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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 has prompted investors to switch out of risky investments. On Wednesday, it sent European stocks to a 1-1/2 month low, in favour of top-rated bonds."There are a lot of worries about the macro picture, especially in the euro zone, and that is benefiting the bond market," said Jean-Francois Robin, head of strategy at Natixis."We are back to a traditional correlation when the equity market is going down, the bond market is going up."German 10-year yields ...


India's benchmark 10-year bond yield drops to over 1-year low MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield drops below 8.42 percent, the lowest level in more than a year, amid strong volumes on speculation that foreign banks have been buying actively in the market. The yield was at 8.42 percent at 2:00 p.m. (0830 GMT) after hitting 8.4170 percent, its lowest since Sept. 18, 2013. Speculation that limits for foreign investment in debt could be raised soon, also weighed. Bonds worth nearly 421 billion rupees ($6.86 ...

Portugal sells 1 bln euros in 2020 bonds LISBON: Portugal sold 1 billion euros of bonds due 2020 on Wednesday at the lowest yield ever of that maturity, the IGCP debt agency said. The amount issued was at the top of the IGCP's indicative amount of 750 million euros to 1 billion euros. The IGCP placed the bond at an average yield of 1.8171 percent. Portugal hasn't issued a similar dated maturity recently but its five-year bonds currently trade around 1.7 percent.The bid-to-cover ...

German bond yields inch up during nervous wait for US payrolls LONDON: German bond yields edged higher on Friday as investors bet that an expected rebound in US employment in September will hasten monetary tightening in the world's biggest economy.With little immediate prospect of a European Central Bank government bond-buying scheme, European strategists believe a strong US non-farm payrolls figure for September, due at 1230 GMT, will send yields up further. "It all depends on the US payroll number, where we see some risk on the ...

Indian bonds snap two-day fall; seen lower next week MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gained on Wednesday as investors were attracted to debt after markets had been battered over the previous two sessions, but caution prevailed ahead of a long weekend.The 10-year bond had surged 7 basis points over the previous two sessions till Tuesday's close, hitting their highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on Tuesday over uncertainty about the Reserve Bank of India's policy review.Although the RBI ended leaving rates on hold on Tuesday as ...

Spanish yields dip after court suspends Catalonia referendum LONDON: Spanish government bond yields edged lower on Tuesday after the country's constitutional court suspended an independence referendum called by one of its richest regions.Catalonia President Artur Mas on Saturday signed a degree to hold a referendum on Nov. 9, a move that spooked investors who feared Spain may lose a region that accounts for around a fifth of Spain's economic output.Fitch ratings agency put the region's BBB- rating on negative watch as a result. ...

Indonesia raises 7.75 trillion rupiah at bond auction, below target JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 7.75 trillion rupiah ($636.92 million) of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, below an indicative target of 10 trillion rupiah, the finance ministry's debt office said. The three-month T-bills had the weighted average yield of 6.33975 percent and the one-year T-bills had the weighted average yield of 7.05517 percent. The yield for the 20-year bonds was 9.05940 percent, higher than 8.86988 percent from the previous auction earlier this month. The yield ...


 



 
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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