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German bond futures rally as weaker equities lift safe-haven debt LONDON: German Bund futures jumped on Monday as a retreat in stocks on expectations of soft Chinese manufacturing data spurred flows into safe-haven government bonds.Flash manufacturing PMI readings from China, the world's second biggest economy, could come in below the 50 level early on Tuesday, traders said, indicating that manufacturing activity is contracting."The Asian markets are weak so it looks to be a risk-off day and a continuation of the Bund rally that started last week," said Piet Lammens, a strategist at KBC Securities.Bund futures were last 30 ticks higher at 148.79 compared with 148.49 at Friday's settlement.Copyright Reuters, 2014


China one-year fin min bills yield at 3.71pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 22 billion yuan ($3.58 billion) of one-year bills in the interbank market on Friday at an average yield of 3.71 percent, traders said, within expectations.Market forecasts had centred around 3.78 percent and ranged from 3.70 to 3.85 percent. The auction yield came in below Thursday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.7675 percent for one-year government bills.Copyright Reuters, 2014

India's benchmark 10-year bond yield hits an over 11-mth low; may fall more MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield dropped to its lowest level in more than 11 months on Thursday on hopes foreign investors would continue to bet on India despite some concerns about US interest rates.The Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," but also indicated it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected when it starts moving.Although the dollar gained and US yields rose in ...

German bonds see-saw after tame TLTRO raises QE question LONDON: German bonds see-sawed on Thursday as investors weighed up whether a tepid response to the ECB's new long-term loans would prompt the central bank to find new ways to revive the region's ailing economy.Yields initially rose just after European markets opened, reacting to projections of steeper rate rises from the U.S. Federal Reserve. They fell after the ECB announced it would provide 82.6 billion euros of new long-term loans to banks, much less than ...

High-yield issuers set to jump on post-Fed rally NEW YORK: High-yield issuers are expected to jump on the rally in spreads sparked by Wednesday's announcement that the Fed will keep interest rates at zero for a "considerable time" to come. Some market participants expected the central bank to alter rates guidance on the back of improving economic data, but the central bank saw significant slack in the jobs market. That signaled rates are not about to rise sharply, as some had feared, leading ...

Yields on Kenya's 364- and 182-day treasury bills rise NAIROBI: The yield on Kenya's 364-day Treasury bills rose to 10.276 percent at auction from 10.163 percent, while that on six-months bills increased to 8.604 percent from 8.550 percent, the central bank said. The central bank said in a newspaper advertisement published on Thursday that it received a total of 6.7 billion shillings($75.11 million) worth of bids for the two papers on offer at auction on Wednesday, and accepted the entire amount.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Prices drop as Fed rate forecasts worry traders NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept in place near-zero interest rates and other ultra-loose US monetary policies meant to boost economic growth.After surrendering early gains spurred by unexpectedly tame US inflation data, Treasury prices turned negative as Fed policymakers issued economic assessments and a policy statement after a two-day meeting in Washington.The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJuly-June
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln