturing data, Fed's Fischer notes on inflation NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Thursday, reversing earlier bond strength, after a manufacturing survey showed economic improvement and as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer cited rising inflation and wage pressures.Treasuries have rallied in recent weeks as a weaker-than-expected March employment report and other data pointed to slowing growth that is expected to keep the Fed on hold for longer.Investors have also been reluctant to have large exposure to the bonds, however, on ...


 



 
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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%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 04, 2015
Reserves $17.491 bln