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Bond yields stabilize on Fed study, Ukraine ceasefire NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasuries yields stabilized on Monday after a study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve renewed concern there would be an early Federal Reserve rate increase, and as traders anticipated this week's supply. Investors expect the Fed to keep interest rates lower for longer, and to raise them more slowly, than U.S monetary policymakers themselves expect, according to research by the San Francisco bank published on Monday. "This is a Fed district that is very dovish, so it did catch the market's attention," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager for Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland, in reference to the San Francisco Fed. "The gulf between where the market thinks rates will be and the Fed - that probably has to narrow." He said that, in addition to the Fed paper, traders turned more optimistic on US economic growth after digesting last Friday's weaker-than-expected US employment report, ...


UK gilt yield curve steepens sharply on Scotland vote risk LONDON: Long-dated British government bond prices tumbled on Monday after supporters of Scottish independence from Britain took their first opinion poll lead less than two weeks before a referendum.The yield curve steepened sharply and sterling fell to a near 10-month low against the dollar following the YouGov survey, which put the "Yes" vote on 51 percent against the "no" camp on 49 percent.Scots head to the voting booths next Thursday.Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor ...

Indian bonds gain as Brent supports; debt limit hike in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gained on Monday as a fall in global oil prices raised expectation that inflation would be kept in check, while hopes persisted that the government would increase foreign investment limits.Sentiment was also underpinned after data on Friday showed US employers added the fewest jobs in eight months in August, reviving bets that the Federal Reserve might leave interest rates near zero for longer than anticipated.The gains shook up a lethargic bond ...

Peripheral yields fall, ‘turbo-charged’ by ECB rate cuts LONDON: Yields on the euro zone's lower-rated debt fell on Friday as the European Central Bank's rate cuts and openness to a large-scale bond-buying programme pushed investors towards riskier assets in a quest to maximise returns. An expected ceasefire between Ukraine government forces and pro-Moscow separatists prevented sharp yield falls in top-rated German Bunds, a traditional hedge against geopolitical concerns. The ECB cut its main refinancing rate to 0.05 percent, raised the penalty for banks ...

Spain sells 3bn euros in bonds, yields drop to record lows MADRID: Spain sold 3 billion euros (3.94 billion US dollar) of debt at a double bond auction on Thursday, at the top end of its target range and at record low yields on both maturities. The government had aimed to sell between 2 billion and 3 billion euros of the two bonds. The Treasury sold 2.3 billion euros of a bond due Oct. 31, 2024, at an average yield of 2.272 percent, down from 2.686 ...

Polish long yields plumb record lows on dovish rate outlook BUDAPEST: Poland's government bond yields plumbed new record lows in early trade on Thursday as the slowing Central European recovery fuelled expectations of more monetary easing in the region's biggest economy.After the central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 2.5 percent on Wednesday, in line with consensus forecasts, Governor Marek Belka said interest rate cuts were very likely.Some dealers and investors had predicted a cut of 25 or even 50 basis points as soon ...

China finance ministry to auction 6-month bills on Sept.12 SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Thursday that it would auction 15 billion yuan ($2.44 billion) in six-month bills on Sept 12. The bills will be issued from Sept 12 to 17 and begin secondary market trading on Sept 19, it said in a statement published on the ministry's website. For stories on Chinese debt issue. Copyright Reuters, 2014


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln