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Indian bonds close steady; post first weekly gain in four MUMBAI: Indian government bonds ended flat for a third straight session on Friday as caution set in ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden budget next week, although broader sentiment remained positive due to easing inflation worries. Benchmark 10-year bond yields fell 9 basis points for the week, snapping a three-week run of rising yields, as the arrival of monsoon rains and falling crude oil prices eased some concerns about higher food prices. The benchmark yield ended flat at 8.66 percent. Easing liquidity tightness due to month-end government spending and rupee injections from the central bank's dollar-buying intervention also supported sentiment.Traders expect bonds to remain range-bound until the budget is unveiled on July 10, with investors awaiting key details about the fiscal deficit target and government borrowing numbers for the remainder of the fiscal year ending in March 2015. "Bonds head into next week with a positive bias, although a ...

Gilts pare losses after lower-than-expected UK services PMI LONDON: British gilt futures pared losses on Thursday after data showed activity in Britain's services sector slowed more quickly than epxected.The Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers' index (PMI) hit a three-month low of 57.7 in June, down from 58.6 in May and below a consensus forecast of 58.3 in a Reuters survey.Gilt futures were down 15 ticks on the day at 109.07 having stood around 108.99 before the data.The premium 10-year British yields offer over their ...

Euro zone bond yields rise as US jobs, ECB double act eyed LONDON: Euro zone bond yields mostly pushed higher on Thursday as investors positioned for what may be a strong non-farm payrolls report after robust private sector data pointed to a strong recovery in the US labour market.Economists expect US employers to have added 212,000 jobs in June, down slightly from 217,000 in May, according to a Reuters poll. The data will be released on Thursday at 1230 GMT because Friday is a holiday in the ...

UK gilts fall to a six-day low after strong PMI, before auction  LONDON: British government bond prices fell to a six-day low on Tuesday after a strong manufacturing release and ahead of a sale of five-year bonds.British gilt futures hit a six-day low of 109.67, 25 ticks lower on the day not long after a survey showed British manufacturing activity expanded in June at its fastest rate in seven months. Before the data, the future stood at 109.89.The UK debt agency is poised to sell 4 billion ...

Indian bonds see biggest monthly fall in seven but gain on qtr MUMBAI: Indian government bond yields ended little-changed on Monday, ending their worst month in seven as the violence in Iraq has threatened to push up global crude oil prices and lead to a spike in domestic inflation.India imports two-thirds of its oil needs and higher global crude prices can push up the current account deficit while also increasing the government's subsidy burden and pressuring inflation higher.These concerns have stopped a rally which started in May ...

Portugal yields rise on worries over Banco Espirito Santo probe LONDON: Portuguese government bond yields rose on Monday after Luxembourg's justice authorities said they had begun an investigation into three holding companies of Portugal's largest listed bank.Shares of Banco Espirito Santo plunged on Monday. Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque said the bank was well-capitalised and the government saw no threat to financial stability and public accounts."Some could be selling as a hedge because they cannot sell the bank's bonds if the market is too illiquid," ...

NZ dollar hits three-year high, Aussie buoyant WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The New Zealand dollar rose to a three-year high on Friday, benefiting from a broad chase for higher yields, while its Australian peer was a bit more circumspect ahead of its 2014 peak. Robust demand for better returns in a low global interest rate environment was evident in the debt market with Australian bonds resuming their rally.That drove the 10-year yield to a fresh one-year low at 3.549 percent. The kiwi traded at $0.8773 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,982.59 0.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,444.91 0.10
Arrow S&P 1,978.91 0.03
Arrow FTSE 6,788.07 0.05
Arrow DAX 9,598.17 0.48
Arrow CAC-40 4,344.77 0.33
Arrow Nikkei 15,529.40 0.46
Arrow H.Seng 24,428.63 0.88
Arrow Sensex 25,991.23 0.52

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln