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JGBs edge down, 10-year yield rises from 7-week low TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday as investors cautiously adjusted positions in the remaining days of Japan's fiscal year.The Bank of Japan offered to buy 400 billion yen of JGBs in the 5-year to 10-year zone, 350 billion yen in the 3-year to 5-year zone, and 300 billion yen in the 1-year to 3-year zone, under its bond-buying scheme.Japan's new fiscal year will begin on April 1, and the BOJ will announce the size of its April JGB purchases on March 31."We expect 1-5 year buying to return to the levels seen at the start of March," strategists at Barclays said in a note. "However, with the BOJ starting to show concern about the decline in market liquidity, it could also opt not to increase its buying."The benchmark 10-year yield rose 2.5 basis points to 0.330 percent, after earlier refreshing Monday's seven-week low of 0.300 percent.The superlong zone ...


Spanish bond yields lag as investors queue up for rare linker LONDON: Spanish yields lagged a broad rally in euro zone bonds on Tuesday as investors queued up for a rare sale of inflation-linked debt from the country.Traders said the underperformance was because investors had sold bonds in secondary markets to make room in their portfolios for the new linker, debt soon to be eligible for European Central Bank purchases and inclusion in major bond indices.Interest in the new deal topped 4 billion euros, Thomson Reuters' ...

JGB yield curve flattens as super long maturities outperform TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were little changed to slightly firmer on Tuesday, with the super long maturities outperforming on bargain hunting by investors.The benchmark 10-year yield stood unchanged at 0.305 percent, drawing support from steady U.S. Treasuries.It briefly rose to 0.320 percent when the finance ministry said it will delay the release of liquidity-enhancing auction results due to an administrative glitch, but calm returned after the ministry eventually released the outcome.The ministry had earlier ...

ECB says it bought 26.3bn euros of bonds in 10 days FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank said Monday it has bought 26.3 billion euros ($28.7 billion) worth of bonds under its controversial quantitative easing programme within the first 10 days.At the same time, ECB President Mario Draghi told a hearing of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels that the central bank was "on track" to meet its stated goal of a total 60 billion euros in bond purchases per month."On March ...

Spanish yields rise after anti-austerity party big gain in regional vote LONDON: Spanish yields nudged up on Monday after upstart anti-austerity party Podemos made big inroads in regional elections, with a vote split across the political spectrum offering a foretaste of national elections later this year.But the market moves were modest, tempered by the prospect of further purchases by central banks as the European Central Bank's trillion euro quantitative easing scheme enters its third week. Traders and strategists said they had not yet seen the ECB ...

German yields hit lows after cautious Fed, Greek markets on ropes LONDON: German bond yields fell to record lows on Thursday after the United States signalled it was in no rush to push up interest rates, while borrowing costs in Athens spiralled ahead of debt talks with its creditors. Hints that the world's largest economy may hold off tightening monetary policy brought relief across other euro zone markets, even with deposits flowing out of Greek banks and its government expected to run out of cash by ...

Bulgaria sells 3.1bn euros in largest ever bond sale SOFIA/LONDON: Bulgaria sold 3.1 billion euros its biggest ever debt sale on Thursday, becoming the latest emerging market to tap strong demand for euro-denominated debt stemming from the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme. Sofia priced three separate government bonds at the tight end of price guidance. It sold 1.25 billion euros of seven-year paper at a yield of 2.18 percent, 1 billion euros of a 12-year offering at 2.73 percent and a 850-million euros ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 04, 2015
Reserves $17.491 bln