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Turkey ISTANBUL: Turkish lender Vakifbank said on Monday it will issue a 91-day, 100 million lira ($55.65 million) bond and a 175-day, 200 million lira bond on Sept. 17-19.   In a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, Vakifbank said the offer would be raised up to 500 million lira depending on bids.   Copyright Reuters, 2012

Spanish yields hit 5-month low in ECB afterglow  LONDON: Spanish 10-year yields hit five-month lows on Monday, with investors buoyed by European Central Bank bond-buying plans, but further falls were seen capped by uncertainty over when Madrid would seek aid to trigger the scheme. Spanish yields fell below 6 percent for the first time since May on Friday after the ECB committed to buying potentially unlimited amounts of bonds issued by struggling countries in a bid to lower their borrowing costs.  The bond purchases were, ...

Bunds reverse early losses on Fed stimulus talk  LONDON: German Bund futures rose in choppy early trading on Monday, reversing an initial fall after the open, supported by strong demand in the US Treasury market where investors were betting on fresh monetary stimulus. The combination of quantitative easing exepctations in the United States, fuelled by weak jobs data released last week, and ongoing concerns around euro zone struggler Greece helped support a bid for safe-haven German debt. Bund futures rose to a session high of ...

Turkish bond yields hit 20-month low on bank costs, data  ISTANBUL: Turkey's benchmark bond yield fell to its lowest level since January 2011 on Friday as the central bank funding costs dropped further and a weak U.S job report fuelled hopes of more global stimulus measures. Since June, the central bank has been easing liquidity in response to falling economic growth and inflation, encouraging banks to buy more bonds. The average lira funding rate for banks stood at 6.20 percent on Friday, far below the 11.95 ...

Bunds extend rise after US jobs data  LONDON: German Bund futures extended their rise on Friday after a below-forecast US payrolls report fueled demand for German debt on expectations that the Federal Reserve would launch fresh buying of closely-correlated US Treasuries. Non-farm payrolls increased only 96,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, compared to a Reuters forecast of 125,000. German Bund futures rose 40 basis points to 140.57. "Payrolls was absolutely awful. The world is (in trouble) in terms of growth so QE3 ...

Ten-year gilt yields hit 10-week high on Draghi, data  LONDON: Ten-year gilt yields rose to a 10-week high on Friday, extending Thursday's sell-off in safe-haven assets after the European Central Bank announced plans to buy euro zone peripheral debt and British industrial output grew faster than expected. The yield on a 10-year gilt jumped 8 basis points on the day to touch 1.798 percent at 1049 GMT, a level last seen on June 29, as prices fell sharply following Thursday's news conference from ECB President ...

Indian bond yields snap 4-day fall as oil minister MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields and long-end swaps rose after the federal oil minister said there was no immediate plan to raise domestic fuel prices, dashing hopes the government would act to bridge the fiscal deficit. Oil minister S. Jaipal Reddy said it was now up to the cabinet to decide on the thorny issue of reducing hefty subsidies on diesel, cooking gas and kerosene. Investors abstained from bidding aggressively at the 160 billion rupee federal bond ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln