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Turkish bond yields dip on rate cut hopes  ISTANBUL: Turkish bond yields fell on Thursday on rising speculation the central bank could soon cut its overnight lending rate, while the lira strengthened versus a euro-dollar basket on prospects for greater global liquidity after China and the ECB cut rates. Turkish stocks fell sharply as oil prices rose above $100 a barrel, prompting investors to sell shares of energy-dependent Turkish companies. Data this week indicating inflation pressure in Turkey is easing has raised expectations the central bank could soon cut its overnight lending rate to shore up a slowing economy and that has boosted bond prices. The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond closed at 8.06, its lowest since September 2011, compared with a previous close at 8.17 percent. "Bonds are very strong due to the fall in inflation and expectations that the central bank will reduce the banks' funding costs in the coming period," said Ozlem Derici, economist at Erste Securities Istanbul. "I ...

Italian 10-year bond yield spikes above 6.0pc  PARIS: Italy's 10-year bond yield climbed back above 6.0 percent on Thursday as tension returned to the markets after ECB said it did not consider further anti-crisis measures at a monthly meeting. Shortly after 1400 GMT the rate of return asked by investors to hold Italian 10-year bonds rose to 6.016 percent from 5.755 percent at Wednesday's close. It had been below 6.0 percent since last week's EU summit when leaders took steps to confront the ...

India bond yields rise; hopes for foreign purchases wane  MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields rose on Thursday on waning hopes for lower withholding taxes for foreign investors, on a session already marked by disappointment after an auction of debt limits for overseas participants attracted only tepid demand. An auction of unused debt limits for foreign institutional investors late on Wednesday was under-subscribed, reflecting a lack of interest that analysts attributed to lock in periods that reduced the appeal of government debt. Bonds were further hurt after ...

Spain borrowing costs rise in key bond sale  MADRID: Spain paid sharply higher borrowing costs on benchmark 10-year bonds Thursday in its first debt sale since European Union leaders struck a deal to tackle the eurozone crisis. Spain sold 3.0 billion euros ($3.8 billion) of three-, four- and 10-year government bonds, the central bank said. On the 10-year bonds, it had to offer investors an average return of 6.430 percent, up from 6.044 percent in the last comparable sale on June 7. Copyright AFP (Agence ...

Bunds edge up ahead of ECB, Spanish auction  LONDON: German government bonds rose on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting where expectations are for rates to be cut to a record low although many investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the decision. Spanish bond yields extended this week's rise before a debt auction where borrowing costs are set to stay high with the relief rally seen after last week's euro zone summit beginning to reverse. The ECB announces its policy decision ...

Spanish bond yields rise before auction  LONDON: Spanish government bond yields rose on Thursday, ahead of an auction of up to 3 billion euros worth of three-, four- and 10-year debt as investors made room in their books for the new supply. Ten-year Spanish yields were last 11 basis points higher at 6.52 percent, taking the spread over benchmark German Bunds to 508 basis points. Italian 10-year yields also rose slightly to 5.83 percent. Spanish five-year yields were 18 bps higher at 5.68 ...

Bunds steady ahead of ECB, Spanish auction  LONDON: German government bonds were steady at Thursday's open with investors sidelined ahead of a Spanish debt auction and European Central Bank policy meeting where expectations are for rates to be cut to a record low. The ECB announces its policy decision at 1145 GMT, with dismal economic data paving the way for the central bank to take its main refinancing rate down to just 0.75 percent . "Twenty-five basis points seems to be the consensus and ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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