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Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 1.52pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bills fell to 1.52 percent on Friday from 1.60 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion rupees ($32 million) worth of bills but accepted bids for 1.140 billion rupees. Bids totalled 2.765 billion rupees with yields ranging from 2.50 percent to 1.40 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014


Indian rupee falls but posts 1st weekly gain in five MUMBAI: The Indian rupee fell on Friday, snapping four sessions of gains as tumbling global markets raised fears about foreign investments while caution also prevailed ahead of key inflation data due next week. Global shares fell to a six-month low on Friday as investors worried about the prospect of a widespread economic slowdown just as US monetary stimulus nears its end. That dented what had been a good week so far for the rupee, which ...

Short-dated gilts surge as Fed prompts UK rate hike rethink LONDON: Short and medium-term British government bond prices rose on Thursday as expectations that British interest rates will rise early next year were scaled back following dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve and a downbeat business survey.Bond prices rose globally after the minutes showed Fed policymakers were worried about the global economy and the strength of the dollar.Coupled with a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) business survey that warned of a "first alarm bell" ...

Euro zone yields hit new lows after Fed signals no change for now LONDON: Yields on Spanish and a clutch of top-rated euro zone bonds hit record lows on Thursday, after the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.Analysts said the minutes of the mid-September meeting, released on Wednesday, indicated concern about a slowing global economy and the dollar's strength would keep Fed policy accommodative for now.Global equities and U.S. Treasuries rallied with yields on shorter-dated ...

Spanish yields hit record low as Fed rate hike bets pushed back LONDON: Spanish and French bond yields hit record lows in a broad-based euro zone debt rally on Thursday after the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. Analysts said the minutes of the Fed's mid-September meeting released on Wednesday indicated concerns about downside risks to the global economy and the dollar's strength would keep the Fed's policy stance accommodative in the near future. ...

Taiwan sells 5-year government bonds at 1.245pc yield TAIPEI: Taiwan auctioned T$34.538 billion ($1.14 billion) of 5-year government bonds at a yield of 1.245 percent, the central bank said on Thursday. The Ministry of Finance was scheduled to auction T$40 billion in five-year treasury papers. The central bank auctions government debt on behalf of the ministry. The yield was within the range of 1.23 percent-1.26 percent forecast in a Reuters poll. Copyright Reuters, 2014

German bond yields dip amid growth fears, equity weakness LONDON: German bond yields dipped towards record lows on Wednesday as concerns over global growth spurred demand for safe-haven debt.The euro zone's largest economy was at the centre of jitters about the region after poor industrial data this week and warnings from the IMF about a slower-than-expected recovery in domestic demand.The German data has overshadowed worries that the United States will start to raise interest rates soon, which would push German bond yields higher, and ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln