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Greek bond yields spike after failed vote paves way for elections LONDON: Greek bond yields shot higher on Monday after the government's candidate for president failed to win enough votes from lawmakers in a final round of voting, paving the way for national elections early next year.Investors took fright at the prospect of the leftist Syriza party -- which has vowed to write off much of Greece's debt, renegotiate its EU/IMF bailout and roll back austerity policies -- coming to power in an election slated for Jan. 25.Yields on 10-year bonds rose to 9.7 percent, up around 117 basis points on the day, while three-year yields were up 163 bps at 11.89 percent.The Athens composite equity index tumbled more than 11 percent before paring some losses to trade down 7.4 percent and at its lowest levels since mid-2013."The uncertainty is raising concerns for investors," said Manos Hatzidakis, an analyst at Beta Securities in Athens."Psychology has taken the lead, and when psychology ...


Australian & NZ dollars subdued, Aussie pinned near lows vs kiwi SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were subdued on Monday against a broadly firmer greenback in thin year-end trade, with the Aussie pinned near nine-year lows against its kiwi cousin. The Aussie was steady at $0.8123, having drifted in a slim $0.8110/27 range, not far from last week's low of $0.8087.A break there could open the way to the May 2010 trough of $0.8066. Steven Daghlian, a market analyst at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ...

Indian bonds, rupee fall on year-end FII sell-off MUMBAI: Indian bonds fell for the second straight session on Friday, with the yield on the 10-year benchmark paper touching its highest level in more than a week, as auction cut-offs set by the central bank disappointed the market. Also, doubts about the government's intention to stick to the fiscal consolidation roadmap surfaced after local news agency Cogencis reported on Wednesday that finance ministry officials were debating a fiscal deficit target of 4 percent of ...

JGB 10-year yield hits record low TOKYO: The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield dropped to a record low on Thursday as investors moved down the curve seeking higher yielding debt in a holiday-thinned market.The 10-year yield dropped 2 basis points to 0.310 percent, its lowest on record.Highlighting how low yields have become under the Bank of Japan's qualitative and quantitative easing policy, through which it buys large amounts of short-term debt, two-year government bonds were sold for the first time ...

Indian bonds gain as oil falls; rupee hurt by month-end dollar demand MUMBAI: The Indian rupee weakened on Tuesday on the back of month-end dollar demand from importers and a fall in domestic shares, but bonds gained, tracking a fall in global crude oil prices in a session marked by low trading volumes.Movement in foreign fund flows is likely to be a key determinant of market direction in the near-term as most foreign funds stay light on investments towards the end of the year."There is good support ...

South Korea sets 2015 T-bond issuance plans at 102.7 trillion won SEOUL: South Korea has set the total amount of treasury bonds to be issued next year at 102.7 trillion won ($93.14 billion), up 5.3 percent from 97.5 trillion won worth set for this year, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. The increase is modest compared to a projected 6.1 percent rise in GDP before inflation for 2015, and far less than a 10.3 percent rise in treasury bond issuance set for 2014. The ministry said ...

Intermediate-dated bonds weaken before auctions NEW YORK: Intermediate-debt underperformed long-dated bonds on Monday as investors prepared for new five-year and seven-year note supply, after the Treasury sold $27 billion in new two-year notes to solid demand.Yields rose earlier on Monday as equities held near record levels, reducing safety buying, even as oil prices resumed their downward march.Intermediate-dated debt weakened on Monday afternoon as investors prepared for a $35 billion sale of five-year notes on Tuesday and $29 billion in seven-year ...


 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln