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German yields dip on Fed rate hike doubts, Greek worries LONDON: German bond yields fell on Thursday as worries over Greece's new anti-bailout government buoyed demand for top-rated assets from investors who were also starting to think the U.S. Federal Reserve could hold back any interest rate rise.Athens looked to set to endure a fourth day of market jitters since Sunday's election with its newly-instated government at loggerheads with international creditors as it begins to roll back austerity measures.Strained relationships in the euro area will likely be one of the international concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve said could influence future rate decisions at Wednesday's policy statement.Its nod to these "developments", during a statement that otherwise praised the solid pace of recovery in the world's largest economy, prompted some to push back expectations for the Fed's first rate hike since 2006 until the autumn."Overall the message could be regarded as marginally dovish, seemingly cooling enthusiasm for a June hike," said ...

UK 10-year government bond yield touches new record low LONDON: Ten-year British government bond yields fell to a record low on Thursday, driven down by the U.S. Federal Reserve underlining it will be "patient" in raising interest rates, as well as by uncertainty about the new Greek government's reforms.The 10-year gilt yield sank below 1.4 percent for the first time, breaking a record which had held since the depths of the euro zone debt crisis in July 2012, and reached a trough of 1.396 ...

Greek 5-year yields hit record high on concerns over anti-bailout cabinet LONDON: Greek five-year yields jumped to record highs on Wednesday as investor concerns that the new anti-bailout government in Athens was squaring up for a clash with international creditors rocked the country's markets.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday after appointing a team of anti-austerity ministers and halting privatisation of Greece's biggest port, agreed under its 240-billion-euro international bailout.Markets took this as another signal that he intends to stick to election ...

Ten-year gilt prices rally on downbeat global economic data LONDON: Ten-year gilt prices rose strongly on Tuesday following some downbeat economic data, particularly from the United States, that prompted a rally in safe-haven government bonds.By 1620 GMT the 10-year gilt yield was down around 3.5 basis points on the day at 1.48 percent, as the bond outperformed equivalent German debt but trailed behind surging U.S. Treasuries.Gilts wavered following weaker-than-expected British economic growth data for the fourth quarter, but rallied strongly following after a gauge ...

Italy to offer up to 8.25bn euros of CCTEU, BTP at auction ROME: Italy's Treasury said on Monday it would issue up to 8.25 billion euros ($9.32 billion) of floating-rate notes linked to euro-zone inflation (CCTEU), and fixed-rate bonds (BTP) at its regular end-month auction on Jan. 29. The Treasury said in a statement it would offer: Between 1.25 billion euros and 1.75 billion euros of a 9th tranche CCTEU maturing on Dec. 15, 2020. Between 2.5 billion euros and 3 billion euros of a 5th tranche ...

US yields fall as European debt yields drop to record lows NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bond yields fell to record lows, a day after the European Central Bank said it would launch new stimulus in an effort to boost sagging regional growth and stave off deflation.The ECB said it would buy 60 billion euros ($67 billion) of assets a month from March, focusing mainly on sovereign bonds. Bond purchases will cover maturities of up to 30 years - longer ...

Italy to issue 7bn euros of BOTs at end-month auction ROME: The Italian Treasury said on Friday it would offer seven billion euros of first tranche, 6-month Treasury bills (BOTs) at its regular end-month auction on Jan. 28. The BOTs will mature on July 31, 2015. Copyright Reuters, 2015


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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 23, 2015
Reserves $16.036 bln