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Spain sells 3.1bn euros in bonds at record low yields MADRID: Spain sold 3.1 billion euros ($4.22 billion) of 3- and 5-year bonds at auction on Wednesday at record low yields after the European Central Bank released billions of euros into the banking sector, anchoring short-term interest rates around zero. The Treasury had aimed to sell between 2 billion and 3 billion euros of the two bonds. The Treasury sold 1.5 billion euros of a bond due April 30, 2017, at an average yield of 0.876 percent, down from 0.968 percent at the last auction June 5. The bond was 2.1 times subscribed compared to 2.0 times earlier in the month. The July 30, 2019 bond, with a 4.6 percent coupon, sold 1.6 billion euros with demand exceeding supply by 2.3 times and at an average yield of 1.402 percent. A comparable five-year bond, with a 2.75 percent coupon, was last auctioned June 5, at a yield of 1.520 percent ...

China 10-year fin min bond yield at 4.00pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.51 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.00 percent, as expected, traders said. Market forecasts had centred around 4.01 percent and ranged from 3.96 to 4.08 percent. The auction yield came in near Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 4.0540 percent for 10-year government bonds.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Short-dated UK gilt yields hit 3-year highs on expectations for earlier rate hike LONDON: Short-dated British government bond yields hit a three-year high on Tuesday on rising expectations of an earlier UK rate hike, despite tame inflation numbers.Yields on short-dated bonds, the most sensitive to interest rate expectations, have been rising since Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said last week that a rate hike could come sooner than markets expected.That message was reinforced by BoE policymaker David Miles who, in an interview published on Tuesday, also said ...

Greece plans summer bond issue after April success ATHENS: Greece is preparing to issue a small-sized, medium-term bond in the coming weeks to follow on the heels of its successful return to debt markets this year after a four-year exile, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.Bailed out twice by the European Union and International Monetary Fund and reliant on aid to keep afloat, Greece has enjoyed an abrupt turnaround in investor sentiment as it steadies its finances and targets a return to ...

Two-year German yields near zero as ECB injects cash LONDON: German two-year bond yields held near one-year lows on Tuesday as the European Central Bank released tens of billions of euros into the euro zone banking sector, anchoring short-term interest rates around the zero bound.For the first time the ECB did not hold a weekly deposit tender to neutralise the effect of the bond purchases it made at the height of the crisis, effectively injecting back into the market the 108 billion it drained ...

Indian bonds snap three-day fall, tracking rupee recovery MUMBAI: Indian bonds rebounded from session lows to snap a three-day fall on Tuesday as good buying from state-run banks following a recovery in the rupee helped, while some easing in global crude oil prices also underpinned sentiment.The rupee recovered from a one-and-a-half month low after the central bank chief assured investors that India is ready to deal with any external shocks arising from the Iraq crisis, even as a spike in oil prices heightens ...

UK gilt futures reverse early losses after lower-than-expected inflation data LONDON: British gilt futures reversed losses in early trade on Tuesday after inflation fell more sharply than expected in May to a 4-1/2 year low. Consumer price inflation dropped to 1.5 percent last month from 1.8 percent in April, its lowest level since October 2009, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected the index to fall to 1.7 percent. Following the data, British gilt futures jumped to a session-high ...


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Arrow DJIA 16,982.59 0.13
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Arrow FTSE 6,788.07 0.05
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Arrow CAC-40 4,344.77 0.33
Arrow Nikkei 15,529.40 0.46
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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