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High-yield issuers set to jump on post-Fed rally NEW YORK: High-yield issuers are expected to jump on the rally in spreads sparked by Wednesday's announcement that the Fed will keep interest rates at zero for a "considerable time" to come. Some market participants expected the central bank to alter rates guidance on the back of improving economic data, but the central bank saw significant slack in the jobs market. That signaled rates are not about to rise sharply, as some had feared, leading to a quarter-point jump in the CDX HY22 index to around 107.25 by late Tuesday afternoon."We're still in a market where the Fed is driving things, rather than macro data," Brad Rogoff, head of credit strategy at Barclays, told IFR. "For high-yield there is a bit more of a spread cushion, which makes rates slightly less important," he said. "But over the short term, because of fund flow volatility, it can impact the market."Two new ...


Yields on Kenya's 364- and 182-day treasury bills rise NAIROBI: The yield on Kenya's 364-day Treasury bills rose to 10.276 percent at auction from 10.163 percent, while that on six-months bills increased to 8.604 percent from 8.550 percent, the central bank said. The central bank said in a newspaper advertisement published on Thursday that it received a total of 6.7 billion shillings($75.11 million) worth of bids for the two papers on offer at auction on Wednesday, and accepted the entire amount.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Prices drop as Fed rate forecasts worry traders NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept in place near-zero interest rates and other ultra-loose US monetary policies meant to boost economic growth.After surrendering early gains spurred by unexpectedly tame US inflation data, Treasury prices turned negative as Fed policymakers issued economic assessments and a policy statement after a two-day meeting in Washington.The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but ...

Spanish yields dip as polls show narrow lead for ‘No’ vote in Scotland LONDON: Spanish bond yields edged down on Wednesday after new opinion polls on Scotland's independence referendum, closely watched in Catalonia, showed a narrow lead for those supporting staying in the United Kingdom.Bond yields fell across the euro zone as investors expected some of the long-term loans the European Central Bank offers this week to be invested in government debt, at least for a time.But the fact that Spain kept up with its peers despite investors ...

India bond yields end steady for 2nd straight day; Fed in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bond yields ended steady for a second straight session on Wednesday, ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting, which is expected to offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates.India, among other emerging markets, has benefited from the US Fed's loose monetary policies. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have bought a net $18.75 billion worth of debt so far this year.However, FIIs have used up ...

JGBs rebound after 20-year auction draws solid bids TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rebounded on Wednesday after an auction of 1.2 trillion yen ($11.2 billion) 20-year JGBs drew solid bids, pulling yields back from 3-month highs. The 10-year JGB yield dropped 2.0 basis points to 0.555 percent, having reversed an earlier rise to a three month-high of 0.580 percent. The 20-year JGB auction drew bids 3.89 times the offer, above the bid-to-cover ratio of 3.62 in the previous auction last month. The strong ...

Thailand plans to sell 445bn baht of govt bonds in 2015 fiscal year BANGKOK: Thailand plans to sell 445 billion baht ($13.8 billion) of government bonds in the 2015 fiscal year, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. It will issue 350 billion baht of five to 50-year bonds, 40 billion baht of inflation-linked bonds and 55 billion baht of amortised bonds. The military government has planned a budget deficit of 250 billion baht for the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1.Copyright Reuters, 2014


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln