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RBI to buy record Indian bonds via OMOs in FY13 MUMBAI: India's central bank may buy a record 1 trillion rupees ($17.86 billion) of bonds in the rest of this f i scal year to prevent a severe cash shortage from worsening, but yields may not fall much until interest rates are cut, a Reuters poll showed. Views ranged from a low of 400 billion rupees to a maximum of 1.5 trillion rupees of bond purchases done via open market operations in the rest of the fiscal year ending in March 2013, according to the Reuters poll of 18 traders and primary dealers. The projection would imply the Reserve Bank of India is on track to buy debt worth about 1.7 percent of the projected gross domestic product for fiscal 2012-13, when added to the 687 billion rupees already bought since the start of the year. Traders view OMOs as a tactical decision to provide enough cash to banks to allow the federal ...

Bund futures hit 6-week lows on Fed easing prospect  LONDON: German Bund futures fell to six-week lows and Spanish 10-year yields dipped on Wednesday as some investors bet on more monetary stimulus from the US central bank and action to help shield Spain and Italy from more selling pressure. Traders said mostly short-term investors were active in the market and the move might reverse soon, especially if a Spanish auction of short- and medium-term debt on Thursday disappoints. The Federal Reserve concludes a two-day policy meeting ...

ISTANBUL: The yield on Turkey's benchmark bond fell to 8.92 percent on Wednesday, the lowest level since the end of February, after Moody's Investors Service raised Turkey's government bond ratings by one notch to Ba1 from Ba2. The agency cited a significant improvement in Turkey's public finances and the resulting increased shock-absorption capacity of the government's balance sheet. Copyright Reuters, 2012

Spanish and Italian CDS fall along with yields  LONDON: The cost of insuring Spanish and Italian debt against default fell on Wednesday as investors clung to hopes of more central bank stimulus or crisis-fighting policy action, improving appetite towards debt issued by peripheral countries. Expectations the Federal Reserve may provide more support to the world's largest economy when it announces its monetary policy decision later in the day, improved appetite for riskier assets including Italian and Spanish debt in early trade. Europe told a Group ...

German Bund futures stay near 6-week low  LONDON: German Bund futures lingered around their lowest levels in six weeks on Wednesday as investors betting on more monetary stimulus from the US central bank preferred riskier, higher-yielding assets. The Federal Reserve concludes a two-day policy meeting later and the market has high expectations that it may extend its bond-buying programme dubbed "Operation Twist". The programme aims to push down long-term borrowing costs by selling short-term securities to buy longer-term ones. At 0607 GMT, Bund futures ...

Key South Africa bond yield hits record low, rand gains  JOHANNESBURG: Yields on South African government bonds dropped to multi-month lows on Tuesday, extending a three-week rally as investors returned to riskier emerging market assets and helped push the rand though a firm resistance level against the dollar. The three-year bond yield dropped to a record 6.05 percent while the yield on the 14-year issue hit an eight-month low of 8.02 percent. "The whole market has got a little bit excited. This has all been foreign-driven. We've ...

Spanish yields fall after bill sale, Bunds sell-off  LONDON: Spain's government bond yields fell sharply but remained above the 7 percent danger level on Tuesday, as a short-term debt sale showed Madrid was still able to access international markets although at increasing cost to the Treasury. The Spanish government paid the highest average cost since the launch of the euro to sell 12-month paper, with the higher yields helping lure investors.  Concerns about the country's long-term ability to fund itself are so acute that analysts ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
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WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln