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Bunds fall as Spain sentiment improves before auction  LONDON: German Bund futures extended their decline on Thursday after Chinese data eased some concerns about the world's No. 2 economy and as sentiment towards Spain improved before a debt auction.   Spain's borrowing costs are set to fall at the sale of up to 4.5 billion euros of 2015, 2016 and 2022 bonds after Moody's affirmed the country's investment grade credit rating and with Madrid expected to ask for aid soon, clearing the way for the European Central Bank to buy its bonds.   France was also due to sell up to 8 billion euros of shorter-dated paper and 2.5 billion euros of inflation-linked bonds.   German Bund futures were 19 ticks lower at 139.56 after falling below 140.00 on Wednesday for the first time in three weeks.   "(Interest) rates aren't going up so it's questionable how far Bunds can sell off," a trader said.   "But you're looking at the carry trade into year end even though ...

South Korea won edges up on US data, Spain; bonds down  SEOUL: The South Korean won rose slightly in early domestic trade on Thursday, after positive US housing data and speculation that Spain will soon seek bailout funds eased market concerns about global economic uncertainties.   The local currency was quoted at 1,104.9 against the dollar as of 0026 GMT, compared with 1,105.5 at the end of onshore trade on Wednesday.   The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index was up 0.1 percent at 1,957.67.   December futures on three-year treasury bonds ...

China 3-month finance ministry deposits sold at 4.00pc  SHANGHAI: China's central bank auctioned 50 billion yuan ($7.99 billion) of three-month finance ministry deposits to commercial banks on Thursday at a rate of 4.00 percent, traders said.   Banks will bid for the right to take the deposits.   The sale, like previous such exercises, is part of the finance ministry's cash management programme.   Copyright Reuters, 2012

Moody LONDON: Spanish government bond yields fell to their lowest since early April on Wednesday after Moody's kept Spain's investment grade rating, removing an immediate threat to the euro zone's fourth largest economy.   Moody's affirmation of Spain's Baa3 rating, with a negative outlook, eased widespread fears the country would be cut to "junk", leaving its bonds vulnerable to forced selling as they are shifted out of benchmark indices.   But Moodys kept pressure on Madrid to seek aid, specifically ...

Turkish bond yields fall, Turk Telekom Q3 results eyed  ISTANBUL: Turkish bond yields fell on Wednesday on expectations that the central bank will cut one of its main interest rates on Thursday while stock markets investors awaited Turk Telekom's third quarter results.   In early trade, the lira firmed to 1.7994 against the dollar, its strongest level in 12 days, supported by a recovery in the appetite for risk globally as Spain succeeded in holding onto an investment grade debt rating with agency Moody's.   By 0800 GMT ...

UK gilts slide ahead of BoE minutes  LONDON: Gilts fell to their lowest in nearly a month on Wednesday after Moody's affirmed Spain's credit rating, removing one risk that has hung over European stocks and other assets seen as higher risk over the past month.   There had been widespread fears that the agency would cut Spain's rating to junk, a move that would likely have provoked a move into perceived safer assets like gilts and German government bonds.   At 0750 GMT, the December gilt ...

Spanish yields seen down after Moody LONDON: Spanish 10-year government bond yields were indicated lower in pre-trade pricing on Wednesday after Moody's Investors Service affirmed the country's Baa3 rating, easing immediate fears it could be cut to 'junk' status.   Spanish 10-year government bond yields were seen down 18 basis points at 5.64 percent and two-year yields 7 bps lower at 3.10 percent.   Copyright Reuters, 2012


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,232.02 0.29
Arrow Nasdaq 5,089.36 0.03
Arrow S&P 2,126.06 0.22
Arrow FTSE 7,031.72 0.05
Arrow DAX 11,815.01 0.42
Arrow CAC-40 5,142.89 0.07
Arrow Nikkei 20,264.41 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 27,992.83 1.70
Arrow Sensex 27,957.50 0.53

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
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Reserves $17.75 bln