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UK gilt yields hit 11-day high after weak auction LONDON: British government bond prices fell after weak demand at the sale of 3.25 billion pounds ($4.95 billion) of 10-year gilts on Tuesday, pushing 10-year yields to their highest since May 22.The UK Debt Management Office said investors bid for 1.19 times the 3.25 billion pounds of 2 percent 2025 gilts available, matching similarly weak demand at a sale on April 8, which showed the lowest investor appetite since March 2009.Gilt futures fell to a session low and 10-year gilt yields rose more than 8 basis points on the day to peak at 1.937 percent at 0951 GMT.Ten-year gilts' yield spread over Bunds widened by around 3 basis points after the auction result was published to touch 133 basis points.Before the sale, Citi gilts strategist Jamie Searle had written in a note to clients that the auction had "clear negatives" as the gilt was expensive compared to others, though he ...


Yields climb to one-week peaks on upbeat US data NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose to one-week highs on Monday after data showed US manufacturing activity rebounded in May and construction spending improved, suggesting the world's largest economy was on a more steady path to recovery after a soft patch in the first quarter. Treasury debt prices, which move inversely to yields, were also weighed down by profit-taking and unwinding of month-end demand as investors braced for a spate of economic data this ...

Yields fall to lowest in three weeks on US GDP data NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Friday, with benchmark and long-dated US yields hitting their lowest in over three weeks, as data showing the US economy contracted in the first quarter supported views of a later Federal Reserve interest-rate hike. The government slashed its gross domestic product estimate to show GDP shrinking at a 0.7 percent annual rate, instead of the 0.2 percent growth it estimated last month. Still, the reading was a touch ...

Ten-year gilt yields hit 20-day low after soft GDP data LONDON: British government bonds rallied strongly on Thursday, taking 10-year yields to their lowest in nearly three weeks, following the release of first-quarter gross domestic product data which undershot economists' expectations.The Office for National Statistics confirmed an earlier reading of 0.3 percent growth in the first quarter -- half the fourth quarter rate -- wrong-footing economists who had been forecasting a small upward revision.Ten-year gilt yields hit 1.814 percent at 1053 GMT, their lowest since ...

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank may expand Tier 1 sukuk issue by $2-3bn DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will ask shareholders for permission to expand its existing Tier 1 sukuk issue, originally sold in 2012, by $2 billion to $3 billion, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday.The increase is subject to regulatory approval, the Abu Dhabi lender said.The Abu Dhabi lender will also ask shareholders to vote to increase the bank's capital by 168 million dirhams ($45.74 million) through a rights issue.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Long-dated yields dip on month-end buying, Greece fears NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasury yields edged lower on Wednesday on month-end buying and lingering concerns over Greece, while shorter-dated yields were mostly stable after the fears over Greece offset new supply.The dip in 30-year Treasury yields marked their second straight daily decline and pushed the yields to their lowest in 2-1/2 weeks, at 2.87 percent. Demand was partly driven by investors purchasing bonds to readjust portfolios ahead of month-end.Analysts have said that a decrease ...

Short-dated yields up on Fed rate hike bets; 30-yr yields slip NEW YORK: Short-dated US Treasury yields hit two-week highs on Tuesday on continued expectations that the Federal Reserve would hike rates this year, while yields on longer-dated Treasuries slid on concerns over Greece and global economic growth. US two- and three-year yields, which are sensitive to expectations on when the Fed will hike rates, hit two-week highs of 0.65 percent and 1.03 percent, respectively, after traders took a sanguine view of US durable goods orders ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln