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JGBs drop, benchmark yield rises to highest since Sept 2014 TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices dropped on Thursday, pressured by falls in Treasuries and Bunds, sending the benchmark JGB yield to its highest level since September 2014.The 10-Year JGB yield rose 4 basis points to 0.535 percent, after earlier rising as high as 0.545 percent.The results of the Ministry of Finance's auction of 20-year JGBs was largely in line with expectations, though some market participants had been expecting stronger demand due to recently high yields.The ministry sold 1.0891 trillion yen of 20-year JGBs with a 1.3 percent coupon, at a lowest accepted price of 100.00. The bid-to-cover ratio declined to 2.56 from 2.91 at last month's sale, while the tail between the average and lowest accepted prices widened slightly to 0.11 from the previous 0.10.The 20-year yield rose 3.5 basis points to 1.280 percent, after earlier rising as high as 1.295 percent, while the 30-year yield added 1.5 basis point ...

US yields hit 7-month highs on supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday with benchmark yields reaching seven-month highs on selling spurred by this week's flood of debt supply, including $24 billion in three-year government notes.Investors' sales and dealers' hedging tied to an expected hefty supply of corporate bonds exacerbated the rise in Treasuries yields following last Friday's surprisingly strong US jobs report, analysts said."The theme du jour is supply, which is expected to accelerate this week," said Ed Atkins, ...

JGBs gain after solid auction results, US bonds TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday after a "liquidity enhancing" auction of existing long-dated JGBs attracted solid bids and US bond prices rebounded on concerns about the risk of default by Greece.The 10-year cash JGB yield fell 3.0 basis points to 0.460 percent, extending its fall from 6 1/2-month high of 0.505 percent hit on Thursday. The auction of 300 billion yen ($2.4 billion) JGBs with 15 to 39 years left to maturity ...

US bond yields fall as Greece worries stoke safety bid NEW YORK: Yields on US Treasury debt ended mostly lower on Monday with benchmark yields retreating from seven-month highs as concerns about Greece and its ability to avert default renewed demand from investors for lower-risk government debt.Greece and its creditors have not reached a deal for the cash-strapped country to obtain more funds. Greece delayed a 300 million euro payment to the International Monetary Fund last week and rattled investors on Friday when Prime Minister ...

Benchmark yields post largest weekly rise in two years NEW YORK: US benchmark Treasury debt yields on Friday posted their best weekly performance in two years after data showed the world's largest economy created more jobs than expected last month, bolstering prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Yields jumped across the board, especially at the front end of the curve.US two-year note yields hit a more than four-year peak and five-year yields touched a six-month high. As a result, the ...

Long-term yields fall from 8-month highs in line with German bonds NEW YORK: US long-term Treasury debt yields on Thursday dropped from eight-month peaks in line with a pullback in German bond yields in what market participants described as a technically driven rally in prices. A better-than-expected US jobless claims report had briefly boosted Treasury yields. Overall, some analysts believed the recent sell-off in Treasuries may have gone too far. "We were a little oversold here," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist at US Bank ...

US 10-year yield at 7-month peak, in line with Bunds NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields hit seven-month highs on Wednesday, bolstered by a solid US private sector employment report for May and gains in German bond yields after the European Central Bank raised its inflation forecast for this year. Yields on ten-year German Bunds jumped to 0.89 percent, the highest since late October last year. "I think the big story is we are trading off as Europe leads the way down (in price)," said ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
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