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US bonds rise as Fed minutes hint June rate hike unlikely NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Wednesday as the minutes from Federal Reserve's April policy meeting reinforced the view the central bank will likely leave interest rates near zero in June due to lingering concerns about the US economy.Longer-dated bonds erased earlier losses that had been caused by worries that the Fed was possibly more determined to raise interest rates in June than previously thought."Many participants, however, thought it unlikely that the data available in June would provide sufficient confirmation that the conditions for raising (interest rates) had been satisfied," the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's April 28-29 meeting showed.Worries about an imminent rate increase had emerged even though a spate of US data signaled a meek rebound following a likely economic contraction in the first quarter.Although a June rate hike now seems unlikely, the minutes did not dispel expectations for such a move later this year, ...


China completes sale of 14bn of yuan bonds in Hong Kong HONG KONG: China sold 14 billion yuan ($2.26 billion) of yuan-denominated offshore bonds in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the seventh consecutive year the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has tapped the market to bolster its development.Bonds of various tenors were offered, among which the largest amount sold was 5 billion yuan of three-year bonds at 2.8 percent, two sources familiar with the sale told Reuters.The MOF will auction a total of 28 billion yuan bonds this ...

JGBs ease on US Treasuries, 5 years bond auction TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday, taking cues from falls in US bonds and briefly extending losses after an auction of five-year JGBs showed limited demand at the current levels.The 10-year JGB futures price fell 0.11 point to 147.29 while the yield on the current 10-year cash JGB yield rose 1.5 basis point to 0.390 percent.US Treasuries prices fell on Monday on profit-taking after gains last week on weak US data, with many ...

US bond prices skid on profit-taking, stocks' rally NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Monday as traders booked profits on last week's gains tied to disappointing data that supported expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone raising interest rates until 2016.Weakness in European government debt markets added selling pressure on their US counterparts, with 30-year Treasury yields moving back above 3 percent. Record intraday highs on the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index also weighed on bonds."There's been the ...

Yields drop as US consumer sentiment disappoints NEW YORK: Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates.US consumer sentiment fell more than expected in May, a survey released on Friday showed. Economists also cut their forecasts for US economic growth in the second quarter and full year, and trimmed expectations for US labor market gains.Data earlier on Friday showed that US industrial production ...

German Bund yields near 2015 highs as sell-off rumbles on LONDON: Benchmark German 10-year Bund yields held near 2015 highs on Thursday as a global retreat from fixed income assets rumbled on despite macroeconomic data that would normally be supportive for bond markets.Yields on U.S. Treasuries rose in early trades even though U.S. retail sales figures on Wednesday disappointed those expecting an economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. A weaker outlook usually pushes investors towards the perceived safety of bonds.The spring back in yields ...

Yields fall as corporate supply eases, German debt steadies NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Thursday as some corporate debt issuance that has weighed on the market passed and as German government bonds held relatively steady, after a dramatic two-and-a-half week selloff.US government bond yields have been dragged higher by weakening German Bunds, which have been roiled by factors including a rapid unwinding of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program."Trading is calming down in Europe," said Jim Vogel, an ...


 



 
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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%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln