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Greek two-year yields fall 250 bps after negotiating team reshuffle LONDON: Greek two-year government bond yields dropped around 250 basis points on Monday after Athens reshuffled its team handling talks with European lenders and the International Monetary Fund.The reshuffle suggested finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, a brash and outspoken economist who was isolated at a Eurogroup meeting in Riga last week, will take a less prominent role in talks. The Greek government reiterated though that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his top advisers continued to support the finance minister. Greek two-year yields fell 250 basis points to a two-week low of 23.55 percent, having risen to 26.87 percent earlier in the day.They were on track for their biggest daily drop in over a month. "The Eurogroup meeting in Riga showed Varoufakis was more or less isolated and it seems that Tsipras has understood that," said Felix Herrmann, a market strategist at DZ Bank."The market is a bit relieved (that) his influence ...


Bund yields on track for biggest weekly rise in 2015 LONDON: German Bund yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise of 2015 as fears of an imminent Greek default eased, though strategists still saw ECB buying as a powerful driver in the opposite direction.Greece offered concessions on Friday on some key reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for new funding, with Athens' coffers emptying rapidly. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday everything must be done to prevent Greece running out of ...

JGB yields hit multi-month lows on BOJ operation, stronger Treasuries TOKYO: Japanese government bond yields hit multi-month lows on Friday as the Bank of Japan's regular debt-buying operation and firmer US Treasuries lifted market sentiment.The two-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to -0.015 percent, a three-month low. Investors took heart after the BOJ bought 2.5 trillion yen ($20.9 billion) of short-term bills in a regular debt-purchasing operation.The central bank regularly buys debt from the market as part of its extensive quantitative easing scheme.The benchmark ...

US bonds add losses after home sales data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices extended their earlier decline on Wednesday as a stronger-than-forecast 6.1 percent rise in domestic home resales in March revived bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. The 30-year bond was down as much as 1-4/32 point with a yield of 2.643 percent, which was the highest since mid-March, according to Reuters data. It was last down 28/32 in price for a yield of 2.631 percent, up ...

US bonds pare gains after Wall St opens higher NEW YORK: Most US Treasuries prices turned flat early Tuesday, paring their initial gains after Wall Street opened higher as company results beat reduced expectations and curbed some appetite for low-yielding US government bonds. Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were up 1/32 in price to yield 1.893 percent, down 0.4 basis point from late on Monday. The 10-year yield was as low as 1.865 percent earlier.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Grexit worries, ECB buying send German yields towards zero LONDON: German 10-year borrowing costs resumed a fall towards zero on Monday with worries about Greece exiting the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets and the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme crushing yields. Yields were vanishing across the euro zone. Belgium became the sixth euro zone country to sell five-year bonds at a negative yield after Finland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France. In secondary markets, German 10-year yields retreated 1 basis point to ...

Yields rise after consumer price inflation increases NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose on Friday after data showed that US consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March, erasing an earlier fall when German government debt yields plunged to new lows.US consumer prices rose in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February."The market was up overnight following ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln