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Bund yields rise amid UK, US rate hike hints LONDON: German Bund yields rose on Wednesday after Bank of England minutes and data hinting at a rebound in the U.S. housing market provided evidence that a rate hike in both the UK and the U.S. could be on the cards.Bond traders and brokers said the move was exacerbated by pressure on the Bund future which traded through a technical level, prompting some investors to automatically sell."The BoE minutes were quite hawkish and maybe they acted as a trigger for those who ... were seeking to cut their Bund positions ahead of the (Fed) minutes," said Cyril Regnat, fixed income strategist at Natixis.BoE minutes showed two policymakers again voted for a UK rate hike despite a weaker economic outlook - -- a hawkish stance that some in the market anticipate from the Fed as well.There had been speculation that at least one previous voter for an immediate increase in interest ...


Indian bonds snap 2-day winning streak on profit-taking; trend bullish MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell on Wednesday, snapping a two-day winning streak as investors booked profits even as sentiment remained broadly positive due to a continued fall in crude prices.Traders said bonds would continue to be supported by hopes the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates by as early as February. The central bank's next policy review is on Dec. 2 when it is expected to adopt a more dovish tone.Foreign investors have ...

Bund yields edge up after BoE hawks stick to their guns LONDON: German Bund yields edged up on Wednesday after Bank of England minutes showed two policymakers again voted for rate hikes despite a weaker economic outlook -- a hawkish stance that some in the market anticipate from the Fed as well.There had been speculation that at least one previous voter for an immediate increase in interest rates might have backed down this month due to the increasing risk that weakness in the euro zone economy ...

China 10-year fin min bonds yield at 3.5780pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.58 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 3.5780 percent, traders said, as expected. Market forecasts had centred around 3.58 percent and ranged from 3.55 to 3.64 percent. The auction yield came in below Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.6070 percent for 10-year government bonds. For stories on Chinese debt issues. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Indian 10-year bonds at over 15-month highs; more gains likely MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday and posted its third day of gains after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was quoted by media as saying interest rate cuts would benefit the domestic economy.Jaitley's comments added fuel to expectations that the Reserve Bank of India will ease monetary policy as early as December or February given that consumer inflation is easing sharply.Although the RBI is not statutorily ...

India's 10-year bonds at over 15-mth highs; fall in crude prices aids MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday as market sentiment continued to be bolstered by hopes that the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates as early as February.Traders said the fall in global crude oil prices is raising expectations that domestic inflation may continue to remain subdued.Some investors have even started betting on a 50-basis point rate cut in February and as much as ...

Bund yields steady before German ZEW survey LONDON: German bond yields held steady on Tuesday before a survey expected to show more settled German investor and analyst morale in November after it plunged to its lowest in almost two years last month.The monthly ZEW survey is forecast to have edged back into positive territory after falling below zero last month, but this is unlikely to change market bets on further European Central Bank easing.On Monday a Bundesbank survey showed business confidence among ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln