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Indian bond yield end up tracking oil prices; biggest weekly rise in 2-1/2 months MUMBAI: Indian government bonds ended sharply down on Friday, marking a second straight session of falls, as investors feared a potential spike in inflation after global oil prices scaled nine-month highs.Brent crude oil hit a nine-month high near $115 a barrel on Friday as the United States threatened military action against Islamist militants who have taken towns and cities in Iraq, raising concerns over its oil exports.On the week, the 10-year benchmark yield rose 9 basis points, the highest weekly rise in two and a half months since April 4.The respite from domestic consumer prices inflation cooling to three-month low of 8.28 percent in May proved to be short-lived.Meanwhile, investors were also cautious as the threat of below-average monsoon rains loom over the inflation outlook.India's monsoon rains were 48 percent below average levels in the week to June 11. India's farm sector accounts for 14 percent of its nearly $2 ...

Sri Lanka rupee tad weaker on importer dollar demand COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee edged down from a near a one-year high on Friday as importer dollar demand outpaced greenback sales by banks and exporters while state banks bought dollars to prevent volatility, dealers said. The rupee ended at 130.25/28 per dollar, little changed from Wednesday's close of 130.25/27, which was its highest since June 28, 2013. Both the forex and stock markets were closed on Thursday for a public holiday. "There was late ...

Spain to issue bonds due 2017 and 2019 on Wednesday MADRID: Spain will issue 3- and 5-year bonds at a scheduled auction on Wednesday, the Treasury said on Friday. The available bonds include one due April 30, 2017, with a 2.1 percent coupon and one due July 30, 2019, with a 4.6 percent coupon.The Treasury will detail the amount it wishes to raise at the auction on Monday at around 1200 GMT. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Indian bonds end slightly lower; inflation data eyed MUMBAI: Indian government bonds ended marginally lower on Thursday as investors trimmed bond holdings ahead of the key consumer price inflation data.The data is scheduled for release around 1200 GMT.A Reuters survey of 37 economists showed consumer price inflation probably eased to 8.4 percent in May, from April's three-month high of 8.59 percent as food prices fell slightly.Also on watch is April's industrial production data, which according to a Reuters poll, probably rose for the ...

Nigeria raises $521mn at bond sale, yields mixed LAGOS: Nigeria sold a combined 85.17 billion naira ($521.33 million) in three-year and 10-year bonds to mostly local pension funds and some offshore investors, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Thursday.DMO said it sold 30 billion naira worth of 3-year bonds at an 11.35 percent yield, up from the 11.09 percent the same tenor fetched at an auction last month.A total of 50 billion naira was sold in the 10-year paper at 12.24 percent, ...

Italy 12-month yields fall to new record low at bills auction MILAN: Italy paid a record low yield of 0.495 percent to borrow over a year at a bills auction on Wednesday as easing measures the European Central Bank unveiled last week spurred demand for higher-yielding debt from lower-rated euro zone issuers.The Treasury sold the planned 6.5 billion euros ($8.85 billion) in bills maturing in June 2015, attracting bids for 1.7 times that amount.A month ago Italy paid 0.65 percent to sell 12-month bills at an ...

Rand, forint, lead emerging currency pullback LONDON: South African local bond yields rose to the highest in six weeks on Wednesday on anticipation of rate hikes and a ratings downgrade, while the rand led a general emerging currency pullback versus the dollar.Swaps markets indicate that investors are pricing roughly 100 basis points of policy tightening in South Africa over the coming year following a hawkish speech by central bank governor Gill Marcus. That has pushed up bond yields across the curve ...


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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%
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