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CAIRO: Egypt's central bank sold 4 billion Egyptian pounds ($661.28 million) in five, seven and ten-year bonds on Monday, more than it had initially sought, the finance ministry said. The bank said it sold 2 billion pounds of reopened five-year bonds, instead of the 1.5 billion it had offered, 1 billion pounds of reopened seven-year and 1 billion pounds of reopened ten-year bonds. The average yield for the five-year bonds was 16.62 percent, with a range between 16.55 to 16.65 percent. The average yield was unchanged from an auction of the same reopened five-year bonds earlier in May. The average yield for seven-year was 16.91 percent, with the range from 16.88 to 16.938 percent. The average yield for the ten-year bonds was 17.03 percent, with the range from 16.92 to 17.045 percent. The five-year bonds which mature on April 10, 2017, carry a 16.55 percent coupon. The seven-year bonds, which mature on April 3, ...

MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields edged up on Monday as traders waited to see whether the central bank will announce the sale of a new 10-year paper and hold additional bond purchases this week. The existing benchmark paper, the 8.79 percent 2021 bond, has 770 billion rupees ($14.13 billion) in outstanding paper, above the normal issuance of 600-700 billion rupees. Traders said a new 10-year could elicit a spurt of buying in the new paper, while open ...

LONDON: German government bond futures opened slightly lower on Monday as investors took profits from Friday's rally to new highs but uncertainty over Greece's future in the euro zone meant a major sell-off was unlikely ahead of elections there next month. The Group of Eight economies stressed on Saturday that their "imperative is to promote growth and jobs", also recognising problems among European banks and giving verbal backing for Greece to stay in the euro. But despite ...

LONDON: Kenyan Treasury bill yields are likely to fall to single digits for the first time since September at an auction next week, while healthy demand is expected at Zambia's first bond auction in two months on Thursday. KENYA Yields on Kenyan Treasury bills are set to fall into single digits at an auction next week, a level last seen in September, dragged down by high demand and lower inflation. Rates at the short end of the curve ...

LONDON: German government bond yields hit record lows on Friday and were expected to fall further as a mass downgrade by Moody's of Spanish banks' credit heightened fears that a Greek political crisis could evolve into a euro zone financial meltdown. Investor appetite for the least risky assets showed no sign of flagging, despite the ever lower returns on offer, as they fretted about contagion from Greece to Spain, whose banks have  been hammered by a property ...

TOKYO: The interest rate that Japan pays on its government-issued bonds fell to its lowest level since 2003 on Friday, as public borrowing costs surged in Europe on worries over its fiscal woes. The yield on the 10-year Japan Government Bond (JGB) hit 0.815 percent with investors seeking a safe haven amid worries about debt-hit Greece exiting the eurozone and sending shockwaves across the 17-nation bloc. Weak US economic data also helped push investors to Japanese bonds, ...

LONDON: German Bund futures hit new record highs and European stocks extended losses on Thursday, with traders citing talk of possible credit ratings downgrades for Spanish banks circulating in the market. "We've got some talk of downgrades in Spain and we are still in the same old negative mood because of Greece," one trader said. Bund futures were last 143.79, up 61 ticks on the day. Spain's Ibex 35 and the pan-European FTS Euro first 300 index ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,156.85 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,562.19 0.21
Arrow S&P 2,001.57 0.13
Arrow FTSE 6,780.90 0.17
Arrow DAX 9,661.50 0.30
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.41 0.50
Arrow Nikkei 15,888.67 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,376.41 1.00
Arrow Sensex 26,631.29 0.52

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln