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Greece to auction 625mn euros of 3-month T-bills on Jan 14 ATHENS: Greece will sell 625 million euros ($739 million) of three-month treasury bills on January 14 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday.The settlement date will be January 16. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid.Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances with the help of Greek banks. A previous sale in December was priced to yield 1.90 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2015


US shrinks 3-year note sale to smallest since 2007 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it will sell $24 billion of three-year notes next Monday, the smallest offering of this maturity since May 2007. The government's finance arm has pared the size of the three-year note auctions for three straight months on reduced borrowing needs due to stronger tax receipts as the economy has continued to expand. The three-year note sale is part of next week's $58 billion in fixed-rate coupon ...

Spanish yields dip as QE bets support debut 2015 bond sale LONDON: Spanish bond yields headed down on Thursday after 2015 debt sales got off to a solid start as investors bet the European Central Bank will soon announce new monetary stimulus. Yields on bonds from the euro zone periphery rose from record lows this week, helping to attract yield-hungry investors especially to the longer-dated bonds Spain and France offered at the auction. A grab for yield drove most euro zone bond yields to record lows ...

Spanish yields dip before a debt sale QE bets are likely to support LONDON: Spanish bond yields headed down on Thursday before the country's 2015 debt sales, which is expected to get off to a solid start as investors bet the European Central Bank will soon announce new monetary stimulus.Yields on bonds from the euro zone periphery rose from record lows this week, which may also attract investors hoping to maximise returns.A grab for yield drove most euro zone bond yields to record lows at the start of ...

Spain sells 5 billion euros of debt at triple-bond auction MADRID: Spain sold 5 billion euros ($5.89 billion) of debt at its first bond auction of the year on Thursday, at slightly lower average yields as investors await some kind of European Central Bank bond-buying scheme in the face of falling prices.Spain's Treasury hit the top end of its target to sell between 4 billion and 5 billion euros.The Treasury sold 2.8 billion euros of the bond due Jan 31, 2020, at an average yield ...

JGBs edge down on profit-taking, longer maturities firmer TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, as traders took profits from recent gains after upbeat U.S. jobs data tempered concerns about the global economy and plunging oil prices.The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.300 percent , moving away from an intraday record low of 0.265 percent hit on Wednesday.Longer maturities were firmer as investors, sick of low yields on shorter ones, flock to the sector.The 20-year yield stood at ...

Bund yields bounce as euro zone data hints at ‘good’ deflation LONDON: German Bund yields bounced off record lows on Wednesday after euro zone inflation data showed sinking oil prices did not push down the cost of other goods and services, although expectations for more ECB easing remained high.Euro zone markets at large were dominated by speculation on how the inflation data might affect European Central Bank policy, but Greek 10-year yields rose above 10 percent on resurfacing fears that Athens might leave the currency union.Euro ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln