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Greek bonds have not traded on electronic platform for a month LONDON: Investors have not traded Greek government bonds on the HDAT electronic platform for almost a month as the country struggles to reach a vital cash-for-reform deal with its creditors, data from Greece's central bank showed on Friday. The data shows not a single bond has been traded since May 20, in a sign investors have moved to the sidelines, lacking the appetite to buy what is currently considered one of the riskiest assets in the world. In what is widely billed as another last-ditch attempt to break the deadlock, euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday evening on Greece, where bank withdrawals have accelerated and government revenues slumped. In May and April only 4 million euros worth of bonds have been traded, compared with 63 million euros in March, 241 million in February and 560 million in January. About 10.4 billion euros were traded in 2014. ...

Italy, Spain, Portugal bond yields rise with no Greek breakthrough LONDON: Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bond yields rose in a nervous market on Friday after a euro zone finance ministers' meeting ended the previous day with no breakthrough in deadlocked Greek debt talks.Euro zone leaders will now hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a default at the end of the month in Greece, where bank withdrawals have accelerated and government revenues slumped.The European Central Bank's governing council will hold a telephone ...

China 7-year fin min bonds yield at 3.4838pc vs 3.50pc forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 30 billion yuan ($4.83 billion) of seven-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 3.4838 percent, traders said, slightly below expectations. Market forecasts had centred around 3.50 percent and ranged from 3.47 to 3.57 percent. The auction yield came in below Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.55 percent for seven-year government bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2015

Yields fall as Greek debt talks lack progress NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Tuesday as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras blamed an impasse in negotiations on disagreements among its international lenders, rattling stocks and increasing demand for safe-haven debt.Greece is set to default on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.80 billion) debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on June 30 unless it receives fresh funds by then. A default could drive it to exit the eurozone.The German ZEW indicator of investor ...

JGBs rebound after Greece, strong auctions boost US and European peers TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday in sympathy with rallying bond prices in Europe and the United States, after the International Monetary Fund team walked away from negotiations with Greece.The 10-year JGB yield fell 3.5 basis points to 0.495 percent , having slipped from a nine-month high of 0.545 percent hit on Thursday.US and European bond yields fell despite strong US retail sales data on concerns about Greece and strong demand at bond ...

German Bund futures open half a point higher LONDON: German Bund futures opened half a point higher on Friday as investors came back to bond markets after strong debt sales in Italy, Spain and Ireland on Thursday.Yields have risen sharply across Europe in the past two months, with German 10-year Bund yields jumping from near zero to above 1 percent during that period.The solid demand at the debt sales on Thursday gave the market a signal that many investors were eager to take ...

Ten-year gilts show strongest gains in eight weeks as IMF quits Greece talks LONDON: British 10-year gilts recorded their strongest one-day price gain in four weeks on Thursday, tracking German bond prices higher and pulling yields away from last week's six-month high after the IMF broke off talks with Greece.Ten-year gilt yields dropped more than 7 basis points on the day to 2.05 percent by 1555 GMT, translating into the biggest rise in prices since April 14. "Everything is in thrall to Bunds at the moment," said Marc ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,6630.27 1.09
Arrow Nasdaq 5,089.21 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,093.25 1.24
Arrow FTSE 6,555.28 0.77
Arrow DAX 11,173.91 1.06
Arrow CAC-40 4,977.32 1.01
Arrow Nikkei 20,328.89 0.10
Arrow H.Seng 24,503.94 0.62
Arrow Sensex 27,459.23 0.37

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln