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Belgium to sell 5, 10 year benchmarks at final debt auction BRUSSELS: Belgium will sell the five and 10-year benchmark bonds at its final long-term debt auction in November, the country's debt agency said on Friday. Belgium will auction the September 28 2019 and June 22 2024 benchmark bonds, which yielded 0.854 and 1.198 percent respectively at their most recent sales this year. The debt agency will announce next Friday how much it intends to raise at the auction scheduled for November 17. The AA-rated sovereign has sold 29.659 billion euros($36.84 billion) of long- and medium-term bonds this year, almost all of its 30 billion target for 2014. Copyright Reuters, 2014


Euro zone bond yields edge up ahead of US employment data LONDON: Euro zone bond yields edged higher on Friday as investors waited for the latest batch of US employment figures, seen as crucial to convincing the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. In its statement last week, the US central bank stressed that a rise in interest rates would be data-dependent, putting extra onus on Friday's non-farm payrolls numbers due at 1330 GMT. While the European Central Bank affirmed its accommodative approach on Thursday, expanding ...

JGBs edge down, longer maturities underperform TOKYO: Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday, particularly in the superlong zone, though losses were limited by a selloff in equities.At the front end, yields in discount bills turned positive, showing that supply conditions have improved following the Bank of Japan's latest quantitative easing. Yields on bills had turned negative in recent weeks, as the BOJ's large bill purchases had sucked up liquidity and tightened the supply of paper available to the market.The yield on ...

China's yuan flat despite a two-month low midpoint HONG KONG: China's yuan was flat against the dollar on Thursday, though the central bank weakened the official midpoint to the lowest level in two months.Spot yuan traded at 6.1149 per dollar near midday, almost no change from the previous day's close at 6.1146. It changed hands between 6.1146 and 6.1161 in morning trade.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the midpoint at 6.1565, down 0.1 percent from Wednesday's 6.1503. It's the weakest level since ...

JGBs take breather after BoJ-led rally, focus on 10-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as investors booked gains after a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. December 10-year JGB futures slipped 0.03 point to 146.67. The 20-year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 1.205 percent. The yield had plunged 12 basis points over the past two sessions after the BOJ wrong-footed markets on Friday with a surprise decision to expand its monetary easing programme. "Investors like pension funds seem to be taking ...

China fin min to auction 28bn yuan 7-year bonds on Nov.14 SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Monday that it would reopen a previous issue of seven-year bonds, auctioning an additional 28 billion yuan ($4.58 billion) on Nov.14. The bonds will be issued from Nov 14-20 and will begin secondary market trading on Nov. 20, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.Copyright Reuters, 2014

India bonds post sharpest monthly gain in 1-1/2 years on rate cut hopes MUMBAI: Indian government bonds posted their best monthly gain in 18 months on hopes easing inflation would allow the country's central bank to start trimming key policy rates earlier than expected. The gains came on a day when the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus programme, reigniting hopes the global liquidity situation would continue to remain easy. The 10-year bond yields have fallen 24 basis points this month, its ...


 



 
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Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
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Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
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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