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Spain sells 5bn euros in bonds at record low yields MADRID: Spain sold 5 billion euros ($5.52 billion) of debt at a triple bond sale on Thursday, hitting record low yields as the European Central Bank unleashes a government bond buying programme.The Treasury sold more than its planned mid-range target of between 4 billion and 5 billion euros at the auction, at the lowest yields yet for the 3-year and 5-year paper. Spain has now raised around 24 percent of its 2015 issuance target.The shorter-dated bond, due October 31, 2017, sold 1.08 billion euros and was 3.8 times subscribed, compared to 3.3 times at its last auction Feb. 18. The bond sold for an average yield of 0.180 percent compared to 0.384 percent last month.The five-year bond, due January 31, 2020, sold for an average yield of 0.517 percent after 0.849 percent when it auctioned January 15. The Treasury sold 2.39 billion euros of the bond, which was 1.9 times ...

France attracts firm demand, low yields at bond auction PARIS: France saw firm investor demand for its long-term bonds and low yields at an auction on Thursday ahead of the release by the European Central Bank of details about its bond-buying programme.The Agence France Tresor public debt agency said it sold 8.497 billion euros ($9.38 billion) of 8-, 10- and 15-year bonds, with investors putting total bids worth 15.168 billion euros.AFT sold 2.427 billion euros of its 10-year benchmark bond at an average yield ...

Croatia launches 1.5bn 10-year bond at mid-swaps plus 255bp LONDON: The Republic of Croatia has launched a 1.5bn 10-year bond at mid-swaps plus 255bp, according to a lead. This is at the tight end of the revised price guidance of plus 255bp (plus or minus 5bp) and inside initial price guidance of plus 270bp area. The deal has tightened by 32.5bp since initial price thoughts were released at plus 287.5bp area earlier today. Books reached around 6.25bn, the lead added. Barclays, Erste Bank, JP ...

India's RBI surprises again with post-budget rate cut MUMBAI: India's central bank unexpectedly lowered its policy rate for the second time this year on Wednesday, backing a government that is pushing to revive economic growth as inflation cools.Although markets had broadly expected the Reserve Bank of India to reduce rates again after a cut in January, few had expected a move just days after the government unveiled a budget that took a slower path to lowering the fiscal deficit.The reduction in the RBI's ...

Indian bonds at 20-month’s highs, rupee gains after surprise rate cut MUMBAI, March 4 (Reuters) - Indian government bonds surged to their highest in nearly 20 months while the rupee jumped to a one-month high on Wednesday after the central bank lowered interest rates, in a move that came earlier than expected.India's central bank lowered its key policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent, its second inter-meeting cut this year on the back of easing inflation and what it said was the "weak ...

Euro zone bond yields edge up as ECB QE details eyed LONDON: Most euro zone bond yields bounced off record lows on Tuesday as investors waited for the European Central Bank to provide more details of its trillion euro quantitative easing (QE) programme later this week.The pause in the rally that drove Italian, Spanish and Portuguese yields to fresh record lows was expected to be temporary, with underlying market sentiment remaining firm before the QE programme kicks off this month."D-day is drawing near," said ING strategist ...

Gilts fall after weakest demand at gilt auction since June 2013 LONDON: British government bond prices fell sharply on Tuesday and underperformed against German debt after the weakest gilt auction demand since June 2013. Gilt yields jumped after investors offered bids worth only 1.35 times the amount on offer at an auction of 3.5 billion pounds ($5.38 billion) of the benchmark five-year gilt - the weakest demand since June 20 2013. "It's pretty disappointing. The market was anticipating a pretty comfortable reception," RIA Capital fixed income ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,678.23 0.23
Arrow Nasdaq 4,863.36 0.27
Arrow S&P 2,056.15 0.24
Arrow FTSE 6,895.33 1.37
Arrow DAX 11,843.66 0.18
Arrow CAC-40 5,006.35 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 19,471.12 1.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,497.08 0.13
Arrow Sensex 27,457.58 2.33

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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