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India's benchmark 10-year bond yield at 16-1/2 month low post RBI policy MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield dropped to its lowest level in 16-1/2 months on Tuesday after the central bank's monetary policy statement raised hopes for a rate cut in the early part of 2015.The Reserve Bank of India held interest rates steady as widely expected at a policy review and said it could ease monetary policy early next year provided inflationary pressures do not reappear and the government controls the fiscal deficit.The benchmark 10-year bond yield was trading down 7 basis points on the day at 7.99 percent by 2:05 p.m. (0835 GMT), its lowest level since July 22, 2013.Copyright Reuters, 2014


JGBs mostly edge down after tepid auction, downgrade TOKYO: Japanese government bonds mostly slumped on Tuesday, as the first auction following Moody's cut to Japan's sovereign rating met with tepid demand from investors. The yield on the 5-year Japanese government bond edged down to a record low, as the Bank of Japan's massive bond buying programme keeps pressure on the shorter end of the yield curve."The auction today was not so good, showing people are cautious, but that's not just because of the ...

Italy treasury will not seek CDP special dividend MILAN: The Italian treasury has dropped a request for a special dividend of 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 billion) from state holding company Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, a Treasury source said, as the government looks to use the firm to help troubled steel maker Ilva. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday that if no private buyer could be found for Ilva, he was open to "public intervention" to save jobs and output at its plant ...

Australian & NZ dollars off lows, await RBA SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar eased off four-year lows on Tuesday after a rebound in commodity prices caused a sharp squeeze of bearish positions. Traders were awaiting the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) monthly policy review and the tone of its statement at 0330 GMT.The central bank is considered certain to hold rates steady for a 16 straight month at a record low of 2.5 percent but could again note the Aussie was high by most ...

Indian bonds hit 16-month highs ahead of RBI policy review MUMBAI: India's benchmark bonds rose to their highest level in over 16 months on Monday as investors drew comfort from the sustained fall in global crude oil prices while hoping for a surprise cut in interest rates by the central bank on Tuesday.Only 4 out of 45 analysts polled by Reuters expect the Reserve Bank of India to lower interest rates at its policy review, despite the sharp decline seen in retail inflation in recent ...

Investors grab low-rated euro zone bonds, dismiss talk of QE hurdles LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields dipped on Monday as investors bet on European Central Bank will deliver more stimulus despite comments to the contrary from one of its policymakers.Germany's Sabine Lautenschlaeger, a member of the ECB's six-strong executive board, said on Saturday that the hurdles to further stimulus were very high and purchases of sovereign debt, known as quantitative easing (QE), would not be positive.But with data on Monday showing euro zone factory growth ...

C$ weakens as falling oil prices outweigh robust GDP data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar fell sharply against the US dollar on Friday as tumbling US crude prices was the dominant driver for the currency, overshadowing higher-than-expected third-quarter Canadian growth figures.Crude oil prices hit a fresh four-year low following OPEC's decision on Thursday to keep current production levels unchanged, a move market participants said would leave oil markets oversupplied.US crude, in particular, was down nearly 6 percent from Wednesday's finish. US financial markets were closed on ...


 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln