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Greek bond yields dip after rating boost, Irish supply eyed LONDON: Greek bond yields edged lower on Monday after a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor's, which said the country remained on track to emerge from a six-year recession.The upgrade to B from B- late on Friday is a boost for Greece's fragile coalition government, which is hoping to escape the constraints of its EU/IMF bailout programme.Greece is expected to hold negotiations with its lenders on further debt relief later this year, and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told a weekend newspaper he is confident the country will not need a third bailout.Greek 10-year bond yields dipped 3 basis points to 5.70 percent at Monday's open, before paring some of those gains during the morning session."The upgrade was by-and-large expected, but it explains the slight outperformance this morning," said Rainer Guntermann, a rates strategist at Commerzbank.Fitch raised Greece's rating to B in March and Moody's upgraded it to Caa1 in ...

Indian bond yields end flat despite fall in WPI, CPI; Fed in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bond yields ended steady on Monday as caution prevailed ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve meeting, but yields were down for much of the session after a sharp decline in wholesale price inflation rate and core retail inflation data.India's wholesale price inflation eased to its lowest level in nearly five years in August, but the central bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold later this month to prevent a ...

Ireland to sell 500mn euros of three-month t-bills DUBLIN: Ireland will offer 500 million euros of three-month treasury bills on Thursday as part of regular auctions of short-term debt, the country's debt agency said on Monday. The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) last sold treasury bills in June, when it auctioned the same amount of three-month bills at a yield of 0.11 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills' yield rises to 2.14pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills rose to 2.14 percent at auction from 1.75 percent at the previous sale on Sept. 5, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion Mauritius rupees ($31.92 million) worth of debt instruments but accepted bids for 1.050 billion rupees. Bids totalled 1.970 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 3.70 percent to 2.0 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Long-dated gilt prices recover after auction, latest Scotland poll  LONDON: Long-dated British government bond prices rose on Thursday, helped by a strongly-bid auction of a 30-year gilt and a poll suggesting most Scots intend to vote to stay in the United Kingdom.Benchmark 20- and 30-year gilt prices made their first daily gain this week after three days of heavy losses sparked by opinion polls suggesting the Sept. 18 referendum on Scottish independence was too close to call.Late on Wednesday after markets had closed, a ...

Spanish yields resume move higher on Scottish/Catalan worries LONDON: Spanish bond yields inched up on Thursday as nervous investors continued to trim holdings before a Scottish independence vote on Sept. 18, where a victory for nationalists would fuel demands by Catalonia to break away from Spain.Yields had eased earlier after a survey showed late on Wednesday that 53 percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting from the United Kingdom. But relief over the poll, which showed 47 percent planning to vote for ...

Italy pays record low yields at bond sale after ECB rate cut MILAN: Italy paid record-low yields to sell three-, seven- and 15-year bonds on Thursday at the first auction held after a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank last week.The Treasury raised 6.96 billion euros ($9 billion) over three bonds, at the top of its planned issue range, as analysts said the ECB's expansionary stance supports demand for higher-yielding debt from weaker euro zone issuers.Italy sold a three-year bond due in May 2017 ...


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Banking Review 2013

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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 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln