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South African bonds weaken as market sees more issuance  JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds weakened in early Thursday trade and the rand hovered near early-September lows as worries about the euro zone debt crisis came to the fore and investors fretted about the weak domestic economic outlook.   The yield on the three-year benchmark added two basis points to 5.335 percent and that for the 14-year issue, which is also heavily traded on the secondary market, was up 2.5 basis points at 7.515 percent.   The market was pricing in the likelihood that the government could signal plans to increase borrowing in its mid-term budget towards the end of October, with data pointing to low revenue flows, traders said.   "Demand is also petering off after the WBGI inclusion," a Johannesburg trader added, referring to South Africa's Oct. 1 inclusion in the World Government Bond Index which has spurred foreign purchases of local debt in the last few months.   The rand was slightly firmer in early ...


South Africa to sell 2023, 2021 and 2031 bonds next week  JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's Treasury will auction 2.1 billion rand ($250 million) in total of its 2023, 2021 and 2031 government bonds next Tuesday. Copyright Reuters, 2012

Bunds firm on Spanish aid limbo, downbeat data  LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Wednesday after Spain's prime minister cast new doubt on the timing of any bailout request and signs of slowing in the Chinese and German economies further darkened the global economic outlook.   Germany's services sector contracted unexpectedly in September and China's normally robust equivalent weakened sharply that month to its lowest point since November 2010. ID:nL3E8L30KQ]   The data, combined with comments by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as the trading session came ...

South Africa bonds edge up, rand declines  JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds edged higher on Wednesday with the market still receiving a boost by the inclusion of government paper in Citigroup's World Government Bond Index (WGBI) from the start of the week.   The yield on the three-year benchmark was 2.5 basis points lower at 5.39 percent and that for the 14-year issue dropped 3 basis points at 7.53 percent.   By 0655 GMT, the rand was down 0.87 percent at 8.444 versus the dollar after ...

Bunds rise on Chinese data, Spanish uncertainty  LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Wednesday as signs of slowing in the Chinese economy and uncertainty over Spain fueled concerns about the global outlook, but investors would likely refrain from placing big bets before important events this week.   China's normally robust services sector weakened sharply in September to its lowest point since November 2010, as slow growth in manufacturing finally began to feed through to the rest of the economy, an official survey showed on ...

Italy MILAN: Italy's public debt is sustainable and the average yields paid on new government paper issued so far this year are lower than in 2011, the head of Italy's Debt Management Office said in a newspaper interview on Wednesday.   "In the first nine months of the year, in which we placed around 80 percent of planned issuance, the average cost of issuing debt has been 2.4 percent," Maria Cannata told Corriere della Sera.   She said that compared ...

US 10 year notes supported by weak China data  SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries pushed higher on Wednesday after a survey showed that China's services sector weakened sharply last month, reinforcing investor concerns about global economic growth.   Ten-year notes rose 5/32 in price to yield roughly 1.603 percent, down 2 basis points from late US trade on Tuesday.   China's official purchasing managers' index for the services sector fell to 53.7 in September, the lowest point since November 2010, according to the latest survey from the National Bureau ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 20, 2015
Reserves $16.132 bln