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JGBs gain on global growth scare, yields at 1-1/2-yr low TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices nudged up on Thursday due to rising global growth concerns, pushing the benchmark 10-year yield to the lowest level in a year and a half.The 10-year JGB yield dipped to as low as 0.470 percent, falling below a yield support around 0.485 percent - a level below which investors had been reluctant to buy.The move reflected flight-to-quality buying of bonds in the United States and Europe as investors grew wary of possible loss of momentum in the global economy.US retail sales data disappointed investors who had been falling back on the strength of consumption in the world's largest economy as a main driver of global growth when economies in Europe, Japan and China are showing signs of slowdown.In abnormally volatile trade, the 10-year US Treasuries yield plunged to as low as 1.865 percent, its lowest since May 2014, at one point on Wednesday, compared with ...


Egyptian pound steady on official, weaker on black market CAIRO: Egypt's pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Wednesday, when the bank said it sold $37.6 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds per dollar.The price was unchanged from Monday's sale.In the unofficial market, the pound was trading at 7.40 to the dollar, weaker than Monday's rate of 7.38 to the dollar, one trader said.The rate for dollar sales has stayed in a tight range since the beginning of June, ...

Bund yields hit new lows as euro zone outlook weakens LONDON: German Bund yields fell to a record low on Wednesday as worries over a deteriorating euro zone economic outlook, fed by another credit rating blow for France, and "free falling" inflation expectations dominated the market.Yields jumped in Greece, where investors are worrying about the risk of snap elections and Athens' plans to exit its bailout early.Data releases continued to undershoot expectations, with the latest being a 0.6 percent fall in Finnish economic output in ...

German bond yields hit record lows after ZEW fuels growth scare LONDON: German government bond yields hit a new record low on Tuesday as a monthly gauge of economic sentiment reinforced fears the euro zone's engine may be slipping towards recession.The ZEW institute's index of German economic sentiment turned negative for the first time since late 2012, falling to -3.6 in October from 6.9 the previous month. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a reading of 1.Speaking after the release, ZEW's chief economist said the German ...

Indian benchmark bond hits 13-month high on record low CPI MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to a 13-month peak on Tuesday, gaining for a third consecutive session, after data showed sharply slowing inflation, while strong buying interest from foreign funds also bolstered sentiment.Data released late on Monday showed consumer prices in September rose a slower-than-expected 6.46 percent from a year earlier, the lowest since figures were first published in January 2012.Meanwhile, data out earlier on Tuesday showed wholesale price inflation hit its lowest in ...

Indian bond yield hits over 13-month low at open after record low CPI MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield opened at its lowest level in more than 13 months on Tuesday after the retail inflation data for September released post market hours on Monday came in below market expectations. India's retail inflation eased for a second consecutive month in September, hitting record lows, but the risks of price shocks from poor monsoon rains and oil are expected to prevent the central bank from cutting interest rates soon. By ...

British 10-year gilt yields touch 16-month low as rate rise expectations pushed back LONDON: British 10-year government bond yields fell to their lowest level in 16 months on Monday on growing expectations that the Bank of England will delay a first interest rate hike until deep into 2015.Yields on 10-year debt were down more than 3 basis points at 2.18 percent at 0923 GMT, adding to last week's 19-basis-point drop, which was the largest weekly decline in more than a year. Earlier on Monday the yield was as ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln