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Spain sells 3.8bn euros in bonds including new 5-year linker MADRID: Spain sold 3.8 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of debt at a triple bond auction on Thursday, including a new inflation-linked bond and two long-term bonds, at lower yields as markets position themselves ahead of an European Central Bank bond-buying plan.Spain's head of funding and debt management told Reuters the Treasury is planning to raise its issuance of ultra-long-dated bonds this year.Spain's Treasury sold 2.9 billion euros of the 2029 and 2044 bonds, in the mid-range of its target and 915 million euros of the new 2019 linker, also in line with its target.The new linker, due Nov. 30, 2019 with a real coupon of 0.55 percent, sold at an average yield of 0.148 percent and was 2.6 times subscribed.The Treasury sold 1.3 billion euros of the bond due Jan. 31, 2029 with a 6 percent coupon, at an average yield of 1.907 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio, a measure ...

Gilt prices hit two-week low after US jobs data LONDON: British government bond prices hit an almost two-week low on Wednesday, sinking with US Treasuries after a report showed US private employers continued to steadily add jobs in the world's largest economy. The latest ADP jobs survey of US private sector employers showed the addition of 213,000 jobs in January, consistent with a view in the market that the US Federal Reserve could hike interest rates around mid-year. That boosted major global government bond ...

Longterm JGB rout continues ahead of 30-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bonds continued to fall on Wednesday, with the benchmark yield rising to a near eight-week high, and the superlong zone selling off a day after a 10-year note sale met surprisingly weak demand.The 10-year JGB yield added 2.5 basis points to 0.380 percent after earlier rising as high as 0.395 percent, its highest level since Dec. 12."With liquidity so low and volatility so high, it's very hard for real-money investors to make ...

Greek yields rise on report ECB wary of raising T-bill sales LONDON: Greek yields rose on Wednesday as a media report that the ECB was unwilling to approve Athens' proposal to raise the ceiling for its treasury bill issuance cooled optimism that a compromise debt deal may be reached.Citing people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times quoted one euro zone official as saying the European Central Bank "will play hardball" on Greece's plans to sell short-term Treasury bills worth 10 billions euros to tide over ...

Greek bond yields dive, stocks surge as Athens backs off debt writedown LONDON: Greek shares surged and bond yields tumbled on Tuesday as the new government in Athens appeared to soften its stance on a debt writedown with proposals for a new debt swap.Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who met investors in London on Monday, proposed ending a standoff with creditors by swapping the debt for growth-linked bonds, and told private investors they would not face losses.While Varoufakis later said he had been misinterpreted, he was widely reported ...

US yields jump on Greece hopes, weak JGB sale NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday as hopes Greece could strike a new debt deal and poor demand at a Japanese government debt sale spurred broad selling in high-rated government bonds.Benchmark yields were on track for their biggest one-day jump in six weeks. On Monday, Greece's new government dropped calls for a write-off of its foreign debt and proposed ending a standoff with its official creditors by swapping the debt for growth-linked bonds.Meanwhile, ...

US 5-year TIPS breakeven rate highest since Nov NEW YORK: A US bond market's gauge of inflation expectations rose its highest level since November on Tuesday as the oil market booked fourth straight days of gains due to a weak dollar and news of a large oil company's plan to cut its capital spending. Until their current rebound, US oil futures fell over 50 percent from their peak last June to a near six-year low last week at $43.58 a barrel. The steep ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln